Lauren Emmett

Clinton adviser inspires College Democrats

Terry McAuliffe, chairman for Hillary Clinton for President and the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said that students should take time off from school to work on presidential politics Tuesday night in Jack Morton Auditorium. “I wouldn’t say this to their professors, but if I were them, I would go take some time […]

Congress increases Pell Grant aid

As tuition at GW and other private universities continues to rise, some of the school’s neediest students may soon receive more financial aid from the federal government. Congress increased the amount of money available for the Pell Grant by passing the College Cost and Reduction Act Sept. 7. Pell Grants are sums of money given […]

Music department reopens registration

Cuts to the Music Department have not had the effects anticipated last spring in the wake of an $8.2 million budget gap. In May, non-music majors, minors or presidential art scholars were restricted from signing up for beginner classes and private instruction courses. This fall any student is eligible to apply to take a music […]

Senior citizens join GW volunteers for dance

Think prom is just for high school? Think again. More than 100 senior citizens and 180 student volunteers gathered Saturday for the fourth annual Senior Prom in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. The Neighbors Project, a part of the Office of Community Service, put together the evening of dinner and dancing for low-income seniors from […]

Report cites shortcomings in recruiting, retaining black and Hispanic profs.

In the past four years GW has managed to increase its level of minority professors by 3 percentage points, but despite efforts to recruit them, has made no progress increasing the number of Hispanic professors on campus, University officials said. According to GW’s Office of Institutional Research, the percentage of full-time faculty identified as racial […]

University not concerned with slight decrease in applications

A slight decrease in the number of freshman applications for the second year in a row does not have University officials worried. Although not all of the applications have been processed, Kathryn Napper, director of Admissions, expects a 1.5 percent decrease in the number of applications compared to the number her office received a year […]

WEB EXTRA: Groups ready for charity event

More than a dozen student groups will join together Thursday to do what they can to improve the lives of those affected by last year’s earthquake in Pakistan and the ongoing violence in the Sudanese province of Darfur. With a variety show and slide presentation called GW AID, students hope to raise money for the […]

GW hopes to improve scheduling process

In light of a task force report released earlier this year on the state of course scheduling and classroom shortage difficulties, the University has made strides to improve the scheduling process that plagued students, courses and faculty members last year. According to the report, almost 200 courses were left without a classroom during the spring […]

Union decision delayed

GW and part-time faculty union supporters were set to square off this week at a hearing where a labor board would rule on GW’s refusal to bargain with would-be members of the Service Employees International Union Local 500. But instead, the National Labor Relations Board will grant a summary judgment, rendered by a judge before […]

Students question long lines at package center

When senior Christine Screnci went to pick up her package from the student parcel depot on F Street earlier this month, she couldn’t believe her eyes. In her three years at GW, Screnci said she’s never seen such long lines at the package center. “The line was out the door, on the sidewalk lined along […]