Francesca Di Meglio

Study shows increase in frequent binge drinking

WASHINGTON – Frequent binge drinking increased on college campuses in 1999, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study released Tuesday. But as the number of frequent binge drinkers rose, so did the number of students who abstain from drinking alcohol. According to the study, one in five college students reported they refrained from […]

GW at the Millennium: Greek life

Marc Kaplan (a.k.a. Brother Costanza) led about 30 Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers in a rendition of the Kenny Rogers’ classic, The Gambler, on their way to the fraternity’s Community Service Day three years ago. You gotta know when to hold ’em/know when to fold ’em/know when to walk away/know when to run, the brothers sang […]

GW at the Millennium: Sisterhood at GW offers a unique experience

Madeline LePage recently was elected president of the Panhellenic Council despite only being a sophomore. But she said youth has its benefits. People tend to get less involved as they get older, LePage said. I still have new member enthusiasm and optimism. LePage, a member of Sigma Kappa, is originally from Canada and moved to […]

Candidates enter run-offs for top SA spots

Student Association presidential candidates Jeff Marootian and David Burt will participate in a run-off election Tuesday and Wednesday because neither reached the necessary 40 percent threshold, according to SA Election Committee statistics at 5 p.m. last Thursday. In the presidential race, Marootian garnered the most support with 37.59 percent of the total vote. Burt was […]

Universities compete for donation dollars to improve campuses

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate who published books for dummies donated $350 million to MIT for brain research, exemplifying a growing trend among universities to escalate fund-raising efforts, according to an Associated Press story Tuesday. Georgetown University announced Feb. 22 that it had raised $520 million in the Third Century Campaign, which means the […]

Candidates to face run-off in SA elections

Student Association presidential candidates Jeff Marootian and David Burt will participate in a run-off election next week because neither received the necessary 40 percent threshold, according to statistics distributed by the SA Election Committee at 5 p.m. Thursday. In the presidential race, Marootian garnered the most support with 37.59 percent of the total vote. Burt […]

Candidate Profile: Abby Lestition

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. Major: International AffairsYear: SophomoreCredentials: Event planner for Thurston Hall Block Party, editor of Cherry Tree, president of Students Helping Students, director of Student Involvement for the Student Association, STARWeb site: www.gwu.edu/`abbylest The Student Association showed little luster in the last year and a half to Abby Lestition. But she said she wants […]

Election postering creates disputes

Some Student Association candidates utilized separate rules that other groups have for elections by postering sooner than SA rules permitted Wednesday evening. A few SA candidates put Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board posters up earlier than 5:30 p.m., the designated time established by the Student Association Election Committee. At 5:30 p.m., some SA […]

Aramark exhibits history of disputes

Aramark, the company that is contracted to provide food services for GW, has had its share of labor problems. Last week Aramark employees who work at J Street met with union leaders to consult about difficulties they have receiving their full salaries on a weekly basis. The employees called for full payment and more respect […]

College students step into the light

The women of the D.C. chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., stomped into Lisner Auditorium Saturday and danced – rather stepped – in reverence to their ancestors. Stepping into the light is honoring our unsung heroes … preparing our community for the future, chanted the women who were decked out in sparkly silver smocks. Delta’s […]