Lauren Bemis

SPOTLIGHT: `Baby chem’ professor says goodbye

Nearly everyone has heard of GW professor Nicolae Filipescu. There are many stories about his contemporary science for non-science majors class, in which students learn about everything from birth control to drugs to nuclear fission. Yet, after 38 years of teaching at GW, the “baby chem” legend is putting down his chalk and passing out […]

DCD: Donned in drag and doing their thing

April 13, 2001 Hippodrome 8 p.m. It was the second time I had seen a drag show and I couldn’t wait to see all the different kings and queens. Is there really any better way to spend an evening than with stilettos, big hair and fishnet stockings? When I got to the Hippodrome Friday night […]

Reflecting on readiness

What you see in movies about college is not always what you get. Freshmen are evaluating their first year at GW, and for some, it was not what they expected. The transition from high school to college can be a difficult one, as many freshmen are on their own for the first time. And after […]

Bringing knowledge to the table

Dinner plates are being cleared as children are laughing and shouting at Martha’s Table. “Where’s my tutor?” a child asks impatiently. Once the tutors arrive, the eager faces brighten and determination to finish homework sets in. Martha’s Table, a GW Neighbors Project site, is a non-profit organization in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest D.C. The […]