Gabrielle Marush

GW to nix Hippodrome

The Hippodrome bowling alley will be removed and replaced this academic year with a yet-to-be-determined space. The lack of enthusiasm for the bowling area prompted administrators to rethink the use of the vast space the alley occupies on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center, University spokeswoman Candace Smith said. The plan is still conceptual […]

Criteria for tenure tightened

GW is changing tenure requirements for professors, a decision the University’s top academic administrator attributed to a school-wide demand for a higher caliber of faculty. Provost Steven Lerman said each new tenure application must include five external letters of recommendation, an increase from the previous requirement of two. Beyond the letters, Lerman was unable to […]

What’s everyone saying?

Not sure what all those terms and acronyms mean? Here’s your GW glossary: 4-RIDE: A shuttle service operated by the University Police Department, 4-RIDE is designed to help students feel safe getting around campus at night. Many use 4-RIDE during inclement weather or just to travel to a party within the shuttle service’s travel radius. […]

Neighbors ask Georgetown to house all students on campus

Georgetown University will be subjected to strict student housing requirements if recommendations from the D.C. Office of Planning and a group of neighbors, jaded by the university’s policies, are adopted. Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Committee said the university’s population growth has a negative impact on full-time Georgetown residents and is asking the city to force the […]

Where can I eat?

One of the first things new students need to learn when they embark on their college experience is what and where they will eat without their home cooking and a kitchen. Your dorm With no cabinet space and only a microwave to cook with, it’s easy to get discouraged from keeping healthy food in your […]

Three added to Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees approved three new members and honored a retiring 11-year veteran of the group with trustee emeritus status in their meeting May 13. The board voted unanimously in favor of Gary Granoff’s nomination as a trustee emeritus. The alumnus said he hopes to organize the emeritus trustees and to “reactivate them and […]

Class of 2011 raises record funds

The Class of 2011 raised more than $77,000 for the Senior Class Gift campaign, almost a third of which will go to an emergency scholarship fund for students. The seniors exceeded last year’s class by almost $3,000, with a last-minute anonymous gift boosting the total by $13,000. About $28,000 will go to the Ronald Howard […]

Financial aid boosted to $160 million

The University’s Board of Trustees approved $159 million in financial aid on for the coming fiscal year, a 6-percent increase from the amount allocated one year ago. The $159 allocated for financial aid came as one portion of the $640 million operating and capital budgets approved by the Board of Trustees May 13 at a […]

Honors society inducts new members

After four years of late-night studying, endless research and dozens of exams, nearly 200 of GW’s brightest students were rewarded for their hard work and welcomed into the country’s most prestigious honors society. Close to 150 seniors and 28 juniors were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Friday, an academic fraternity that requires members, along with […]

Gelman project allocated $16 million

The University’s highest governing body pledged to spend $16 million to upgrade Gelman Library over the next three years, the administration’s most tangible promise to-date to fix the aging building. After nearly a year of persistent protest from the Student Association, groups like Get Gelman Going along with the donation of $31,000 of last year’s […]