Eric Thibault

Bookstore launches digital textbook program

A new eTextBooks program offered by the GW Bookstore lets students buy a digital version of a limited number of textbooks and save an average of 40 percent over the hard copies, GW Bookstore manager Bob Blake said last week. Through the program – which began this semester for about 100 textbooks – a student […]

Columbian College votes to reduce number of GCRs

Faculty in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences voted to cut the school’s General Curriculum Requirements nearly in half Friday afternoon, a decision that will significantly alter the course load for future students in the University’s largest college. CCAS students are now required to take 42 to 44 credit hours in seven different areas […]

CCAS faculty to vote on fewer GCRs

Faculty members in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will soon vote on a proposal that could significantly reduce the school’s course requirements, administrators said this week. New measures being proposed could decrease the school’s number of required classes, offer new courses and restructure existing ones. Faculty members in CCAS are expected to vote […]

GW celebrates namesake’s birthday

University President Steven Knapp kicked off George Washington’s 277th birthday celebration Sunday night with three loud chants of “Whoo-zah! Whoo-zah! Whoo-zah!” The celebration, which was moved inside for a third consecutive year due to weather conditions, featured a pie-eating contest, a live band and a mock bonfire. Wind gusts of 35 miles per hour forced […]

Professors limit laptop use in classes

Facebook, video-chatting and instant messaging may soon be a thing of the past – at least in some GW classrooms. A growing number of professors are banning or restricting the use of laptop computers in their classrooms in an attempt to get students to pay attention and engage in classroom discussions. “It’s a question of […]

A front row seat to history

Plenty of GW students are planning to battle the unprecedented inauguration crowds to take advantage of their proximity to the historic events taking place around the city. Sophomore Kimberly Davis was one of the lucky 240,000 people to win a ticket to the swearing-in ceremony in a lottery from her congressman’s office. Davis said her […]

Faculty discuss science center

Members of the Faculty Senate presented a controversial plan on Friday to build a multimillion-dollar science center in the middle of campus, in one of the first concrete discussions about a project that would radically alter GW’s academic focus. The discussion comes almost two years after the body voted to make the facility their top […]

Elliott School alum becomes U.S. ambassador to NATO

A graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs was named the 19th U.S. ambassador to NATO this month. Kurt Volker, a 1987 graduate of Elliott School’s graduate program, said he attributes much of his success to the experiences he had while at GW. “I chose George Washington University for my master’s degree because I […]

Officials question double majors

About 15 percent of GW students pursue a double major, a growing trend nationwide, but several administrators say the practice has few benefits after college. The number of students double majoring in America has risen 85 percent in the past 10 years, according to statistics reported by the Los Angeles Times in June. Cheryl Beil, […]

School of Business will record classes

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Project Management program will soon be able to watch a professor’s lecture without having to leave their homes or residence halls. University officials in the Graduate School of Business announced their plan last week to integrate a “TiVo” style system called “Lecture Capture” into their program in […]