Gabriella Schwarz

D.C. councilmember addresses professional studies graduates

Web Extra Students of all ages were given a message of strength Saturday night at their graduation from the College of Professional Studies and Graduate School of Political Management. D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, served as the keynote speaker, telling nearly 150 graduates in Lisner Auditorium to make the best of every situation. “You […]

Kuwait aids ESIA programs

Correction appended In the last four years, the Kuwaiti government has donated close to $5 million to the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Institute for Middle East Studies. The Middle Eastern country first donated $3.34 million in 2005 to endow the chair of Ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm, a GW alumnus who served as […]

MBA students help improve a D.C. public school

Web Extra Clad in work clothes and equipped with paint cans, roller brushes and scrapers, 40 GW graduate students painted two murals and transformed a bare courtyard into a brand new play space at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School in Northeast D.C. Saturday morning. Students in GW’s Global M.B.A. program were participating in Hands on D.C., a […]

University reaches out to alumni abroad

Some top administrators are expanding GW’s efforts to reach out to international alumni, devoting more energy to connect with the nearly 10,000 graduates living overseas. University President Steven Knapp visited the Middle East last month with Elliott School staff to connect with alumni living in the area, one of many similar trips overseas. The Office […]

GW’s HIV/AIDS Institute focuses on research, education

GW’s HIV/AIDS Institute has become a leader in prevention and education for the disease that currently affects 15,120 people in Washington, D.C. The institute was founded in 2006 and now includes 80 faculty members throughout the District working in research, education and prevention for HIV/AIDS patients, said Dr. Alan Greenberg, co-founder and co-director of the […]

Joke debate mocks stereotypes

Leaders of the College Republicans and the College Democrats engaged in the ultimate political jousting match Monday, temporarily switching roles to trade satirical jabs about party stereotypes in the Marvin Center. Dressed as a “Democrat,” CR Chairman Brand Kroeger wore a pink- and white-striped shirt, neon green blazer, Ugg boots and aviators, with a rainbow […]

Congressman helps launch College Democrats’ black caucus

Web Extra The College Democrats launched an off-shoot to their organization called the Black Democratic Caucus Tuesday night with a visit from Congressman James Clyburn, D-S.C., House Majority Whip and former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. The new group plans to host special events and meetings to assure that black issues and interests are […]

A brief history of the Cherry Blossom Festival

Freshman Jennifer Durina attended the Cherry Blossom Festival with her roommate for the first time on Sunday. For three hours they did homework by the water, had a picnic, enjoyed an a cappella performance, walked through the trees and visited a Japanese tea garden booth. “I decided to go because the weather was so gorgeous, […]

Hillel looks to boost fundraising

Facing a 22 percent decrease in donations from last year, GW Hillel launched its third annual Chai campaign last week to raise funds from parents and alumni as the extra expenses of the upcoming Passover holiday loom. GW Hillel, a non-profit Jewish organization based on campus, hopes to receive $18,000 by the start of Passover. […]

Hundreds more apply for on-campus housing

Three hundred more students applied to live in GW housing next year, an increase that housing officials attribute to a new University residence hall and the worsening economic conditions. The increase coincides with lower housing rates next year for some underclassmen. As of Friday, when registration for third- and fourth-year students closed, 4,833 students had […]