Kara Wright

Experts, students observe Israel’s 60th anniversary

Web Extra At GW, traditionally a hotbed of Middle East debate, experts are putting Israel’s 60th anniversary into context, saying that the U.S. has been an important part to the state’s survival. Samuel Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and director of the State Department’s policy planning staff, said at the Elliott School Monday that […]

Students cut hair, raise money for kids with cancer

Web Extra Piles of hair and newly shaven heads filled Kogan Plaza as Buzzing 4 Change celebrated five years of contributions to kids with cancer Sunday afternoon. Buzzing 4 Change has grown significantly since GW alumnus Judah Ferst started the event – which allows GW students to donate their money and hair in support of […]

Preaching past GW

Iowa Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer was elected to the presidency of the worldwide Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church last month. He said he thinks his selection might not have been possible without GW. Palmer, a religion major at GW, said his time at the University was a significant influence on his career […]

Fashionistas fight poverty

Fashion and the fight to end poverty converged in Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night when a group of more than 80 students and professionals gathered to discuss fair trade, helping artisan workers and creating sustainability. Fashion Fights Poverty, in partnership with organizations including Aid to Artisans, the Fair Trade Federation and the United Nations Association, […]

GW Brief: Congress increases maximum Pell Grants

Congress took an important step toward making college tuition more affordable for students in need of financial aid by passing the College Cost Reduction and Access Act earlier this month. Twenty billion dollars Congress previously allocated for student loan providers will now go toward students directly in the form of Pell Grants. The bill requires […]

Gelman Starbucks to continue 24-hour service

The Starbucks adjacent to Gelman Library will be open 24 hours five days a week following a successful three-month trial period that began in January, a store manager said. “We’ve made a commitment to the community and the students,” said Roni Cruz, store manager of the Gelman Starbucks. “Unless we have zero business and circumstances […]

WEB EXTRA: University hosts Kidsfest

Kids and their parents enthused with Halloween spirit packed University Yard and the Mount Vernon quad on Saturday for the fourth annual Kidsfest, sponsored by Neighbors Project and the Residence Hall Association. About 150 children attended the events including some GW faculty and their children, organizers said. Entertainments included face painting, cookie decorating, a cakewalk […]

GSPM Professor studies loss of e-mail sent to Congressional offices

A dean in the Graduate School of Political Management completed a study that found that a large portion of e-mails sent to members of Congress never arrive at their intended destination. Dennis Johnson, a professor and an associate dean in GSPM, examined the success of vendors who coordinate prepared responses that lobbying organizations send to […]