Elizabeth Wozobski

Grads honored on National Mall

Between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument, GW held its Commencement ceremony on a sun-filled National Mall for the first time before a crowd of about 25,000. “I actually liked it better than the Ellipse,” University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said, comparing this year’s ceremony location on the Mall to the lawn in front […]

Aramark workers get pink slips

Seven J Street employees are out of work after Aramark, the company that runs the food court, announced a round of layoffs on Valentine’s Day. Since August 2004, 25 positions have been eliminated at J Street. The reductions now bring J Street staffing to below May 2004 levels. Leanne Scott-Brown, a spokesperson for Aramark’s business […]

Georgetown paper seeks independence from school

The Hoya, Georgetown University’s biweekly student newspaper, is seeking editorial and financial independence from its school. “We don’t feel the university is as invested in us as we are,” said senior Josh Zumbrun, chairman of The Hoya’s Board of Directors, which oversees management of the publication. Attainting independence might allow the newspaper to increase its […]

City in lockdown ahead of inauguration

As President Bush’s second inauguration draws near, so does the implementation of some of the tightest security a city accustomed to a high police presence has ever seen. “There is an unprecedented high level of security for the presidential inauguration,” University Police chief Dolores Stafford said. Stafford encouraged GW community members to “carry their GWorld […]

MPAA chief discusses file-sharing suits

Dan Glickman, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, defended the lawsuits his organization launched against file-sharers in a speech at GW Wednesday. Glickman, a GW alumnus, spoke at the Jack Morton Auditorium just weeks after the MPAA launched a series of copyright suits. In its effort to enforce intellectual property laws, […]

Business school ahead of schedule

Construction of GW’s new business school is running three weeks ahead of schedule one year after work began. Louis Katz, GW executive vice president and treasurer, said the $56 million dollar project has “been running very smoothly.” The outer structure of the business building has been completely erected and the focus of construction is now […]

New student-run journal focuses on research

Students now have the opportunity to have their original research published in Inquiry, the University’s new student-run research journal. Co-founder Alison Matela, who graduated last year, said she was interested in starting the project after serving as a student representative on a retention committee. She saw many of her best peers leaving GW for other […]

SA senators say Univ. should fully fund EMeRG

Some Student Association senators are complaining that their organization is picking up the tab for EMeRG. and are urging the University to fully fund the program. When the SA dished out funds to on-campus student groups earlier this month, the Senate threatened to cut the budget of EMeRG., which is mostly financed by the University. […]