Kara Dunford

University upgrades TV services in residence halls

Students living in GW residence halls will have more entertainment options this year, as the Division of Information Technology partnered with RCN over the summer to upgrade the University’s television service from analog to digital. A digital converter box providing basic digital TV service was installed in each residence hall room beginning in May. Students […]

University gives undergraduates research grants for first time

Three undergraduate students received $10,000 research grants from the University for the academic year, the first time GW has awarded undergraduates funding to implement research projects, the Office of the Vice President for Research announced over the summer. Undergraduate students Sally Nuamah, Lisa Hartland and Justin Shafa will each conduct a research project over the […]

University hopes to implement two research initiatives this year

The 10 research initiatives the University launched last year are currently at different stages of completion, but the University hopes to implement at least two this academic year, a University official said last week. Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa said key administrators and deans are currently in the process of deciding which two centers […]

Coworkers remember two employees who passed away

Two well-liked GW employees passed away last month. Fredrick Ross, director of audio-visual logistics services in the School of Business, died Aug. 10. He was 63. April Clarke, an executive office aide in the International Services Office, died Aug. 22. She was 34. Ross, who was born in Biloxi, Miss., in 1947, was an employee […]

In study of college administrators, GW bucks national trend

The average number of university administrators nationwide has grown steadily over the past 14 years, but GW bucks the national trend, according to a report released by the Goldwater Institute. While the number of administrators has grown at other colleges across the country, GW has decreased the number of administrators per 100 students by nearly […]

Payment for GW veterans on schedule this year

Despite an increase in the number of veterans participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program this academic year, a University administrator said this week that delays in financial payments will be minimal. After experiencing significant delays last year in tuition payments for veterans participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, the University’s Office of Veteran Services worked […]

Men’s soccer falls in scorcher against Mason

The GW men’s soccer team wasted no time getting on the board during the opening match of the D.C. College Cup – its first regular-season match – Wednesday afternoon, but an aggressive George Mason squad battled back with a flurry of second-half goals, topping the Colonials 3-1. Just after kickoff, Colonials sophomore forward Seth Rudolph […]

Senior launches textbook fund for African school children

For GW senior Emily Adams, the value of a textbook extends far beyond its sticker price. After spending a month teaching in a primary school in Kenya and seeing firsthand the dire need for textbooks and other learning materials in African classrooms, Adams and a close friend from home, Emily Stuhr, decided to pitch in […]

Fewer freshmen participate in summer reading program

Fewer students submitted essay reflections this summer as part of GW’s First Chapter reading program. The program encourages incoming students to get a head start on their academic career by reading a pre-selected novel over the summer. This year’s essay participation was down 100 students. Dean of Freshmen Helen Cannaday Saulny said she was pleased […]

University charges vendors for mandatory GWorld upgrades

The new GWorld 2.0 card system will require all off-campus vendors to pay for upgraded card readers, the University confirmed this week, a move that GWorld vendors called a frustrating but an unavoidable necessity. Ed Schonfeld, senior associate vice president for administration, said the new GWorld card reader systems are not compatible with the old […]