Lauren Hoenemeyer

Alumni discuss female leadership

At the annual Women’s Leadership Conference on the Mount Vernon campus on Friday, three GW alumni discussed their successes as women during a panel called “Stepping Up for Change: Personal Stories.” The panel consisted of Theresea “Memphis” Holland, principal at Holland Development Group, Cynthia Frye Wilson, former mayor of Granbury, Texas, and Gillian McHale, a […]

‘Planet Forward’ tapes in SMPA

“Planet Forward,” an Internet and television project devoted to promoting public discussion on environmental issues, taped its first television show in the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night. President Barack Obama’s top energy and climate change adviser Carol Browner joined moderator Frank Sesno, an SMPA professor and CNN correspondent, for a two-hour taping. The project began […]

SMHS summer program receives Congressional funding

A congressional earmark in the recently passed stimulus bill allocates $443,000 toward a GW-sponsored summer program for D.C. public or charter school seniors interested in pursuing health careers. The earmark will aid a four-week precollege matriculation summer course – the D.C. Health and Academic Prep Program – hosted by GW’s School of Medicine and Health […]

New Hillel group promotes female bonding

It’s not a sorority. But it is a sisterhood. The Sisterhood at GW Hillel is a new student group where female undergraduate and graduate students at the University come together to celebrate their Jewish heritage through social events. Members describe it as a sorority without the dues or commitment, and it is one of almost […]

Board approves $10M for science center

The Board of Trustees has authorized the University to spend $10 million this year on initial planning for a proposed Science and Engineering Complex, marking the first major step in a project that would drastically shift GW’s academic focus and likely cost about $300 million. Faculty and University officials have discussed the building for many […]

Hundreds call for more financial aid

Hundreds of parents and students are calling the University’s newly created financial aid call center to voice concerns about financing a GW education in the worsening recession. The call center was created by the financial aid and student account offices last month as a pilot program to answer questions from people concerned about paying for […]

Tuition rises 3 percent

The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent tuition increase at their meeting on Friday, as well as a $13 million boost to financial aid in response to the worsening economic climate. Tuition for enrolled students does not change under GW’s fixed tuition program, so the new pricing of $41,610 applies to the incoming class […]

Board OKs Kennedy for degree

The Board of Trustees approved Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., as eligible to receive an honorary degree during their meeting Friday, a possible indication that the 76-year-old legislator could play a role in the spring Commencement ceremonies. University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said the nomination does not guarantee that Kennedy will receive a degree, noting that the […]

Reporting the recession

At the National Press Club on Monday night, four top business journalists detailed their role in keeping the country informed on the year’s top story – the financial recession. Alexis Glick of FOX Business Network, Diana Henriques of The New York Times, Steve Pearlstein of the Washington Post and Ali Velshi of CNN convened for […]

Board approves $13 million aid boost, 3% tuition increase

The Board of Trustees approved a $13 million boost to financial aid at their meeting in the Elliott School this morning in response to the worsening economic climate. The body also approved a 3% tuition increase, about equal to the past three years. Tuition for enrolled students does not change under GW’s fixed tuition program, […]