Elizabeth Kamens

University has no plans to divest from Darfur

While GW announced this month its plan to pursue new international investments, University officials have not yielded to student requests to renounce any ties they may have with companies doing business in Sudan. Genocide in that African country’s Darfur region has killed more than 200,000 people and left another two million displaced. Last week, Yale […]

Hess discusses new book about foreign correspondents

GW professor Stephen Hess discussed his newest book, “Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States,” with a packed crowd at the Politics and Prose bookstore on Connecticut Avenue Saturday. Students and professionals turned out to hear Hess explain his belief that foreign correspondents are playing an increasingly important role in the way the […]

Dulles shuttle offers free rides to Virginia airport

Securing transportation to Dulles International Airport may be a lot easier and cheaper this Thanksgiving break for some students. A Student Association initiative called Colonial Coach will run buses between the Foggy Bottom campus and the suburban Virginia airport on Nov. 22 and 23 at no cost to students. “Our goal was to make this […]

SA seeks to create peer advising program

The Student Association plans on launching a mentoring program that would match up underclassmen with juniors and seniors to get advice on class registration so that they can avoid regular advisers. The program would resemble the advising process at Colonial Inauguration and is based off of the Elliott School of International Affairs’ peer advising program. […]

MBA program improves ranking to 31

The University’s master of business administration program jumped from a ranking of 37 to 31 in the Wall Street Journal’s business school guide released last month. The rankings are determined by surveying more than 3,000 business recruiters and based on three factors: the perception of the school and its students, the projected future financial support […]

University to improve residence halls’ common areas

GW spent $3 million on renovating residence halls and updating fire and life safety equipment over the summer, and it has allocated an additional $1.5 million for improving common areas in GW’s oldest and largest dorms. The renovations come largely as a result of a Student Association initiative called the Residence Hall Renewal project, which […]