Drew Spence

Camp Kesem event raises $5,000

The GW chapter of Camp Kesem raised $5,000 at its annual “Share the Magic” fundraiser April 30, inviting administrators and local residents to the Mount Vernon campus. Camp Kesem – a summer camp for children whose parents are battling cancer – hosted the silent auction and dinner to raise money for the program’s operating costs. […]

Model UN team wins diplomacy awards in Taiwan

This spring break the GW Model United Nations delegation made their third-annual voyage to the World Model UN Conference, traveling the furthest the group has ever been for the event, to Taipei, Taiwan. A team of six GW students made its way to the Asian country for the 2010 World Model UN Conference – a […]

GW has most Peace Corps volunteers of mid-sized schools

For the second consecutive year, GW has more graduates in the Peace Corps than any other medium-sized university, the organization announced Thursday. This marks the second year in a row and third time in four years that GW has placed first in the rankings for the category of colleges and universities with between 5,000 and […]

GW intensifies media relations presence

Five new staff members have been hired to GW’s Office of Media Relations over the last six months in hopes of increasing the amount of media coverage the University receives, a University administrator said last week. Two new media relations specialists, as well as new associate and executive directors for media relations and a sports […]

Student groups unite to plan Haiti relief

Powerful stories and images of the death, destruction and despair emerging from Haiti after the small Caribbean country was rocked by a massive earthquake last Tuesday have united the GW community in efforts to help. Although University President Steven Knapp reported “no George Washington students or employees were in Haiti” during the earthquake, more than […]

Cold weather hampers alternative trips

The University’s annual Alternative Breaks Program had to contend with new challenges this winter – not because of participants or planners, but due to mother nature. The program, sponsored by the Office of Community Service, took students to Atlanta and New Orleans from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10 to work on reconstruction after natural disasters […]

Daily Show correspondent pairs stand-up and economics

Web Exclusive John Oliver, a correspondent for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, tackled issues of international policy, but made time for light-hearted humor speckled with four-letter words, at an event Sunday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Oliver and Daniel Franklin, an editor of The World in 2010, an annual issue of The Economist, […]

Hillel raises funds for breast cancer

Correction appended By joining forces with student groups across campus, the GW Hillel student leadership raised more than $7,500 for breast cancer research last month, the organization’s president said this week. Marc Friend, president of Jewish Student Association, said his group partnered with fraternities and sororities on campus to give manicures, sell Challah bread and […]

University expects fewer resignations

Although several high profile University officials are set to leave GW at the end of the academic year, a University financial officer said other GW employees are reluctant to leave their positions in the sluggish economy, and the University will not save any funds this year due to vacancies. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou […]

University fundraisers press ahead in weak economy

GW’s Office of Development may be without a permanent director during a slumping economic climate, but it is plowing full steam ahead in a fundraising push for three major projects, University President Steven Knapp said this week. The University has set goals to increase donations for financial aid by $30 million, continue toward a goal […]