Keegan Bales

Engineering in period of growth, dean says

Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences David Dolling reminded graduates that engineers and computer scientists are in high demand, during his address at the SEAS graduation ceremony Saturday evening in the Smith Center. Dolling said graduates will enter the world during a period of growth for engineering, which demand the skills students […]

Makeup schedule poses problems

Junior Melissa Henderson planned to use April 29 and April 30 to study for finals this semester. Those two days – previously designated as reading days – were going to give her time to spread out her studying and writing assignments, two tasks that often take over the lives of students at the end of […]

Elderly and students dance night away at annual Senior Prom

Web Exclusive More than 200 senior citizens from the D.C. community traveled to the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom to chat, eat and dance with GW students for the eighth annual Senior Prom Sunday afternoon. Hatchet Video Students and seniors clad in shiny masks and colorful beads attended the event – which was Mardi Gras-themed this […]

Best cure for heroin addiction is… heroin?

Web Exclusive Correction appended A D.C. councilmember joined doctors and drug experts to discuss a controversial treatment for heroin addiction Wednesday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Councilmember Tommy Wells, who represents Ward 6, said that the surge of heroin use and cases of HIV in the District is a crisis that demands an aggressive […]

Chertoff discusses emergency planning

Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security and co-author of the USA Patriot Act, encouraged nations to work together to combat terrorism and natural disasters during a conference hosted by the University Tuesday. Chertoff was the keynote speaker at the third annual Homeland Security Workshop where this year’s topic was emergency preparedness and crisis management. […]

Heat in residence halls prompts student complaints

The University turned on the heat for the winter months in buildings across campus this week, but with outside temperatures in the District reaching 80 degrees at times, students interviewed said the heat in buildings have made them uncomfortable and frustrated. Juan Ibanez, associate vice president for Facilities, said the heat was turned on the […]

Most of freshman class attends Convocation

University President Steven Knapp urged freshmen to participate in public service and take advantage of GW’s extensive alumni network and accomplished faculty at Freshman Convocation Sunday afternoon in the Smith Center. A majority of the more than 2,500 freshmen attended the event, which was followed by a barbecue in University yard. “No matter what you […]

A presidential summer

University President Steven Knapp spent the summer as many GW students do: working and finding time to escape D.C.’s legendary humidity. Knapp enjoyed a busy summer, participating in the GW Leadership Retreat, vacationing with his family in Utah and visiting his private farm in Sparks, Md., where he raises sheep. The retreat, which is held […]

Reporters tell war stories at ESIA

Sunday, May 3 A panel of journalists shared the horrors and difficulties of war reporting in a discussion Thursday night at the Elliott School. The event, hosted by the GW chapter of Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders, was designed to promote freedom of the press, particularly in war zones. The journalists on the panel […]

Latina sorority returns to campus

Sigma Lambda Upsilon Inc., a traditionally Latina sorority, returned to GW after a three-year absence with a lively ceremony Thursday night in Kogan Plaza. Members of the Greek-letter community came out to satisfy their curiosity Thursday night after receiving a vague e-mail from Director of Greek Life Dean Harwood saying that there would be a […]