Lara Kasten

Zipcar weekend rental rates to increase this summer

Zipcar users in the District may have a more expensive summer than expected, now that the car-sharing company has announced an increase in its weekend car rental rates. Zipcar users who want to rent a car for an entire day on the weekends during the summer season – which the company considers to be May […]

New fraternity recruits international affairs majors

Web Extra A new honors fraternity for GW students majoring in international affairs will hold its first recruitment this fall. Sigma Iota Rho began in spring 2009 when a handful of Elliott School of International Affairs students decided to recolonize the honors fraternity that dissolved in 1996. The co-ed fraternity’s executive board hopes to attain […]

Students attend poetry event at White House

Web Extra After many students had finished finals and were already home enjoying their summer vacations, five students experienced what may very likely be the most memorable event of their summers. These five students were chosen by University President Steven Knapp to attend “An Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word” at the White […]

University tallies total carbon emissions

The University released the first school-wide inventory of greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, and administrators said the age of campus buildings is one of the largest contributors to GW’s carbon footprint. In the 2007-08 academic year, 53 percent of GW’s emissions were the result of purchased electricity, while 24 percent came from stationary combustion, according to […]

GW institute releases game to aid first responders

GW’s Homeland Security Policy Institute recently launched “Zero Hour: America’s Medic,” a video game that simulates emergency situations, to help emergency medical technicians better prepared for large-scale crises. The Department of Homeland Security approved “Zero Hour” nearly a week ago and 250 people have already signed up to utilize the software, said Gregg Lord, director […]

LGBTQ group holds mock marriage event in University Yard

Web Extra Dozens of students were “married” Friday in mock ceremonies performed in University Yard to show their support for marriage equality. Marriage Equality Day was hosted by Allied in Pride, an LGBTQ group on campus, to raise awareness about equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. But the event sought to prove that […]