Emily Green

Hundreds of students march for AIDS treatment

About 500 GW students joined students from around the country Saturday to participate in the first national youth march against AIDS. Demonstrators marched nearly two miles from Lafayette Park to the Capitol to call for increased funding for medical research and other measures to help end the pandemic. About 8,000 people are infected with AIDS […]

University evaluates dorm phones

University officials are considering the elimination of telephones in residence hall rooms in response to decreased demand and the widespread use of cell phones. GW is following in the steps of colleges across the country that are contemplating silencing dorm phones that in many cases go practically unused by students. Officials stressed that they are […]

Too few Spanish classes leads to overcrowding, long wait list

GW’s Spanish program is struggling to accommodate students with enough faculty and classroom space, professors in the department said. There are 89 students on a wait list to get into a Spanish class this spring and 24 classes have exceeded their caps, said Ellen Echeverr?a, chair of the Spanish language program. Spanish 1, 2, 3 […]

Thousands call for abortion ban at demonstration

About 50 students joined thousands of anti-abortion activists to call for a legal ban on abortion at the 32nd annual March for Life Monday. The demonstrators marched nearly 18 blocks from the Ellipse to the Supreme Court. Many of the students belonged to Colonials for Life, a non-sectarian group founded in October 2003 that has […]

Early Decision I applications down

Early Decision I applications dropped by nearly 200 to 950 this year, the first in which students applying to GW under the binding agreement were aware of the University’s fixed tuition plan. Of the 950 early decision applicants, 560 were admitted. The average SAT score for the newly admitted students, who represent 37 states, D.C., […]

Some students never received ballots

Sophomore Deirdre Demers traveled three and a half hours to her hometown of Reading, Pa., to vote Tuesday after she had not received her absentee ballot. “I really knew I wanted to vote in this election,” she said. Demers is one of several students who went home to vote or paid to send their ballots […]

Students remain without absentee ballots

With the presidential election only days away, some students are still waiting for their absentee ballots. A number of problems – mail mix-ups, complications with local government offices and failure to complete forms on time – have prevented some students from voting. “I don’t know entirely what to make of it,” said Sean White, director […]

Deal could expand Colonial Cash

More off-campus businesses might accept Colonial Cash now that the University has signed a multiyear contract with Blackboard that will provide the technological support needed to expand GWorld operations. The D.C.-based software company, which provides the University with electronic learning services, will manage each partner’s account and will allow more area businesses to team up […]

Most students signed up to vote

About 96 percent of students are registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election and 80 percent have applied for an absentee ballot, GW Votes organizers said last week. The organization calculated registration statistics from a series of straw polls of students and by talking to 1,500 students living in residence halls. GW Votes, the […]

Colonial Cash delays hurt businesses

When students go to the Washington Deli, they often don’t buy anything. “Students come into the store and ask if we accept GWorld cards. I have to say, ‘I am sorry, I am not in the program,’ and they leave because it is the only cash they’ve got,” said Jim Doherty, co-owner of the deli, […]