Emily Cirillo

Vern Express lifts ban on standing

Standing is again allowed on the Vern Express after the company that manages the shuttle conducted a three-month investigation of the safety of the shuttles. International Limousine, which operates the shuttle service, required passengers to be seated on all moving shuttles after a student fell through the emergency back door of a shuttle in June. […]

Professor selected for Guggenheim

A professor of English and human sciences was selected as a prestigious Guggenheim Fellow, one of 180 selected this year. The competition, in its 87th year running, grants fellowships to artists, scientists and scholars with demonstrated accomplishments in their fields. Jeffrey Cohen was selected from a pool of 3,000 in 2011. Cohen is the director […]

University earns green praises, rankings

Earth Day brought the University accolades and new benchmarks, earning GW a spot in a national review of green colleges for its accelerated efforts to instill green practices and principles on campus. The Princeton Review recognized GW as one of the “311 greenest colleges” in the nation, commending the University’s environmentally related policies, activities and […]

GSEHD aims to raise profile in higher education field

The dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development is working to elevate the school’s profile by strengthening relations with all levels of government and developing international and online programs. GSEHD will launch several new initiatives to reinvest in education as some programs within the school experience falling enrollments “Education as a career […]

GW launches campaign to promote goals

As GW approaches its 200th anniversary, top administrators are promoting their broad strategy for improving the University. Under a tentative title of Vision 2021 – the year the University celebrates its 200th birthday – the goals include investing in research, increasing diversity among faculty, staff and students, building strategic partnerships with government, industry and non-profit […]

Former director of admissions dies

A former director of the Office of Admissions, best known for putting an emphasis on admitting foreign students to the University, died Dec. 27. He was 84. George W. Stoner served as the director of admissions for more than 50 years, and was revered by his colleagues for his love and loyalty to GW. “His […]

University to offer gender-neutral housing option

A yearlong push to add a dramatically progressive option to student living came to a close Thursday, as the University announced it will offer gender-neutral housing next year. The ruling, which will allow students of the opposite sex to live together, will take effect in all but three of the University’s residence halls next year. […]

Students say Vern Express service is unreliable

An increase in the number of Mount Vernon residents this year has prompted the University to expand the fleet of Vern Express buses shuttling between its two campuses, but frequent riders are still complaining the service is slow and unreliable during off-peak hours. Four more busses connect Foggy Bottom and the Vern on weekdays and […]

More students use Writing Center

An uptick in visitors this semester has forced the Writing Center to hire new tutors and extend hours for current tutors in hopes of meeting student demand for the center. The Writing Center saw a 26 percent increase in students receiving tutoring last week compared to the same week last year, said Christy Zink, who […]

University awarded medical education grant for work in Africa

The GW Medical Center was awarded a $12.5 million grant last week, which is intended to help the University improve medical education in sub-Saharan Africa. The grant is part of a five-year, $130 million initiative by the National Institutes of Health to increase the number of health care workers in Africa. Fitzhugh Mullan, a professor […]