Erica Obersi

Son of former Iranian leader touts democracy

Audience members greeted Reza Pahlavi, the son of the late Shah of Iran, with a standing ovation when he spoke of the relentless pursuit for democracy and human rights in Iran at an event Tuesday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Pahlavi – who has lived in exile in the U.S. since the […]

Survivors honored at Relay for Life

When Pat Moseley found out she had developed breast cancer, she was determined to win the battle her mother lost in 1996. After a lumpectomy, six weeks of radiation and five years of intensive medication, Moseley can count herself among the growing number of cancer survivors. It is stories like Moseley’s that brought together approximately […]

Juniors use candidate to show SA’s lighter side

As Student Association candidates gathered in the Marvin Center Feb. 25, clustered with their teams of supporters and anxiously awaiting election results, one man’s success created a unifying cheer throughout the room. With the announcement that Steve Holt was elected as a write-in candidate to Senior Class Council, proverbial party lines were crossed as the […]

Journalists share battlefield stories

Finding stories in war-torn areas and staying safe are difficult tasks to accomplish at the same time, three of the news industry’s top war correspondents said at an event Monday afternoon at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Washington Post National Editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post staff writer Ann Scott Tyson and New York Times […]

New law aims to protect college-aged credit card customers

Web Exclusive New credit card rules went to effect Monday that include both protections and restrictions for college-aged Americans. The sweeping new legislation, called the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, is a key part of a number of initiatives by the Obama administration to increase the protection of consumers – particularly in financial […]

D.C. colleges enjoy multiple days off

After four days of canceled classes for universities across the District, other D.C. college students shared in both the excitement and hassles that came with two large snowfalls in less than a week. Georgetown, American, Catholic and Howard universities canceled classes all four days and reduced operations since the first snowstorm began last Friday. At […]

Abortion rallies draw students

Protesters filled parts of downtown D.C. Friday, brandishing signs that read ‘I regret my abortion’ or ‘It’s my body, it’s my decision’ as demonstrators came from across the country to protest or celebrate the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. On campus, multiple student and religious groups including Colonials for Life, Voices for Choices, Newman […]

City donates holiday baskets to D.C.’s neediest

Web Exclusive Christmas arrived early this year for thousands of the District’s neediest residents, who received boxes filled with food, toys and personal care items at the second annual “Miracle in the Nation’s Capital.” The event, hosted by the office of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association and nonprofit […]

Television food stars flock to D.C.

Food lovers and industry specialists from across the country – including some Food Network favorites – gathered at the fourth annual Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show in the District this past weekend. The consumer-based trade show is an annual celebration of cooking and entertaining designed to be a fun and engaging experience for culinary enthusiasts. […]