Lauren Hoenemeyer

Knapp creates council to expand GW’s diversity

University President Steven Knapp announced the creation of a President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion at the University’s Board of Trustees’ meeting last Friday, in an effort to expand GW’s attractiveness to potential students and employees of diverse backgrounds. Knapp also announced the creation of a senior administrator position, the associate provost for diversity and […]

Sadie Hawkins, all the time

Has girls’ night out turned into every night out? Ladies, are you looking for love at Josephine’s while all the bros are belting out “Party in the USA” at Garrett’s Tavern? Is your Valentine’s Day really Singles Awareness Day (just plain S.A.D.)? With GW’s male-to-female breakdown at 43 percent male and 57 percent female, it […]

Cost of living weighs heavy on minds of freshmen

A recent phone call home left Gabe Bellowe stressed and anxious. The freshman from Colorado – who is without a job and reliant on student loans – recently spent 2 hours on the telephone discussing financial issues with his father. Bellowe is one of many students who worry about the cost of living in a […]

Board of Trustees will hold local leadership retreat

Web Extra The Board of Trustees, along with faculty, alumni, and parents, will gather later this month for a leadership retreat that occurs every three years to determine the direction of the University. From June 25 to 27, the Board will hold a retreat in Cambridge, Md., and host faculty experts who will conduct discussion […]

Scientology founder’s writings honored at event

Aliens, brandy and guns were the key components of a comedic adaptation of an L. Ron Hubbard novel performed by Emmy-award winning actors in the Jack Morton Auditorium last week. Hubbard, whose writings became the founding documents of the Church of Scientology, attended GW for two semesters before leaving without a degree in 1931. The […]

Israel lobbyists honor student organization

A pro-Israel student organization was nationally recognized last week at the 2009 American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s Policy Conference with a prestigious award given to students who demonstrate excellence in pro-Israel advocacy. More than 400 other colleges and universities from all 50 states participated in AIPAC activities this year but only “GW Acting Politically for […]

Professor creates iPhone application to help users quit smoking

Apple iPhone users can listen to music, send text messages and now – thanks to a couple of GW faculty members – quit smoking. My Quitline is a free iPhone application that allows users to instant message and speak over the phone with trained quit-smoking counselors from the National Cancer Institute Quitline. The application was […]

GW hosts reception for new alumni on Capitol Hill

Web Extra GW’s Fifth Annual Capitol Hill Alumni Reception welcomed GW alumni Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, D-Puerto Rico, to their new positions on the Hill on Wednesday in the Dirksen Senate Office building. More than 100 guests attended, including students, alumni, congressmen, faculty and administrators. University President Steven Knapp and […]

The gay condom debate

To wear or not to wear? The condom debate among gay men, especially in Washington, D.C., where HIV cases are alarmingly high, is especially important. Gay men do not need condoms for their primary use – birth control – but still need them to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. An estimated one in […]

GW Cancer Gala to honor Sen. Ted Kennedy

The University will honor Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and two others at the Sixth Annual Cancer Gala hosted by Wolf Blitzer on April 25 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Kennedy, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, will receive the Cancer Compassion Award for his involvement in pushing for affordable health care on Capitol Hill. Additionally, […]