Jennifer Easton

Students remember 9/11 attacks

American flags dotted the grass in University Yard on Thursday like a field of flowers, memorializing the lives lost on Sept. 11 seven years ago. The span of 2,977 flags, each representing a victim of the attacks, was arranged by the GW chapter of Young America’s Foundation, one of several campus organizations that observed the […]

Students commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11

Friday, September 12 American flags dotted the grass in University Yard on Thursday like a field of flowers, memorializing the lives lost on Sept. 11 seven years ago. The installation of 2,977 flags, each representing a victim of the attacks, was arranged by the GW chapter of Young America’s Foundation, one of several campus organizations […]

District prepares for pope’s visit

Correction appended Catholic groups on campus and throughout the District are preparing to celebrate this week’s arrival of their revered religious leader, the pope. Pope Benedict XVI will arrive in the nation’s capitol to be greeted by President George W. Bush on Tuesday, April 15 and will remain in Washington until the April 17. Benedict […]

Virgin values

Those that are abstinent from sexual activity typically avoid sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. But many religious students, including those at GW, cite another perk: being saved. Although 56 percent of college students have had sex according to a 2003 report, religious values trump the highly sexual college atmosphere for many students of different […]

Clinton rallies supporters after struggling in the primaries

Momentum was a buzzword during Sen. Hillary Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign fundraiser at Lisner Auditorium Monday evening. Since Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), her opponent for the nomination, eclipsed Clinton in delegates on his 11-state winning streak this past month, the widespread feeling among media and political observers is that her momentum on the campaign trail […]

Safety committee set to make changes

A new committee responsible for raising awareness of safety and mental health issues is in the final steps of implementing changes suggested by University President Steven Knapp. These changes, which will add security cameras to University property, is in response to the shootings at Virginia Tech last year. Other measures will include making fire alarms […]

Knapp to boost campus safety, security

University President Steven Knapp approved findings made by the presidential task force he formed to assess campus safety and security last fall. The task force’s leadership group, which is GW’s primary incident response team, consists of seven high-ranking University officials. Now that the group has secured Knapp’s approval of their recommendations, the members will form […]

Comedian Dave Barry elicits laughs at Lisner

Web Extra Humor columnist Dave Barry is a matchmaker, but he probably did not know it when he performed before a happy couple at Lisner Auditorium on Wednesday night. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer helped nurture the romance of Patrick Kelly, a GW law student, and his fiancée, Claire Wilson, who will attend the Law School […]

Musicals barred from Lisner space

The downstage theater at Lisner Auditorium is bleeding and student theater groups at GW are feeling the pain. The theater, the principal location for student theater productions, will not be used for musical productions this semester because sound “bleeds” into the main stage at Lisner. “It’s not that musicals have been outlawed (at Lisner downstage), […]

Number of early applicants down

The University plans to continue offering early decision admission to prospective students despite declining numbers of applicants and a national trend among top universities to discontinue use of this admission option. GW’s number of early decision I applicants in 2007 dropped by 6 percent. The University received 1,009 applications for its binding November deadline in […]