Joe Gidjunis

SA candidates launch campaigns

Student campaigns officially started Friday in a less feverish fashion than years past. Following tradition, some candidates camped out overnight to stake out prime poster locations, but gone was the tense battling for positions. The campus walls are now lined with red, blue and neon posters touting Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing […]

Past SA elections brew controversy

Controversy has shrouded GW Student Association elections for decades. Miscounted ballots, campaign violations and runoffs are just some of the headlines from the past. Here’s a run-down of the highlights: 2001 Election In 2001, current SA President Roger Kapoor was stripped of his victory by the Joint Elections Committee for exceeding his $1,000 campaign budget […]

SA voting goes online

Joint Elections Committee members said they expect voting in next week’s student government elections to be easier and more efficient than past years, when the ballot process was described as time consuming and disorganized. Students will vote online for Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board candidates Wednesday and Thursday, allowing them to […]

Brief: Dining Services to expand options

Dining officials said student suggestions spurred recent changes in campus food venues. J Street has added new food options, hours and service as a result of recommendations made by the Student Association’s Dining Services Commission. Starbucks has extended hours from 11 p.m. to midnight, and new kosher, vegan and vegetarian products are now available in […]

SA, PB, Marvin Center governing board prep for elections

Candidates for Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board leadership positions are waiting for Student Judicial Services approval before they officially begin to campaign for the Feb. 27-28 elections. But Joint Election Committee members said poor publicity has prevented many would-be candidates from finding out about the application deadlines. Sophomore Daniel Greenspan and […]

Many groups lose funding in SA mid-year allocations

More than $1,100 was reclaimed from 63 student groups last week as part of the Student Association’s mid-year allocations process. While 13 groups gained money, this year’s mid-year budget submission process saw more groups lose money than in past years. “The SA conducts mid-year allocations to make sure the student groups have the right amount […]

Shapiro Fellow addresses public policy

Media expert Peter Hannaford, new Shapiro Fellow for the journalism program, revealed public relations secrets to an audience of 15 faculty and students Thursday over lunch. “Reporters want stories to be about what is out of the ordinary,” Hannaford said. “Dog bites man is not a story because it happens frequently – ask any mailman. […]

Bush encourages service, investment

GW students rated President George W. Bush’s first State of the Union Address from “good” to “horrible” Tuesday night. In the 48-minute speech, the president laid out plans for the war on terrorism, improve the economy and increase nationwide community service. About 50 students converged on the Hippodrome’s four parallel televisions to evaluate Bush’s every […]

GW ranks among top Peace Corps schools

More GW students are helping build homes and feed the impoverished around the world as the University climbed three spots to rank 22 on the Peace Corps’ 2001 list of top Peace Corps universities. The University of Wisconsin-Madison topped the list for the third year in a row, with 93 volunteers. GW tied the Miami […]

GW makes late housing change

GW told Residence Hall Association members Wednesday it will require all sophomores to live on campus starting next year. The announcement comes late in the game for the RHA , which will now be unable to achieve its goal to eliminate the housing waiting list. “For (the University) to announce this in December is not […]