Ellaine Gelman

West brings ‘bling’ to Quad

More than 5,600 students took advantage of sunny, 70-degree weather Saturday to hear rapper Kanye West perform and enjoy free food, games and amusements at a record-breaking Spring Fling. Students waved their hands to the beat during West’s performance, swaying to the loud music that boomed from University Yard. Saturday’s crowd was a record for […]

CNN anchor discusses working women

CNN Anchor Judy Woodruff urged female students to follow their passion and do what they believe at a speech at GW Tuesday night. The lecture was the first of the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation’s Distinguished Lecturer Program, which focuses on women and leadership. The National Panhellenic Conference serves as an umbrella organization for 26 women’s […]

Hillel sends Jewish students to Israel

Jewish students who traveled to Israel this winter said visiting holy sites and meeting Israelis made them feel more connected to the country than before. Despite security concerns, 56 GW students spent a week and a half visiting Jerusalem, floating in the Dead Sea and climbing Masada as part of the semi-annual Birthright Israel trip. […]

GW alters housing options

Rising juniors and seniors will be able to return to live in on-campus housing, and GW will offer co-ed housing in Scholars Village townhouses next year – part of several changes the University will implement for students living on campus in the fall. Housing Services officials said last week that they have preliminary plans to […]

CADE reviews alcohol campaign

Although GW’s alcohol-related hospitalizations dropped slightly this semester, the University may discontinue its three-year-old anti-binge drinking campaign at the end of the spring. There were 39 alcohol-related hospitalizations since September, down from 44 at this time in 2002, according to Student Judicial Services. Hospitalizations also fell from seven to three over Halloween weekend. Director of […]

Students, faculty win awards

GW announced its winners for three prestigious University-sponsored scholarships, which include three students, two faculty members and one staff members. The GW Award – given out to four members of the GW community – will be presented at Commencement, while all other award recipients will pick up their honors before graduation. Graduating senior Chanel Haliburton […]

GW looks to boost faculty diversity

GW officials plan to implement a number of new techniques to bring diverse faculty members to University classrooms, including adding a minority to the search committee and recruiting more Hispanic professors. Despite hiring 35 women and 28 minorities for professor positions this year, academic affairs officials said they are attempting to close the diversity gap […]

Makeup days scheduled

Students will attend two extra days of classes at the end of the semester to make up for last month’s snow day cancellations. Although the University will not be making up the Dec. 5 snow day because it fell right before midterms and there were scheduling conflicts, officials said the February dates gave the University […]

Students hunger for late-night eats

After a long night on the town freshman Stacy Schafer heads back to her residence hall with some friends. Feeling hungry, they try to figure out their options for a late night meal, but find their choices extremely limited. Click here for the full story.

GW seeks later HWC hours

The University appealed to the D.C. Zoning Commission Tuesday to extend Health and Wellness Center hours. The GW proposal also contains a request to sell HWC memberships to 3,000 GW community members, including Foggy Bottom residents, alumni and parents. The board will now hear public comment on the measure and decide on the zoning changes […]