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McCain and Obama tied in GSPM poll

The race for the White House between Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is nearly gridlocked, according to results of the 2008 GW-sponsored Battleground Poll released last week. Although the candidates are at a statistical dead heat, more than a third of the respondents said they had a strong, favorable impression of Obama […]

Healthy Living: How to Stay Active

With fall just around the corner, it’s easy to forget about the intense workout routine you used to stay fit for the beach. But the arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to hibernate. In addition to increased confidence, working out regularly will boost your immune system, improve your mood and decrease feelings of […]

Healthy Living: How to Eat Healthy

No matter what year you are in college, eating healthy can pose a challenge. Luckily, there are variety of options on campus (and GWorld) that allow you to eat well without completely breaking the bank! Pita Pit Pita Pit is very quick and convenient, but it can hardly be classified as fast food. After all, […]

Construction set to begin on new $75 million dorm

Web Extra Excavation for the new residence hall on F Street is largely complete, and work is now beginning on a foundation for the $75 million building. Excavation of the residence hall began this fall, and construction is expected to be completed by fall 2009. It will be 10 stories high with three below-ground garage […]

University acquires three townhouses

The University acquired the former Sigma Chi fraternity house at 20th and G streets this December, and is also in the process of renovating two townhouses on F Street. Several days after winter break began, the University bought the house formerly occupied by Sigma Chi for $1.8 million, according to D.C. land assessment records. Sigma […]

Law students seek to improve D.C. animal laws

A group of GW Law School students is examining D.C. laws for household and sheltered animals and making recommendations to the city for their improvement. The Animal Welfare Project, started in 2003 by two GW law professors, has drafted legislation it hopes will be considered by the D.C. City Council in the coming months. The […]

As gas prices remain high, University mulls cuts for next year

Despite a plea from President Bush for Americans to conserve energy, University officials said they have no plans to cut back on energy consumption by restricting the use of vehicles. But as gas prices continue to rise, the University may have to cut back on vehicle use next year. Johnnie Osborne, chief financial officer for […]

Smoking ban takes effect

While students are no longerable to smoke in dorms due to a mandatory ban of the practice this year, organizers of the ban and University officials said it is necessary despite the inconvenience it may cause to student smokers. After being initially criticized for instituting the ban without student input last January, the ban’s organizers, […]