Kira Brekke

Southwest seeks space at Reagan

Southwest Airlines is trying to secure the ability to fly in and out of Reagan National Airport, but inclusion at the Virginia airport appears unlikely without federal intervention. The low-cost air carrier is trying to capitalize exchanges of take-off and landing slots – permissions needed from the federal government to operate at a given airport […]

Med schools vary on abortion instruction

When Megan Evans, a third-year medical student at GW, heard about the murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Kansas last May, she was worried that the incident, and others involving violence toward abortion clinics and providers, would scare people away from learning about and providing the procedure. But instead, Evans, who serves as […]

Coming back for more

For some, three graduate degrees would serve as reason enough to never step foot into a classroom again. But for 63-year-old David Lehrman, going to class is still just part of the daily grind. But the former attorney has not taken up a professorship at any of GW’s schools. Instead, he’s just another student – […]

Masked thief fumbles Tonic robbery

Witnesses of a robbery at Tonic Restaurant earlier this month told city police they recognized the alleged thief as a worker for a local food delivery service, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The suspect, described in the report as a 6-foot tall black male between 30 and 40 years old and wearing a […]

Power and principle

Her voice screams dedication. Filled with passion, she describes the joys and challenges of educating students and adults alike on universal human rights. Without a doubt, her voice is coming from the heart. She is Dr. Allida Black, the director and editor of GW’s Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project. The project, which receives government and private […]

Journalist given lifetime honors

When Dorothy Gilliam started out as a journalist, her colleagues would ignore her on the street, cabs wouldn’t pick her up and restaurants would often refuse her service. And her editor wouldn’t have anyone cover the murder of someone who looked like her. He would call them “cheap murders.” “It was a unique time in […]

Teach For America attracts more applications

Around 170 GW seniors applied to Teach For America this year, a TFA spokeswoman said this week, and the service-oriented program is continuing to see a sharp rise in applicants. TFA reported drastic jumps in applications in both 2008 and 2009, and the program has seen a record number of prospective participants this year, resulting […]

Herman Carrillo: Creative writing as artful commentary

Students experience a vast array of teachers and professors over their learning careers. But there are always those precious few who stand out – the ones who made an impact not just for the facts and skills they helped us gain, but for the knowledge, life experiences and mentorship they offered. Here, we feature two […]

Carrying too many condoms could lead to arrest

Carry around a few condoms and behave suspiciously in the wrong part of D.C. and Metropolitan Police may have sufficient evidence to make an arrest for prostitution, under the guidelines for areas deemed to be “Prostitution Free Zones.” The law grants MPD officers the right to arrest individuals in these areas if they demonstrate suspicious […]

Medical marijuana may become legal in District

A D.C. councilmember introduced a bill last Tuesday that would open five medical marijuana dispensaries in the District. Councilmember David Catania, I-At Large, introduced the bill, which would implement a 1998 D.C. initiative that called for legalizing medical marijuana. The bill, Initiative 59, was approved by 69 percent of voters, but was prevented from being […]