Erin Gamble

Students dispute SMPA major fee

As student majors in the School of Media and Public Affairs grumble about a $1,000 fee that will become a permanent addition to their yearly GW tuition bills, GW Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz says that students are misinterpreting the purpose of the added cost. Katz said the fee is needed in order for […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE:SJT holds “fireside chat” at MVC

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg fielded questions from 80 Mount Vernon students in front of a construction paper fireplace for a “Fireside Chat with President Trachtenberg” Tuesday night. The event was organized by Somers Hall residents. During the hour and a half dialogue, students asked Trachtenberg questions ranging from course offerings to housing to fees […]

Web Exclusive: Peace Corps sees applicant increase

Peace Corps officials said they have received an influx of applications since Sept. 11. In a list released last week, GW ranks 22nd in a list of the top 25 Peace Corps universities. “We’ve certainly noticed a trend of (increased applications),” Sara Johnston, Peace Corps spokesperson for the mid-Atlantic region, said at a recruitment meeting […]

Students say MVC is safe

Mount Vernon residents said they feel safe and that security is a “non-problem,” even though many said Somers Hall is easy to get into. Mount Vernon officials and residents cited a safe neighborhood, University Police presence and a “tight” community as reasons the Mount Vernon Campus seems safer than Foggy Bottom. “The campus as a […]

Worker robs students

Two students are missing about $1,300 worth of property allegedly stolen from Somers Hall at the Mount Vernon Campus by a maintenance worker last semester. Four Somers Hall residents suspect the maintenance worker, who had keys to all rooms in the residence hall, stole more than $3,000 worth of property from their rooms. Freshman Kate […]

Major studies service

Helping others is not simply what human services majors do on the weekend. It’s going to be their job. The human services program, one of three programs in the sociology department of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is more than 20 years old. The major was originally designed for nursing students who wanted […]

Blue lights ensure safety

Among students, it is no mystery that GW blue lights around campus are often out of order. They report seeing many of University Police’s 20 emergency phone stations disconnected and unusable at various times. On Monday, blue light phone number 14, located on G Street between 23rd and 24th streets, was covered with a plastic […]