Gabriella Schwarz

More students seek counseling

The GW counseling center has seen a record number of students this year, and the increase has been mirrored across the country, according to a recent study of mental health care. Dr. John Dages, the director of the University Counseling Center, said scheduled individual appointments at the counseling center increased by 34 percent in the […]

On campus, bike thefts an issue

Sophomore Ben Zack left his yellow, $900 specialized road bike outside Saturday night, locking it to a tree near his Winston House apartment. He looked out his window at about 1:30 a.m. and saw the bike was gone. “Someone ripped the tree [that it was locked to] out of the ground. It was a 15-foot […]

Fall Fest draws crowd, but Kingston cuts concert short

Fall Fest finished on a sour note this weekend with headliner Sean Kingston ending his concert after students threw glow sticks on stage, tarnishing what organizers called an otherwise fun afternoon. An afternoon at Fall Fest After performing about four songs, Kingston walked off stage when glow sticks – which had been provided by Program […]

University receives grant to improve language studies

GW’s language resource center received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to advance the study of South Asian languages last month. The National Capital Language Resource Center, a consortium of GW, Georgetown, and the Center for Applied Linguistics, was announced as the recipient of the International Research and Studies grant last month. NCLRC […]

Swine flu vaccines expected to become available in October

The University is trying to obtain swine flu vaccines to administer to students when they become available in mid-October, the director of the Student Health Service said last week. Dr. Isabel Goldenberg said GW does not yet know how many vaccines they will receive from the government, but said SHS will begin offering vaccines for […]

Pelham renovations nearly halfway done

Construction is almost half done for the University’s newest construction project, Pelham Hall, and the residence hall is set to reopen in time for the 2010 school year. The exterior is now more than 50 percent complete, and the roofing is more than 40 percent complete, according to building progress reports. When the entire building […]

Jobs abound for statistics majors

Students around the country are facing a sluggish job market, but the field of statistics might be the saving grace for students willing to brave a math major. Students with a doctoral degree in statistics can earn $125,000 a year after graduation, the New York Times reported earlier this month, and the field is one […]

Advertising class places fifth in national competition

Web Extra A School of Business advertising class placed fifth in a national competition last week after presenting an advertising campaign designed to combat underage drinking on college campuses. The competition was hosted by the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Campaign. Contestants had 20 minutes to present their plan before a panel of judges […]

Staying safe and out of trouble at GW

If you’re hoping to stay out of trouble and keep an unblemished record, understanding the rules at GW can help. It is important to “know and abide by the law and GW policies,” says University Police Chief Dolores Stafford, and understanding the University’s Code of Student Conduct is a good place to start. Alcohol While […]

Medical school graduates become doctors

Web Extra More than 160 students became doctors on Sunday afternoon after graduating from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Lisner Auditorium. The graduates were instructed to put an M.D. at the end of their names and value every patient. Keynote speaker Dr. William DeVries, a professor and the chief of cardiothoracic surgery […]