Kaya Yurieff

Student Association calls on University to cover more EMeRG costs

The leader of the Student Association Finance Committee is asking the University to put more money toward EMeRG. The student-run emergency medical unit receives most of its funds from the University, but typically picks up a few thousand dollars each year from the SA Finance Committee, which allocates funds from student fees. But this year, […]

‘Culinary carnival’ food truck could roll into J Street

The eclectic cuisine of the Fojol Brothers food truck could come to J Street, an employee said this week. The Indian-Ethiopian-Thai fusion eatery, known for its turban and fake-mustache-wearing employees, is in talks with GW about joining the dining hall this spring. J Street would be the first brick-and-mortar location for the “traveling culinary carnival,” […]

App launches to report sexual assault

A District organization with ties to GW helped launch a smartphone application this week that allows victims to report sexual assault and seek help in the city or on campus. Through the app, which went live Sept. 10, victims can dial the police, locate the nearest medical center with rape kits, call support hotlines or […]

Task forces, fees focus of SA executives’ tenure

The two top Student Association leaders spent the year injecting themselves into University conversations about cost of attendance and career services, passing over many of their early messaging goals and touting few tangible achievements in their term. Student Association President John Richardson pledged in August to “break the insulation” between students and the SA, but […]

Elected SA leaders to publicize list of goals

The Student Association’s incoming leaders will lay out a public list of goals by May to hold the organization more accountable to students. The rising executive team, Ashwin Narla and Abby Bergren, is meeting individually with the 31 members of the SA Senate-elect to identify lobbying focuses for next year. The pair will add specific […]

GW considers buying new ambulance

The University is contemplating purchasing a second ambulance for its student-run emergency volunteer crew to man the Mount Vernon Campus. Darrell Darnell, the senior associate vice president for safety and security, said the Vern “would benefit from additional emergency services” slated to start this fall, results which were based on a review of emergency services […]

Residence hall vending machines add condoms

Starting next week, scoring condoms will be as easy as pressing A4. GW will begin to stock $2 two-packs of male condoms in each residence hall’s vending machines. Associate Dean of Students Tim Miller, who introduced the idea of selling condoms in vending machines, said it will not cost the University money – a key […]

Student leaders begin shaping next year’s agenda

The newly elected Student Association outsiders are setting out to learn the ropes of the organization they will soon be steering by getting an early start on outreach and student organization finances. Ashwin Narla, who won the Student Association presidential runoff March 1, will work with executive vice president-elect Abby Bergren to move forward with […]

Student Association candidates canvass for votes

Dozens of Student Association candidates pushed their “get out the vote” efforts on the first day of elections Wednesday, taking advantage of the mild February weather to pack their campaign teams into campus hotspots. Campaigners roved Kogan Plaza, stood on street corners and sat outside residence halls passing out palm cards and wearing bright T-shirts […]