Katherine Rodriguez

Committee to ponder future use of library space

The University appointed two administrators last week to head a committee investigating how libraries could help solve a campus space crunch in the digital age. As heads of the Future of Libraries Committee, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Stephen Ehrmann and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Dan Ullman […]

Gelman’s third floor to see expanded study space

Study space will emerge on Gelman Library’s third floor after spring break as the University gets a head start on long-awaited renovations to the 39-year-old structure. Forty percent of the periodicals in circulation on the third floor will be moved to an off-site storage facility in Upper Marlboro, Md. to make room for study areas, […]

Medical school joins first lady’s military healthcare initiative

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences joined more than 130 medical schools nationwide in an effort championed by first lady Michelle Obama to help treat service members and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. The schools, in ties with the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Association of Colleges […]

With architecture firm, Gelman renovations move forward

University officials selected an architecture firm last week to solidify designs for the three-year renovation of the entrance floor of Gelman Library.   After sending out a request for proposals last fall to several firms, GW chose Cox Graae + Spack Architects because of the firm’s “experience with similar projects, experience in this building and […]

Gelman redesign features Kogan entrance

The latest designs for the facelift of Gelman Library show a new, more welcoming entrance through Kogan Plaza and highlight details of the first and second floor reorganization. Though plans for the first and second floors are not final, drawings show an exterior staircase leading from Kogan Plaza – replacing the access point that now […]

Freshmen volunteer on 9/11

More than 2,300 freshmen, upperclassmen and faculty bused to sites across the D.C. area Sunday to clean parks and paint schools in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. This year, the annual service event focused on the President’s Interfaith Service and Community Service Campus Challenge, a national call for unity […]

Hispanics are largest minority group on college campuses

Hispanics have edged out other minority groups to become the most represented minority on university campuses nationwide. Using data from the 2010 Census a Pew Research Center report found that the number of Hispanics enrolled in colleges across the country outpaced blacks for the first time, growing by 24 percent from 2009 to 2010. While […]

Extensive renovation blueprints unveiled for Gelman Library

Long-awaited upgrades to the first floor of Gelman Library are inching closer to becoming a reality with the release of detailed design renderings for the renovations. Marking another step toward quelling student complaints about the outdated facility, the newly drafted designs, created by architecture firm Cox Graae + Spack Architects, show more group study spaces […]

Job outlook optimistic for seniors

Students seeking full-time jobs after graduation will face a more optimistic job market this year, as the National Association of Colleges and Employers predicts a nearly 20 percent rise in hiring of graduates. The association’s spring job outlook survey anticipates employers will hire 19.3 percent more graduates this year than in 2010, the first time […]

University selects leader for LGBT Resource Center

The University hired a short-term leader for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, filling the center’s 4-month-long void in leadership. Timothy Kane, formerly the director of the Office of Community Service, will step into the role of interim associate director for inclusion initiatives, the University announced March 21, relieving the pressure put on […]