Jamie Blynn

New rules for veteran aid could halt tuition

An academic organization that boasts GW as a member is threatening to withdraw from the federal tuition assistance program for active-duty military students, rather than comply with new limitations tied to the program. The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities – an organization with which GW is affiliated – was one of six to […]

In tough economy, students graduate early to avoid debt

Grace Warrick can’t justify staying in college for another five months – not when it comes with the University’s price tag. Warrick said she would rather jump-start her job search instead of continuing to pile on debt for another semester, noting that graduating early was a better option than finishing an eighth semester, which would […]

Fundraising bucks national trends

Annual giving increased 9 percent in 2011, with annual donations to the University topping $5.3 million as of June 6. Annual giving – all directly-solicited gifts of up to $25,000 – represents 5.7 percent of the $92 million raised by GW so far this year. Complete fundraising totals will not be calculated until after the […]

University questions UCC fee structure

The University is re-examining the University Counseling Center fee structure after a junior committed suicide on campus last month. The decision to start actively discussing ways to eliminate the fee – a longtime source of disgruntlement at GW – comes after junior Ismail Ginwala was found dead in his City Hall residence hall room on […]

Richardson, Costigan clinch top SA spots in runoff

<!– <!– It took just 34 votes for Student Association President-elect John Richardson to beat out junior Chris Clark during last week’s SA runoff election. Richardson, a sophomore, earned 50.6 percent of the vote to Clark’s 49.4 percent. In the general election two weeks before, Clark had led Richardson by 63 votes. “It was a […]

Candidates rally election day support

Dreary skies did not damper the first day of Student Association elections, as candidates and supporters took to H Street Wednesday in a final push for votes. Wearing colorful campaign T-shirts and handing out palm cards, candidates mingled with one another and talked with passing students about their platforms. Cory Grever, running for an undergraduate-at […]

SA Guide: Caleb Raymond

Age: 20 Year: Junior Major: Sociology Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla. Embarrassing freshman year moment: Raymond could not think of an embarrassing moment. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “Like a G6” by the Far East Movement Platform: increase funding for student orgs; increase advocacy for students; increase efficiency for the University For […]

SA Guide: John Richardson

Age: 20 Year: Sophomore Major: Business economics and public policy Hometown: Portland, Maine Embarrassing freshman year moment: I face planted in a Funger lecture halls on my way to the front of the room. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child Platform: on-campus job recruiting; create an office of […]

SA Guide: Chris Clark

Age: 21 Year: Junior Major: Finance Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y. Embarrassing freshman year moment: During big-little week I sang “Sweet Caroline” to a girl named Caroline in front of about 100 people. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “Teach me how to Dougie” by Cali Swag District Platform: expand study space; eliminate fees; […]

SA guide: Amanda Galonek

Age: 20 Year: Sophomore Major: Political science Hometown: Sturbridge, Mass. Embarrassing freshman year moment: I intern for Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and one day I was walking his dogs for him and they decided to go to the bathroom on the metal detectors. I had to clean it up myself and was absolutely mortified. I […]