Katharine Malone

GW’s Birthday celebration features s’mores, cherry pies but no fire

The University rang in its namesake’s 275th birthday Thursday with an annual birthday bonfire, s’mores, hot cider and a cherry pie-eating contest. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and GW’s “secret” society, the Order of the Hippo, sponsored the event. The event has traditionally taken place outside in University Yard with colonial-era drummers and music, but […]

SJT: Pro-development since Hartford

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has a reputation for advancing a university by constructing buildings, improving academics and, in the process, agitating some members of the academic and residential community. And that is from his time as president of the University of Hartford. Before assuming GW’s top post in 1988, Trachtenberg served 11 years as president at […]

SA realtor to assist students in apartment searches

Need an apartment? Now the Student Association and Bradley Buslik say they can help. A senior in the School of Business, Buslik was named the SA’s director of off-campus housing this month and will be showing and renting apartments to students for no additional charge to the student. Buslik, who will be graduating in May […]

Incoming freshmen to register for classes before CI

Editor’s note: This article was originally published online, on March 23. Remember being a pre-freshman sitting down at Colonial Inauguration for hours trying to select classes you knew little or nothing about? Those days are over. This year, the University has made changes to the way the students in the class of 2010 will register […]

WEB EXTRA: University to change advising procedures at CI

Remember being a pre-freshman sitting down at Colonial Inauguration for hours trying to select classes you knew little or nothing about? Those days are over. This year, the University has made changes to the way the students in the class of 2010 will register for their first semester of classes. The new system, named GW […]

Columbian College to begin search for new dean

Administrators will conduct an extensive national search to find a permanent dean for the Columbian Colleges of Arts and Sciences after this month’s announcement that current Dean William Frawley will be leaving GW to become president of the University of Mary Washington. The first step in the process is to appoint an interim dean, whom […]

GW announces Colonial Cabinet

The 2005 Colonial Cabinet came together at its annual transition dinner earlier this month to pass the torch to their successors, whose selections were officially announced this week. Colonial Cabinet 2006 is a diverse group of GW students charged with welcoming and guiding incoming freshmen through the annual Colonial Inauguration orientation this summer. From an […]

Columbian College Dean Frawley vies for Mary Washington presidency

William Frawley, dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is among three finalists being considered for the presidency of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. Last week Frawley attended two forums on the UMW campus giving students, faculty and administrators an opportunity to meet him and ask questions about his vision for […]

Counseling center offers advice to students feeling overwhelmed

Approximately one in five students has potentially debilitating anxiety about exams, and research has shown that exam-related anxiety can be so severe that it costs students a letter grade, said John Dages, associate director of the University Counseling Center. Dages said exam anxiety has increased in recent years at GW, a trend that is being […]

MCAT to get makeover in 2007

Students planning on attending medical school will soon be taking a new type of Medical College Admissions Test. The Association of American Medical Colleges announced in July that by 2007, the MCAT will transition entirely to a computer-based test and eliminate pencil-and-paper exams. New features also include fingerprint identification and fewer questions for a shorter […]