Jessica Nevin

GW hosts affirmative action panel

GW officials explained the University’s position on affirmative action to an audience of 30 students Tuesday night, noting GW’s recent filing of an amicus brief for the current University of Michigan case supporting affirmative action. Outside panelists also discussed affirmative action in institutions across the United States, to the primarily minority audience in the Marvin […]

Students walk for homeless

Hundreds of GW volunteers worked behind the scenes in addition to walking at the 15th annual Help the Homeless Walk Saturday, making GW the only District-area “partner” in the walk. Organized by the Office of Community Service, the University provided students to register walkers and participate in the event. About 400 GW students walked along […]

GW hosts Latin American diplomat

El Salvadorian Ambassador Rene Antonio Leon Rodriguez discussed his country’s new democratic system and its economic development in a speech at GW Saturday night. The Ambassador spoke at a program called “Journey to El Salvador” hosted by the International Students Society in the Marvin Center’s Grand Ballroom. He received a warm welcome from the audience […]

Greeks compete for title

More than 500 members of the Greek-letter community competed in Greek Week festivities last week, pitting the 11 recognized fraternities and eight sororities against each other in athletic and dramatic competitions. Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Phi Epsilon won the category of overall best sorority and fraternity, respectively. Kappa Sigma member senior Jon Roberts won […]

Kalb report talks sniper

Journalists defended their coverage of the D.C.-area sniper shootings and denied any role in harming the investigation during a Kalb Report forum at the National Press Club Monday night. Moderator Marvin Kalb’s lead-in question asked journalists if they believed any of their reporting hindered the investigation. “I’m not sure that we know that.who’s to say […]

MVC expands facilities

The Mount Vernon Campus expanded its facilities this year with a revamped athletic center, renovated pool and an expanded lower floor of Ames Dining Hall to accommodate the 180-resident increase on the campus, officials said. About 440 students live at Mount Vernon this year, compared to less than 300 last year, said Executive Dean of […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lisner hosts Cronkite

Veteran newsman Walter Cronkite criticized media coverage of conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq Sunday in Lisner Auditorium before more than 1,000 students and visitors. GW Vice President for Communications and former CBS radio news executive Mike Freedman interviewed Cronkite on foreign policy issues facing the nation. Cronkite called the conflict in Iraq a serious challenge […]