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Travel woes hit some students returning to campus

Web exclusive After an attempted terrorist attack that threatened to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, significant travel delays were to be expected. But more than two weeks later, some students traveling back to school still were still enduring the consequences. Increased safety measures slowed security lines and delayed flights across the […]

Expelled student’s lawsuit dismissed

A $500,000 lawsuit filed against the University by a former student, expelled in 2008 for alleged possession of LSD and other drugs, has been dismissed with prejudice, a final judgment that bars the student from reopening the case. The lawsuit, filed by former student Maximillian Jack, was dismissed on Nov. 19, less than a month […]

Music, family inspire standout Hollis

Damian Hollis has the size – a 6-foot-8-inch, 215-pound frame – and pedigree – his father, Essie, played in the NBA – to suggest he was predestined for basketball success. Yet according to the standout senior forward, who averaged more than 13 points and a half-dozen rebounds per game last season, the sport did not […]

Best friends, but not forever

“It’s not you, it’s me.” Sound familiar? Probably because it is one of the more clichéd ways to dump that boyfriend or girlfriend you’re just not into anymore. But have you ever thought about what to say to break up with your best friend? “We just don’t click anymore,” or “We don’t spend enough time […]

Suspect still missing from court

A woman arrested for breaking into an Ivory Tower residence hall room in August has been missing for more than a month and a warrant is still out for her arrest, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Shunita Ellerbe, a 29-year-old Southwest D.C. resident, arrived to court Sept. 15 for her status hearing. […]

Former candidate speaks at YAF event

Islamic radicalism poses a threat to the U.S. and immigration laws should be made stricter, former U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo said Thursday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheater. Tancredo was the keynote speaker for Islamo-Facism Awareness Week, hosted annually by the GW chapter of the Young America’s Foundation. Tancredo, a former Republican presidential candidate, expanded […]

Water polo player has all the Wright stuff

With four more goals this weekend, men’s water polo senior John-Claude Wright keeps creeping up the lists as one of the nation’s top scorers this year and one of GW’s best ever. But the 6-foot-1 native of Jamaica does not seem to have let his rising standing get to his head. “I’m honored to be […]

Foggy Bottom Block Party held despite lousy weather

Correction appended Web Exclusive Representatives from all walks of Foggy Bottom life congregated in the cold weather in the small park near the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop Sunday for the seventh annual Neighborhood Block Party, sponsored by GW-backed community group FRIENDS. “[The block party] is a joint activity with neighbors and the university as a […]