Heather Hodder

Elliott School hosts Gelber Prize winner

Web Extra Sir Lawrence Freedman, a distinguished historian and 2009 Gelber Prize Winner for his non-fiction book “A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East,” appeared at the Elliott School Thursday night in a discussion with Foreign Policy magazine Editor in Chief Moisés Naim. “I can still remember reading one of his first books, […]

University seeks opportunities for stimulus bill funding

With close to $54 billion directed toward education, the recently signed stimulus bill may be cause for many students and teachers across the country to celebrate. But private institutions, like GW, may not be so lucky. Close to 75 percent of the education stabilization fund in the stimulus package has been designated for states to […]

Pakistani ambassador talks security

Husain Haqqani, the Pakistani ambassador to the United States, asserted his country’s commitment to counterterrorism and touched on Pakistan’s tumultuous relations with India in the Marvin Center on Friday as part of a roundtable discussion organized by the GW Homeland Security Policy Institute. The roughly 150 guests ranged from government officials with the Department of […]

MLK Day service activity already filled to capacity

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day GW community service event has filled to capacity much earlier than expected, organizers said. More than 200 students, faculty, alumni and 21 student leaders signed up to volunteer on Jan. 19 – the maximum that can fit in the buses chartered to take the volunteers to Anacostia High […]

BoT chairman, experts weigh in on global financial crisis

Board of Trustees Chairman Russell Ramsey told an audience of 200 people at the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Monday night to refrain from watching CNBC during the financial crisis because “it’s the People magazine of the financial markets.” Ramsey, a co-founder of Friedman Billings Ramsey Group who now runs a private investment firm, was joined […]

Groups aid Haitian storm victims

Several student organizations banded together this weekend to gather food and clothing for Haitians affected by Hurricanes Fay, Gustav and Ike as well as Tropical Storm Hanna. The GW Saves Initiative, a collaboration between the Black Men’s Initiative, Caribbean Student Association and Black Student Union, set out to raise awareness about the urgency of the […]