Kevan Duve

Column: Bricks and mortar

Ever since the new GW Hospital was built, administrators have engaged in much hand-wringing over the future of the old hospital site – land known as “Square 54.” University officials promised a slow and deliberative planning process, one that could take up to a decade. They said that since Square 54 was one of the […]

Column: Adopt four-by-four

This year, a GW task force is again exploring the viability of a four-course, four-credit undergraduate curriculum. This so-called “four-by-four” system was previously shot down when faculty rejected it in tandem with a mandatory summer session. As a stand-alone proposal, though, it deserves thorough reconsideration. Adoption of a four-by-four system could become the most enduring […]

City officials seek to close clubs following violence

Metropolitan Police officials are stepping up their efforts to shut down some nightclubs following a recent spate of violent incidents in and around local hangouts. Last week’s fatal stabbing near the GW Bhangra Blowout after-party in the Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue (see Univ., p. 1) was only the latest in a series […]

Class to oversee endowment

GW will give two-dozen graduate students the opportunity to manage $1 million of its endowment starting in the fall. Donald Lindsey, GW’s chief investment officer and a professional lecturer in finance, said the class for MBA students would be designed to give them real-world experience in investment management. “I think it teaches them that it’s […]

Foggy Bottom getting new residents

Area residents are enthusiastic at the prospect of seeing their tax burden decrease by millions of dollars from the construction of two apartment buildings set to bring 500 residents to Foggy Bottom by 2007. Ronald Cocome, president of the Foggy Bottom Association, said he was unsure of how far the new complexes would go to […]

Bush, lawmakers propose Pell Grant changes

President Bush and some federal lawmakers have proposed additional plans for funding the cash-strapped Pell Grant program in the wake of tighter eligibility requirements set to take effect next school year. The program, which offers the main form of federal aid for underprivileged students, is running a $4.3 billion budget shortfall. Congress amended the program […]

Monumental Celebration ticket prices drop

Graduating seniors will be paying less to party under the high ceiling of Union Station after GW officials lowered the cost of attending Monumental Celebration, the annual gala on Commencement eve. Early-bird tickets, which go on sale Feb. 22, will cost $49 for students and $55 for guests. Regular-priced tickets will be $55 for graduates […]

Officials consider moving Monumental Celebration

GW administrators are in the process of reevaluating their plans for Monumental Celebration following a year of disappointing ticket sales and significant financial losses. In an effort to lower costs and boost attendance, the University may switch the annual graduate gala from the traditional Union Station location to the less expensive Smithsonian National Museum of […]

Dean discusses future of Democratic Party

Former presidential candidate Howard Dean encouraged the Democratic Party to expand its grassroots organizations before a standing room-only crowd at the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday. Pundits speculated that Dean was planning to use the event as an opportunity to announce his candidacy for the chair of the Democratic National Committee. But the former Vermont governor […]

Group promotes eye care at D.C. public schools

A group of fifteen GW student volunteers has been working with D.C. public schools to provide vision screenings and educational sessions for students in disadvantaged neighborhoods. The volunteers are members of the GW chapter of Unite for Sight, a worldwide nonprofit organization that seeks to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. The organization began […]