Ilyssa Trussel

GW ball plans stall for election results

GW has booked the Smith Center as the temporary venue for the Inaugural Ball Jan. 20, event planners said. A permanent location will be found after legal challenges end and the Electoral College declares a president elect in the coming weeks. Officials booked the band Odyssey, a local cover band, set ticket prices at $45 […]

J Street offers free meal

Sophomore Alex Hergott’s Thanksgiving will be a little different this year. Instead of spending about $1,400 on roundtrip airfare, the Arizona native will be spend Thanksgiving break at GW. But instead of eating at a restaurant, Hergott and 200 other students will spend their holiday eating a customary Thanksgiving dinner in the Marvin Center. My […]

WEB ONLY: Conference displays cultures at Hippodrome

Student groups joined efforts to promote a mix of cultures at the Multicultural Intercollegiate Career Conference last weekend. The three-day event, which began Friday, drew an estimated 250 students from a wide assortment of ethnic backgrounds, organizers said. The weekend festivities sponsored by the Multicultural Intercollegiate Organization, a GW student group that promotes multiculturalism and […]

Forum examines African politics

Six political activists gathered for a panel discussion to share their views on democracy in Africa Tuesday night. The panelists talked about the current problems in Africa and what Americans can do to help Africans’ struggle for democracy. Akia Lineberger, president of the Organization of African Students, said her group sponsored the event to increase […]

Family Weekend and Restaurant Guide: Family Weekend 2000 takes GW by storm

Family Weekend 2000 promises to be filled with activities for both parents and siblings, said officials in the Office of Parent Services. Family Weekend is an opportunity for families to visit students and to get to know the University, Katrina Campbell, executive assistant of the Office of Parent Services said. The schedule for the weekend […]

Students adjust to life in U.S.

When senior Jason Teo Chutat first arrived at GW from Singapore in August, he said he was very nervous. He was forced to adjust to different customs, languages and classroom environments. The classes at GW have a lot of discussion and interaction among students and teachers, which takes a while to get used to, he […]

GW Unplugged offers free music

Heads turned from watching the Olympic Games on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center Tuesday as GW rock band Waterstreet kicked off the first night of GW Unplugged at the Hippodrome. Will Stewart, GW Unplugged series coordinator, said he began the series because he noticed the music scene at GW consisted mainly of bands […]

DC Reads expands into Southeast with Project 2000

GW students who volunteer for the popular outreach group DC Reads are expanding their tutoring services in an effort to increase children’s literacy throughout the District. The GW program, which involves work-study students and volunteers, added two new programs this year, including one in Southeast D.C. Volunteers with Project 2000, located in Southeast, tutor children […]

Career Center changes location

The Career Center relocated to F Street from the Academic Center earlier this month in a move that will place the office in a central location, employees said. The building at 1922 F Street is located near three residence halls and the Alumni House, which will allow more students to take advantage of their facilities, […]

D.C. hosts plush internships

Internships attract students from across the country to D.C. and remain one of the main reasons students are first attracted to GW. For many students internships are vital ingredient for a strong r?sum?, providing real-world experience for a future a job. D.C. offers a myriad of internships opportunities from congressional offices to the National Institutes […]