Emily Cirillo

Student Association to continue newspaper program

After a successful month-long pilot of supplying free newspapers, the Student Association voted this week to fund the program’s continuation for the rest of the semester. The organization set aside $4,500 to maintain daily delivery of The New York Times as part of its mid-year allocations bill, which passed the senate Feb. 13. Rohan Batra, […]

Student Association seeks new financial policies for graduate students

The Student Association’s finance committee is tackling concerns from graduate student groups who claim they were shortchanged by a new policy implemented this fall. Student Association Finance Committee chair John Bennett, U-At Large, is working to mitigate a rule change that combined funding pools for graduate and undergraduate activities, forcing graduate students to compete more […]

Student Association election watchdogs shift focus

The leader of the regulatory body traditionally charged with scrutinizing Student Association elections is pledging to move away from doggedly seeking out rule violations to instead boost campus participation in the vote. Senior Phil Gardner, chair of the Joint Elections Committee, said the group’s top goal is to attract more voters to the February election, […]

GW considers shelter options for Vern Express

As temperatures start to drop, the University is working on a way to keep students warm while they wait for the Vern Express outside Funger Hall. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said options include building an exterior bus shelter and keeping Funger Hall open later. “We’re still in the exploratory stages of this process, but working […]

Local restaurant rejects dozens of invalid coupons

An online coupon service is giving out discount coupons without the permission of the venues they are discounting, a local restaurant owner is alleging. Customers can purchase the coupons from Mobile Spinach, but unlike Groupon, restaurants are not approached about the deal until a coupon quota is met, Saad Jallad, the owner of Crepeaway, said. […]

Courses selected for Ames

The newly restored Ames Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus will hold more than two dozen course sections next semester, many geared toward freshmen. The five-story building will host the largest classes in the campus’ history, including a 75-student calculus course and a 124-student American history course in the Vern’s first lecture hall. Nineteen out […]

Ames to reopen in January

A five-story academic space complete with lecture halls and a cafe will open on the Mount Vernon Campus in January. The renovated Ames Hall will boast the largest classrooms on the Vern, with offerings of popular freshman classes, like introductory mathematics and political science courses, to accommodate the students that will now be taking their […]

Convocation speakers encourage service, tolerance

Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core Eboo Patel urged freshmen to incorporate service into their GW experience at the combined Freshman Convocation and Freshman Day of Service opening ceremony Sunday. Patel, one of President Barack Obama’s advisers on faith, implored the nearly 2,300 students in attendance to embody the values of service for which […]

Freshmen volunteer on 9/11

More than 2,300 freshmen, upperclassmen and faculty bused to sites across the D.C. area Sunday to clean parks and paint schools in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. This year, the annual service event focused on the President’s Interfaith Service and Community Service Campus Challenge, a national call for unity […]