Geoffrey Middleberg

Housing Programs launches mentorship program

GW Housing Programs is launching a new mentorship program, pairing undergraduate seniors with graduate students who can provide advice about living in “the real world” and graduate school. Seniors will be able to consult with graduate students on how to prepare themselves for the last months of college, and the future ahead both in graduate […]

Trachtenberg portrait unveiled

A portrait of University President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was unveiled Wednesday afternoon at a ceremony honoring his service to the University and his larger than life personality. Administrators, students and current University President Steven Knapp attended the event held in the School of Media and Public Affairs to commend Trachtenberg on his 19 years […]

Veterans to receive free tuition

Many veterans will not have to pay a penny to attend GW under the Yellow Ribbon Program – a provision of the new GI Bill – University President Steven Knapp announced at an event in Kogan Plaza Tuesday morning. By participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, the University will give each veteran about $18,000 per […]

Ohio senator seeks trade reform

In an address at the Elliott School Wednesday morning, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, refuted recent news reports that the Obama administration is opposed to renegotiating the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement. “I spoke with trade representative Ron Kirk yesterday and he told me that all options are still on the table for […]

CDs lobby for affordability

With the cost of higher education rising across the country, the GW College Democrats visited Capitol Hill on Friday to lobby on behalf of policies that would make college more affordable. Students met with representatives from the offices of the Speaker of the House, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Rep. Chaka […]

Filmmaker discusses women’s roles in government

The creator of a documentary chronicling women’s roles in government, media and society discussed her movie Tuesday night at Funger Hall. As part of GW’s celebration of women’s history month, Maryann Breschard, the author and filmmaker who created the 2006 documentary, “Running in High Heels,” put her documentary on display Tuesday evening and took questions […]

Frank outspoken at CD event

One of Congress’ most outspoken representatives did not mince words when it came to the state of affairs in Washington at an event in the Marvin Center Monday night. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Services committee, spoke to an enthusiastic, standing-room only crowd and made blunt pronouncements on the economy, partisanship […]

Mraz and Folds draw thousands

The Smith Center was packed with screaming fans Friday night – though this time not for a basketball game. Musicians Jason Mraz and Ben Folds co-headlined a concert in the venue which drew crowds estimated at 3,800 and had students lining up early in the afternoon to secure prime seats. Along with Folds and Mraz, […]

Dancers step up at packed Lisner showcase

An energetic, standing-room-only crowd packed into Lisner Auditorium on Saturday to cheer on local dance crews in the 12th “Step Your Game Up” step show, an annual high-energy dance showcase. Eight high school and college step groups each performed before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic crowd. The event raised over $5,000 for the […]

LLC students live green in Building JJ

Web Extra While many Colonials have heeded calls to recycle more and use less electricity, one group of students has everyone beat. Revolution Green, the Living and Learning Cohort that occupies Building JJ on F Street, held an open house Friday to show their efforts at reducing energy usage and their plans for the future […]