Elizabeth Kamens

Mount Vernon’s Pelham may be renovated

Mount Vernon’s Pelham Hall is the next residence hall slated for renovation, a project the University expects to start and finish in the next two to three years. Pelham Hall houses about 80 students in single rooms with communal bathrooms. The University has proposed that Pelham Hall II differ a great deal in design from […]

Veterans featured in documentary on running for congress

A crowd of about 100 people filled the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday for an advanced screening of “Taking the Hill,” a documentary which follows four U.S. Army war veterans in their quest to become members of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 2006 midterm elections. The screening was sponsored by Discovery Times and the […]

GW Dems offer alternative club

The national committee of College Republicans named the GW College Republicans the best chapter in the United States last February. The GW College Democrats is one of the largest student organizations on campus. So, why did senior Arman Tarzi, founder of the GW Democrats, decide last June that he should form another political student organization? […]

Law school upgrades

Renovations to the Law School are nearly complete after seven years of planning and ongoing construction. Though initial phases of the renovation process began in 1999, areas where construction most recently took place include University Yard, Lisner Hall and Bell Hall, said Thomas Morrison, associate dean administrative in the Law School’s Dean’s Office. Most of […]

Three new groups join campus

Urban campuses might be known for having more subdued fraternity and sorority scenes, but GW’s list of Greek-letter groups is growing. Three new chapters, fraternities Sigma Chi and Kappa Alpha Order and sorority Pi Beta Phi, will hold recruitment events for the first time this fall. About 15 to 18 percent of the student body […]

WEB UPDATE: Sorority members conceal Facebook profiles for recruitment

Posted Tuesday, July 25, 8: 51 p.m. Members of sororities are being required to conceal personal information on the social networking database Facebook during the recruitment process. The Panhellenic Association, which oversees eight sororities on campus, is requiring all members of a sorority to set their Facebook profiles so that visitors to the site can […]

Protesters call for end to genocide in Sudan

About 15,000 people crowded the National Mall Sunday afternoon urging the U.S. government to take action against the genocide occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan. Speakers at the rally included 2006 U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Joey Cheek, Oscar-winning actor George Clooney and Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel, along with many other political activists and lawmakers. […]

University unlikely to divest from Israel, Darfur

The University is unlikely to heed the call of two groups of campus activists calling for GW to divest from companies that do business with Sudan and Israel. The push for the University to divest from companies with ties to Israel, led by campus activists for Palestinian rights, is the second major divestment campaign on […]

New Verizon antenna set to be built on Funger by late summer

Students using Verizon cell phones next year should have drastically better reception on campus. The University and the cell phone carrier agreed to a contract after seven months of negotiations that will place an antenna atop Funger Hall. The contract was signed last week, and the University expects the new Verizon antenna system to be […]