Josh Akman

Josh Akman: Lanciano transfer handled well

The recent transfer of Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Phillip Lanciano has caused controversy in our neighborhood. A little background: Lt. Lanciano has been assigned to patrol Foggy Bottom for the last 11 years, until the end of October, when he was reassigned to a patrol in Southeast. During his career in the area, he frequently […]

Josh Akman: Stop enabling the bookstore

I hate everything about the GW Bookstore. Dropping my bag in the cubby next to the sign absolving the GW Bookstore of all liability is annoying beyond measure. The return policies are terrible. If this unbelievably thin plastic covering should rip, I can’t return my book? Seriously? And the employees actually seem mad at you […]

Josh Akman: Selling research to students

A few weeks ago, students received multiple e-mails regarding an undergraduate research symposium that few knew existed. For most GW students, undergraduate research means required papers and possibly a senior thesis. Yet alongside GW’s attempts to increase its academic reputation, it is crucial that undergraduate research be emphasized on this campus – especially by the […]

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

As students return from spring break, the end of the semester grows imminent and Commencement begins wearing on seniors’ minds. On Monday, the University announced the keynote speaker for this year’s ceremony – Julian Bond, the chairman of the NAACP. The Pulse hit the streets to gauge campus opinion regarding the University’s selection. “I think […]