Julie Douglas

University debt peaks at $1.1 billion

The University’s debt increased by $100 million in the last year, more than twice the average annual increase in debt over the last decade. The debt now stands at $1.1 billion, more than double the $533 million it was 11 years ago, but steady with the levels reported in April. The jump is hardly the […]

University violates textbook regulation

GW is not in full compliance with a new federal law mandating that all textbook information be available to students when they register for classes. The Higher Education Opportunity Act – which went into effect July 1 – requires all universities that receive federal funding provide students with information about textbook pricing when they register […]

Greek apparel more expensive at GW Bookstore

The GW Bookstore offers members of Greek-letter life the chance to purchase Greek-letter apparel on its website, but the bookstore’s sample inventory is small and its prices are higher than other online retailers. The bookstore began offering Greek-letter apparel on its website last fall, after former Student Association President Julie Bindelglass worked with the University […]

Promoting Catholicism on campus

Hippo costumes, freezer pop-eating contests, Chipotle barbecues and the Catholic faith are not readily associated with each other. But this year at the Newman Catholic Student Center, four young missionaries are marketing Catholicism with Chipotle to promote Mass attendance among Catholic students on campus. “We want to show students that it is possible to be […]

Rebounding from cancer

As cancer and radiation racked her body, LaWanda Fountain stopped laughing. She had breast cancer and little support to guide her through chemotherapy – until she found Healing with Basketball. After joining the monthly program sponsored by the GW Cancer Institute, Fountain – and about a dozen other women – found the key to moving […]

Six honored at MLK Awards

Web Exclusive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for peace, diversity, integrity and service, and at the MLK Awards on Thursday, the Multicultural Student Services Center honored six members of the community who exemplified those traits. The recipients of the prestigious award were staff member Bernard Demczuk and students Tura Woods, Michael Garber, Cynthia Pedemonte, […]

The winter blues and flus

Baby, it’s cold outside. This time of year, many students are getting just that – a cold – or more. Winter months tend to raise the number of students with sore throats, ear pain, sinus congestions and coughs, said Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of the Student Health Service. “These symptoms, commonly referred to as Upper […]

Alum makes bid for Congress

A GW graduate and controversial anti-war advocate is making a bid for a Congressional seat in New Mexico’s third district. Adam Kokesh, a 2008 political management graduate, best known at GW for inciting a campus-wide controversy when he co-authored notorious posters regarding Muslims in 2007, launched his campaign in July. Kokesh said the posters – […]

Fewer students report flu-like symptoms

Nearly 600 students have reported flu-like symptoms to the Student Health Service this semester, but the number of sick students reporting symptoms has dramatically decreased in recent weeks, an SHS official said this week. SHS screened 23 cases of influenza-like illness during the week of Oct. 19, SHS Director Dr. Isabel Goldenberg said. This number […]

University tweets more than others

Retweet this. GW is one of the most prolific college tweeters on Twitter, according to a study released last week. The University has 17 Twitter accounts and tweets an average of 58 times per day – more than any other university in the country – according to a study by Universitiesandcolleges.org. Twitter – a Web […]