Ian Jannetta

SA seeks Metro fare discounts

Members of the Student Association are lobbying the city for a discount to recently-hiked Metro prices. The District raised base rush hour fares from $1.35 to $1.65, and the cost to travel to distant stations in Maryland and Virginia also increased. The SA has been working on a plan since September to get students reduced […]

Magazine gives research a poor rank

University President Steven Knapp has stated his intent to make GW a more visible research institution by encouraging faculty to work across departments and with the District. But according to Washington Monthly magazine, Knapp has inherited a university lacking in that very area. In the latest rankings, GW placed 83rd nationwide for number of research […]

Halloween: Party in the precinct: MPD-style

A lot of people think police stations are scary, but on Wednesday they got a whole lot scarier. On Halloween night, Metropolitan Police Department officers transformed the Second District station into a haunted house for local children. Officers traded in their traditional blue uniforms for witch and monster costumes to entertain kids walking through the […]

Carter calls for Mid East Peace

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attended the screening of a movie documenting his recent book tour at the headquarters of the Motion Picture Association of America Tuesday night. After the screening of “Jimmy Carter Man From Plains,” which documents 15 days on Carter’s book tour for “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” the former president addressed a […]

Drunk driver plows through fence near GW Hospital

A drunk driver crashed into the pedestrian mall near the Foggy Bottom Metro station early Friday morning, narrowly missing a large statue of George Washington. No one was hurt in the incident, and the driver was arrested for driving under the influence, according to a police report. The driver was 27-year-old Song Yoo, a GW […]

GW Brief: High number of applicants for prestigious grants

The number of applicants for prestigious student research grants has more than doubled since the University created an office dedicated to aiding in the application process. There were 305 applicants for national undergraduate fellowships last year, more than double the 2003-2004 academic year’s amount, said Francis DuVinage, the director of the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships […]

Students begin to flock to Lisner events

Students last week wrapped around Lisner Auditorium to buy tickets for upcoming shows – a rare sight on 21st Street. The sudden increased popularity of the venue is because of several national celebrities that will be appearing in the next month – including comedian Stephen Colbert. Lisner officials said this recent shift is not evidence […]

GW mourns lives lost on September 11

Six years after the attacks that catapulted the nation into the war on terror, GW community members held a vigil to the lives lost on Sept. 11 Tuesday evening in University Yard. The Student Association and other student organizations sponsored the vigil, which included remarks from University officials, prayers recited by local religious leaders and […]

Trachtenberg urges public service

University President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg recently chaired an American Jewish Committee task force that issued a report urging young adults to commit a year of their lives to public service. Although some members of the task force lobbied to make mandatory service a recommendation, the final report proposes a system of voluntary service, Trachtenberg […]

Professors worked as government officials

Professor Karl Inderfurth takes the same route into work every day, but that is where the similarities end between his old job as assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs at the U.S. Department of State and his new one teaching Elliott School students. Inderfurth is one of many GW professors who have served […]