Eric Thibault

Alumni giving rises to new levels

Alumni donations increased significantly last year after University President Steven Knapp made it a top priority of his administration, but officials said the school is still far from reaching its fundraising goals. The University received about 16 percent more alumni contributions last year from only four percent more donors, said Adrienne Rulnick, associate vice president […]

GW members of AKA celebrate sorority’s centennial in Washington

Sunday, July 20 Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha at GW helped their sorority kick off its centennial celebration at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. last Monday. The GW chapter of the nation’s first black sorority, recognized this spring as the undergraduate chapter of the year for the second straight year, presented various […]

Speaker | Law School: Senator Daniel Inouye from Hawaii

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) will address about 2,000 graduating Law School students in the Smith Center Sunday. He will also be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his dedication to public service. Inouye graduated from the Law School in 1952 with a juris doctorate. “Sen. Inouye is not only a distinguished […]

Speaker | Graduate School of Business: Chairman, president and CEO of NewAlliance Bank Peyton R. Patterson

Peyton R. Patterson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of NewAlliance Bancshares and NewAlliance Bank will speak to the Graduate School of Business on Friday at the school’s graduation ceremony. Susan M. Phillips, dean of the school, said she was pleased to have two prominent speakers for the undergraduate and graduate School of Business ceremonies. […]

J Street workers request better working conditions

Friday, May 2, 4:07 p.m. A large group of J Street employees signed a petition against Sodexo this March, alleging they have been subject to daily harassment, unfair working conditions and mass layoffs. Forty workers said in the document that they “dread coming to work,” and that firings have forced them to increase their hours […]

Columbian College mulls GCR changes

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will release a recommendation on the school’s general curriculum requirements next fall that could call for fewer introductory course requirements, CCAS administrators said. A committee composed of students, faculty and parents is reviewing CCAS’s current GCR requirements. If any changes are made, the number of GCRs will decrease […]

Groups ask for green roof

Two student organizations are working with administrators to raise $18,000 for the installation of a structure that could save the University money in electric bills. Green GW and Net Impact have raised $7,000 of a needed $25,000 to place a green roof atop the Elliott School of International Affairs. The vegetative structure would consist of […]

Hispanic faculty up at GW

The number of Hispanic faculty at GW increased by 33 percent over the past two years while numbers of female and black faculty remained stagnant, according to a report released at a Faculty Senate meeting this month. “I don’t think the numbers reflect a lack of effort to recruit women and minority faculty, rather that […]

Mount Vernon to offer less expensive options for freshmen

Web Extra Some Mount Vernon residence halls will be among the cheapest available to incoming freshmen this fall. University President Knapp and the Board of Trustees identified Cole, Clark, Hensley and Merriweather as residence halls the University will offer students who receive financial aid at a price about $1,500 cheaper than this year’s lowest rates. […]