Joanna Romansic

Film director engages students

Film director John Waters spoke freely with GW students Wednesday night about some of the factors that influence his eccentric movies. He said his influences include Wicked Witch of the West, murder trials and the youth of America. Students from Silver Screen, a Community Living and Learning program for freshmen interested in films and acting, […]

GW emphasizes responsible drinking

The University began a week-long series of events Saturday to encourage students to drink responsibly. A jazz reception with dessert and coffee began GW’s lineup for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, which promotes programs offered through the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education. Our goal is if you choose to drink, we want you […]

Company offers students venture capital

Veteran internet entrepreneurs gave area college students advice about starting their own companies Tuesday night, as students presented their ideas to various venture capital firms. StartEmUp, an internet company that helps new businesses get money, held its first of four conferences, called Majoring in the New Economy, a forum in which students and businesspeople can […]

Students join campaigns

GW senior Anjan Choudhury is on the phone a lot. He talks politics. He makes a lot of plans, but his are a little different than his classmates’. Choudhury regularly talks to press secretaries and state government officials. His plans? To connect them to issues concerning college students and young people. Choudhury is the political […]

GW students adjust to new e-mail setup

System administrators and users are adjusting to the changes to GW’s new e-mail system, GWMail, which was installed earlier this month. The new setup, implemented August 14, requires all students, faculty and staff to change the way they access their e-mail accounts. The new system required that new passwords be created to replace old ones, […]

D.C. students enhance skills

GW’s Monroe Hall and Smith Center may have fewer GW students in them after final exams end, but inner-city students will fill the empty space this summer learning math, English and leadership skills. The Program for Academic Leadership helps seventh and eighth grade inner-city girls, and is sponsored by the non-profit Youth Leadership Foundation. YLF, […]

Students experience sleep deprivation

The number of college students who experience sleep problems has increased in recent years, according to recent studies. Author James B. Maas wrote in his book, Power Sleep, that college students are among the most sleep-deprived people in the country. Susan Haney, nurse practitioner and outreach coordinator for GW’s Student Health Service, said she frequently […]

GW students prepare for debate tournament

Freshman Heather Barnes and sophomore Jon Schwartz have been studying a lot in the library lately – but not for their midterms. Barnes and Schwartz, members of GW’s policy debate team, are researching countries such as Syria and Iran to prepare for the National Debate Tournament in Kansas City, Mo., next Thursday. The tournament is […]

Student death prompts meningitis concerns

GW students and health professionals are taking a closer look at the dangers of meningitis after a recent death of a Towson University student in Maryland. Towson University freshman Joseph Kemperle died March 5 of meningococcal meningitis. Kemperle’s friends, members of his Kappa Sigma fraternity, and anyone he came in contact with 10 days prior […]

Students stress about housing

Some students said the housing lottery Saturday was unfair and their options were limited, despite efforts to streamline the process this year. Unlike previous years, the housing lottery is split into two days – Feb. 26 and March 5 – and is broadcasted live on Cable Channel 33. Each year, students who plan to live […]