Karelia Pallan

Student leaders call for tolerance

Both Jena Six and last week’s controversial poster campaign have caused some students to call for increased awareness and action against racism and religious intolerance at GW and colleges nationwide. University President Steven Knapp recognized the poster’s content as satirical, he said in a blast e-mail Friday, but also said the posters “do not represent […]

GW Brief: Flu shot may not benefit elderly recipients

Contrary to popular scientific convention, elderly people may not benefit from being vaccinated against the flu, according to research by GW professor Lone Simonsen. As director of research at the University’s Center for Global Health, Simonsen led a team of researchers who analyzed data from clinical trials of the flu vaccine. Simonsen and her team […]

Student paper printed in policy journal

The Roosevelt Institution has been an active student think tank at GW for more than two years, but sophomore Zach Hindin is the first of the organization’s members in Foggy Bottom to publish his work in the think tank’s national policy journal, the Roosevelt Review. The journal accepts submissions from universities across the country and […]

Student organizations celebrate diverse cultures

International students and first-generation Americans at GW often feel strong ties to a cultural center somewhere far from Foggy Bottom. Culturally-based student organizations allow these individuals to meet other students like themselves and design ways to show other GW students what their culture is all about. These organizations are not just safe havens for those […]

Ben Kweller croons at MVC Fountain Day

Hundreds of students trekked to the Mount Vernon Campus Saturday afternoon for its annual Fountain Day event where they enjoyed a performance by headliner Ben Kweller and took part in activities with a “Turning on Awareness” theme. The concert featured sets by Derek James and GW band Jukebox the Ghost, in addition to Kweller. Aside […]

Professor, diplomat, discusses human trafficking

Some of what international affairs professor John Miller knows about human trafficking, he learned from a woman named Katya. Katya, a mother from the Czech Republic, agreed to move to the Netherlands and earn money waiting tables. Once she arrived in Amsterdam, she was taken to a brothel and told that unless she worked there, […]

Student group buzzes hair for cancer in annual event

Buzzing 4 Change held its annual event Sunday attracting nearly 200 participants to buzz or cut their hair for charity. The event raised an estimated $15,000 to promote awareness for cancer, organizers said. Although the event was moved from Kogan Plaza to Marvin Center Continental Ballroom due to rain, it still received support not only […]

Al Gore visits Law School during spring break, event closed to media

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore spoke March 21 at the Law School’s “The Future of Environmental Protection” conference – an event that was not open to the public or media. Gore’s speech was part of the 17th Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference. Other recent Law School guests including Attorney General Alberto […]

Students dance the night away in Hippothon

About 400 students danced for a good cause in the Continental Ballroom Sunday at GW Dance Marathon’s annual Hippothon. The six-hour event, which raises money for the local Children’s National Medical Center, is the culminating event for GWDM, which donates all the proceeds to charity. The event featured continuous music, free food, competitions and prizes. […]