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University receives Carnegie Foundation research accolade

A prestigious research organization named GW a school with “very high research activity,” an achievement for the University, which has placed an increased emphasis on research since hiring President Steven Knapp. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – a nonprofit research foundation dedicated to supporting education – placed GW as one of the […]

GW launches online high school

The University launched a private, online high school this month, becoming the second college in the nation to oversee a virtual secondary school for the college-bound. Since starting classes last week, The George Washington University Online High School joins a small but growing number of college preparatory schools that operate entirely online. Though other online […]

Business school adds two vice deans

Students in the GW School of Business can look forward to more co-curricular activities, greater flexibility in courses and a stronger, more research-focused faculty, administrators are pledging after two vice deans were added to the school’s top leadership team. Murat Tarimcilar will serve as the vice dean of programs and education, and Sok-Hyon Kang will […]

College Republicans kick off annual dinner series

An Iowa congressman praised the GW College Republicans for campaigning against “freedom-restricting” and “socialist” Democratic lawmakers Thursday night. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, handed out advice to the politically active students, and told the dinner guests that if they believed in themselves, they “shouldn’t sit back smugly thinking someone else is going to understand.” “Every one […]

Area stores see Four Loko sales spike

Two Foggy Bottom-area liquor stores have seen an increase in Four Loko sales, after the Food and Drug Administration banned alcoholic energy drinks Wednesday. Kris Hart, co-owner of the Foggy Bottom Grocery, said sales of Four Loko increased Wednesday, after the FDA’s decision and following the drink’s distributor’s announcement that it was removing the caffeine, […]

Radical group met by student protests

It was 300 against four in Washington Circle Thursday morning, as a slew of students gathered to rally against members of the radical Westboro Baptist Church who were on campus to protest the University. The Kansas-based group known for promoting an anti-gay message and picketing soldiers’ funerals was in Foggy Bottom to protest America’s youth […]

Rove calls election results ‘remarkable’

For every political aficionado who came to GW to make his or her start, Karl Rove has one piece of advice: Go home. The former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush turned Republican strategist told a crowd of more than 200 students to enter into politics in their home congressional districts, rather […]

Work-study funds drop after stimulus budget cut

Students saw a decrease in their Federal Work Study Program allotments, after the Department of Education allocated GW $1.5 million less in federal work-study dollars this year. The University’s work-study pool dropped from $3.8 million to slightly more than $2.5 million this year, due to the federal government lowering the amount of stimulus money allotted […]

State Department issues terror threat

Despite a warning released by the U.S. Department of State Sunday indicating that Americans traveling through Europe are currently under a threat of terrorist activity, some GW students studying abroad on the continent said they aren’t concerned about the possibility of an attack. “I’ve only heard of the increased terror threat in passing,” said Hannah […]

Allen receives public service award

Produced by Gabriel Muller In a markedly unemotional speech, the former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard urged students to consider public service as a calling Friday in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Adm. Thad Allen – who led the Gulf cleanup efforts following the BP oil spill this summer – stressed the need to learn […]