Jennifer Easton

SA to charge students for use of Colonial Coach

A free bus service that took students to area airports during holiday breaks will now cost $5. The SA plans to charge for Colonial Coach, a transportation service to Dulles International and Baltimore/Washington International airports for Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks in order to defray the costs of the two-year-old program, SA President Nicole Capp […]

Program for women on hold

The Women’s Entrepeneurial Leadership program received national recognition this September, but any students trying to join the program will find it impossible to do so for at least another year. WEL was placed on hiatus this July when its creator, Susan Duffy, left GW. The program was was considered a key factor in the School […]

Trachtenberg: Don’t expel students

In the waning days of his leadership, former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg advised GW administrators against expelling students who were caught drinking at Colonial Inauguration this summer. Trachtenberg said he did not play an official role in determining the punishments for the incoming freshmen but recommended to Linda Donnels, dean of students, that they […]

Admissions selectivity on rise

Neither GW’s medical nor law school is considered a top 20 graduate school in the nation, but both are planning to become more selective. The Law School accepted 4 percent fewer students, while the School of Medicine and Health Sciences had the most medical school applicants in the nation last year. The medical school did […]

Eckles throws a birthday party

Eckles Library celebrated its 20th anniversary last Monday with cake, balloons and a library-goer’s staple – coffee. Fred Siegel, associate vice president and dean of freshmen, said Eckles Library on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus intends to continue providing intimate and useful services to students, 25-cent coffee included, as it continues to move forward and grow […]

JASON project attracts students to science

Students participating in the JASON Project learn about science in an exciting way. Courtesy of the JASON Project Tim Samaras chases tornados for a living. Now he is sharing his experiences with middle school students through the JASON Project, headquartered at GW’s Virginia Campus. “Operation: Monster Storms,” which was launched earlier this month, is the […]

Many back offices move to Loudoun, Va. campus

Students may dial a D.C. phone number for help with their Colonial Cash, but chances are a Student Accounts Office representative 30 miles away at GW’s Virginia Campus is answering their calls. GW administrative offices including SAO, Information Systems and Services, Payroll Services and Student Financial Assistance are gradually moving their headquarters from the Foggy […]

Army ROTC: Strong at GW

GW alumnus Audrey Quinby has had a tough time in Iraq. She lost her Army truck this June to a bomb. She had to pack up and inventory the personal effects of a comrade killed in action. But when asked what her most intense experience has been, she can’t single anything out. “Everyday.take your pick,” […]

The Council on American Politics names two new members

Washington communications experts Michael Deaver and Howard Paster were appointed to GW’s Council on American Politics, an organization housed in the Graduate School of Political Management. As new members of the council, Deaver and Paster will help establish the school’s master’s program in strategic public relations. They will work closely with the program’s co-directors, Don […]

Professor, actress fight for YouthAIDS campaign

Cameras rolled last year when GW professor Amita Vyas and film star Ashley Judd visited Indian brothels and listened to stories from sex workers in the slums of Dharavi, but these women were not taping a summer blockbuster. Judd, a global ambassador for YouthAIDS, and Vyas, a graduate professor of public health, were part of […]