Kathryn Maese

University on sidelines of sweatshop protest

College students at major universities nationwide continue to protest the use of sweatshops to manufacture collegiate clothing, but GW has stayed out of the controversy. The anti-sweatshop campaign gained national attention when Duke University’s Students Against Sweatshops rallied to require licensees to enact more stringent codes of conduct regarding substandard working conditions and public disclosure […]

U-WIRE, Hatchet form Washington bureau

In a move that will provide college students expanded coverage of national higher education issues, The GW Hatchet signed a contract late last week to operate the Washington bureau of the University Wire, the collegiate equivalent of the Associated Press. U-WIRE is a wire service that provides more than 450 college and university newspapers with […]

Muslims celebrate end of holy month

Almost 200 students gathered at J Street Friday night to usher in the holiday of Eid, which signals an end to the holy month of Ramadan. This year, Eid was observed for the first time in J Street along with students from Georgetown and Howard universities, and the University of Maryland. “Celebrating Eid in J […]

GW works to build Korean studies

GW may establish a Korean studies program if it beats out four other area schools for an endowment from the Korea Foundation, an organization that promotes Korean studies, said GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Korea Foundation delegates, GW administrators and students discussed funding possibilities for the program at a meeting Thursday. “We’re all in agreement […]

UN official discusses nonproliferation

Jayantha Dhanapala, United Nations under-secretary general for disarmament affairs, spoke to a crowded room at the Marvin Center Friday about controlling the spread of nuclear weapons. His remarks came in the wake of President Clinton’s decision to lift the 6-month-old economic sanctions on India and Pakistan after both nations conducted nuclear tests. The lecture entitled […]

University confronts underage drinking

Despite a string of alcohol-related incidents this semester, the 15 percent of GW students who actually binge drink is well below the national average of 42 percent, said Dana Henderson, manager of GW’s Substance Abuse Prevention Center. Henderson, who officially resigned from the center Friday to pursue a consulting job, said the center has recently […]

Program gives faculty time off to research

GW launched an experimental research program this year as part of an effort to snatch a Research I rating from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching when schools are evaluated in 2000. The Research Released Time Program allows several professors to teach one fewer class each semester to give them more time to […]

GWorld card freezes during busy weekend

Students faced problems paying for books with debit dollars and entering their residence halls when the GWorld card periodically stopped processing transactions this weekend. Services added to the “one card” GWorld system have caused the AT&T software to hiccup as the onslaught of returning students placed heavy processing loads on the technology and its operators, […]

GW springs back into U.S. News’ top 50

GW won’t be printing any pins this time. After a second-tier rating last year, GW rose into the 50th slot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top 50 national universities in the nation, released last week. But GW administrators are taking a lower profile about the rankings than they did two years […]

Stepped-up security greets returning students

Most GW students are taking in stride the possibility of living blocks away from potential terrorist targets. While security has been stepped up at federal buildings and monuments in recent days, students continue to move into residence halls and attend orientation sessions without much thought to concrete blockades and Secret Service patrols nearby. “There are […]