Karelia Pallan

From criminal to D.C. official

After his most recent release from prison, Rodney Mitchell began searching for a job. Though he trained for several months to become a certified bus driver, the District refused to hire him. Mitchell was a felon and his record included charges of robbery, burglary and weapons possession. When Mitchell applied for a job as a […]

CVS allows gift card purchases on GWorld

Five local CVS stores and the Watergate Safeway permit students to buy gift cards using GWorld, employees at the stores said. But such purchases are in clear violation of GWorld policy. The merchant contract between GWorld retail partners and BbOne, the company GW contracts to handle off-campus aspects of the GWorld program, stipulates that merchants […]

Knapp visits new South Korean president

University President Steven Knapp traveled to South Korea last week to attend the inauguration of the country’s new president, who taught international business at GW in 1999 as a visiting scholar. In addition to celebrating President Lee Myung-bak’s transition into power, Knapp took the trip as a way to strengthen the University’s long relationship with […]

European ambassadors speak at Elliott School

Ambassadors from Germany, Portugal and Slovenia said the European Union said they care deeply about the presidential elections in the United States, and that the organization will support whoever is elected as a way to maintain strong ties between democracies in a speech at the Elliott School Tuesday. “The U.S. elections matter tremendously since the […]

Volunteers celebrate MLK

Two-hundred GW students painted, cleaned and organized the largest homeless shelter in the United States in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Monday. Sponsored by the Office of Community Service and the Multicultural Student Services Center, students helped renovate the Community for Creative Non-Violence, a center in Northwest D.C. that houses […]

Arrests made on AIDS day

Police arrested 40 protesters, some of them GW students, for civil disobedience after the World AIDS Day rally outside the White House Friday. “We decided to get arrested to represent the dire situation and the need for policy change and sit in solidarity with millions of people around the world who don’t have the privilege […]

Re:Mix holds panel on racial classifications

Racial classifications should not describe identity, said students participating in a panel discussion held by Re:Mix, The Racially and Ethnically Mixed Student Association. Re:Mix held the panel discussion Tuesday night as part of its Mixed Race Heritage Month celebration. Mixed race individuals have parents who are of two different races. Titi Williams-Davies, an MBA student […]

University highlights Knapp’s emphasis on research

The University showcased the research efforts of GW professors and a Harvard Shakespeare scholar Wednesday in honor of University President Steven Knapp’s inauguration. Wednesday was one of three themed days leading up to Knapp’s inauguration Friday morning at Smith Center. In an interview, he reiterated his oft-stated goal of turning GW into a top-tier research […]

LLCs form college ‘niches’

Paying for GW housing does not just mean paying for a room. It also means paying for some students to dine at nice restaurants and go on mini-vacations with friends in their Living and Learning Cohorts. Students feel more connected to niches at GW rather than the University as a whole, according to preliminary findings […]