Katherine Rodriguez

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 […]

University celebrates founder, president

It was University President Steven Knapp’s first bonfire outdoors, as the event was moved to the Marvin Center for the last 4 years due to wind or rain. “This celebration embodies what George Washington imagined when he envisioned a university,” Knapp said. The event featured a cherry pie-eating contest, a performance by the Colonial Brass […]

Book chronicles Foggy Bottom’s history

Two young authors shared little-known tidbits of Foggy Bottom and West End history with residents at the Foggy Bottom Association meeting Tuesday night. The book, by Matthew Gilmore and Josh Olsen, chronicles the beginnings of the Foggy Bottom-West End neighborhood through vintage photographs donated by area residents. “There are a number of historical photo books […]

Area college health centers lose free STD testing

Four college health centers in the District have lost free sexually transmitted disease testing, due to a shifting of resources by the D.C. Department of Health. Student health service centers at American University, Howard University, Trinity College and the University of the District of Columbia will no longer receive free testing kits. DOH spokeswoman Dena […]

GW to acquire papers of late activist

A collection of documents that belonged to a lifelong civil rights advocate will come to Gelman Library this spring. William Taylor, who passed away over the summer, was an attorney and lobbyist who advocated on behalf of African-Americans during the civil rights era and played a major role in drafting civil rights legislation. “The collection […]

LGBT Resource Center left without coordinator

The University-sponsored resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students is without a coordinator for the second time in two years, and now members of the community are pushing back against GW for not filling the spot. A statement from the Dean of Students Office said the University is evaluating current staffing positions in […]

Collaboration aims to lower Latino teen pregnancies

GW is teaming up with the Department of Health and Human Services to combat teen pregnancy in D.C.’s Latino youth community. The campaign – funded by a $5 million grant – is part of a nationwide effort to lower teen pregnancy rates. The United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the […]