Joe Mancinik

Students take interest in State Department hiring increase

The U.S. Department of State is looking for a few good men and women to help bolster their work force, and representatives came to GW this week to spread the word. Deborah Graze, a recruitment outreach branch chief at the State Department, said the federal government’s biggest diplomatic organization has plans to significantly increase its […]

Bhangra contest draws thousands in 16th year

Heavy beats rumbled through the floors of DAR Constitution Hall Saturday night as college students nationwide gathered to celebrate the sixteenth Bhangra Blowout, a spirited and colorful dance competition sponsored annually by the GW South Asian Society. Nearly 4,000 students were in attendance, with more than 100 dancing in the aisles of the historic building, […]

Most students receive top housing choice

Correction appended About 80 percent of students received their top housing choice for the fall semester and 85 percent received one of their top three, University officials said this week. The number of third- and fourth-year students on the nonguaranteed waitlist has already been reduced from 400 to 200, said Seth Weinshel, director of housing […]

Meet GW’s cherry blossom princess

Sophomore Tatiana Duran is not a pageant girl. But when she was given the opportunity to represent the state of New Mexico in this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival, she jumped at the chance. “I’ve never done a pageant,” Duran said, adding that she was offered the position by the office of Sen. Jeff Bingaman, where […]

English department hosts renowned Jewish author

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon’s reading in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night included pieces ranging from his thoughts on President Obama’s election to his own son’s circumcision. Chabon appeared as part of the English department’s Literature Live program, which introduces students to prominent Jewish-American authors. Chabon read two of his newest short stories and […]

Engineers Week exhibits the fun side of science

If you’ve noticed random eggs dropping out of the sky or students playing laser tag in Kogan Plaza, don’t be alarmed. These are just some of the events celebrating Engineers Week at GW. The annual event highlights the work and research of students and faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Senior Murrad […]

New gossip Web site draws concern

The juice is loose on GW’s campus and not everyone is thrilled about it. The controversial gossip Web site, which launched a GW page last month, encourages students to post anonymously about people and groups on campus. Student leaders and administrators across the country have condemned the site for promoting slanderous and damaging discussions […]

GW Hospital acquires second robot to perform surgeries

The GW Hospital acquired a $1.6 million da Vinci for its surgery room this year. The da Vinci Surgical System – the second robotic surgical system at the hospital – will be operated remotely by a surgeon and will help with intricate prostate and kidney surgeries. Resembling a spider, the robot has four arms, some […]