Lauren Blumenthal

JCFS reviews sexual assault, rape policies

The Joint Committee of Faculty and Students discussed a proposal Friday that would integrate rape under the definition of sexual assault, change reporting and victim assistance procedures, and enhance campus awareness about the issue. The Student Association Senate-sponsored resolution presented to the JCFS Friday intends to eliminate “the distinction between rape and sexual assault,” according […]

GW pushes back date for residence hall wiring

No firm date has been set for completion of the two-phase millennium project, an effort to update GW academic and residence halls with state of the art Internet, telephone, cable and electric wiring, administrators said. Work has begun on Madison and Mitchell halls, but plans to wire Riverside Towers Hall have been suspended indefinitely because […]

GW raises prices for end-of-year party

Ticket prices for Monumental Celebration have been raised by $10 as University officials work to finalize plans for the event. Prices were increased from $30 to $40 because of budgetary constraints, administrators said. The price hike was attributed to an overwhelming demand by students to hold Commencement on the Ellipse instead the MCI Center, a […]

Banquet and walk battle homelessness

The Hunger Banquet and Help the Homeless 5K Walkathon concluded a weeklong series of events designed to raise money and food to combat worldwide hunger and homelessness, said Jennifer Olson, coordinator of the event and a homelessness fellow in the Office of Community Service. The banquet, held in the Marvin Center ballroom Friday night, demonstrated […]

GW works to help local homeless

GW and other universities around the country participated last week in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual event held the week before Thanksgiving to educate students about the problems that plague Americans who have nowhere to live and nothing to eat. The goal of the program is to mobilize students to take action. Each […]

Homeless veterans tell their stories

“Faces of Homelessness” brought an emotional slide presentation and panel of local homeless military veterans to GW to share personal stories about life on the streets. Wednesday night’s panel was the first at GW to spotlight homeless veterans. The event was sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Coalition for Homeless […]

Students paint hands in cultural exchange

Students spent Tuesday night learning about the ancient art of mendhi by decorating their hands with henna paste as part of a monthly series of “how to” programming sponsored by the South Asian Society. The Indian name mendhi refers to the process of staining one’s palms and feet with a paste made from henna plants. […]

Mount Vernon hosts day of women’s action

GW students gathered to “use your voice, claim your power, create choices and take a stand” Thursday evening at the Mount Vernon campus to commemorate National Young Women’s Day of Action. The event, sponsored by the Women in Power program at Mount Vernon, celebrated the accomplishments of women and remembered those victimized by domestic violence. […]

Admissions for GW, Mount Vernon merge

Students applying to GW for the 1999 academic year now will fill out the same application for both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, a first for Mount Vernon. Integration of admissions for the two campuses is nearing completion, with all applications now being handled at the main University admissions office in Rice Hall. […]

Latinos for Progress shares rich heritage

Latinos for Progress has organized a series of programs for Hispanic Heritage Month to educate GW students about Hispanic culture and heritage while celebrating GW’s Latino student community. A barbecue Sept. 15 kicked off the nationally recognized Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15. LFP members will participate in upcoming events to recognize Hispanic […]