Lauren Hoenemeyer

Thurston residents report disrepair

After rowing practice on Feb. 1, Ivan Soto-Wright tried to relax by taking a shower in his Thurston Hall room. Moments later, the freshman narrowly avoided serious injury when the ceiling collapsed. “I heard a crack sound, and within a split second, I moved out of the way and half of the ceiling above the […]

Bailout funds may benefit GW students

The economic stimulus bill passed by the House of Representatives last week will create a tax credit for families with students in college and increase funds for Federal Work Study programs and Pell Grants. The $819 billion package will allocate a total of $159 billion toward education, ranging from kindergarten to the university level, over […]

Students cut dorm energy use

Students have used 12.7 percent less electricity in residence halls since September compared to the same time last year, organizers of a University-wide conservation contest said. Halfway through the University’s “Eco-Challenge,” which runs through April, the University is reporting that residence halls are making significant progress reducing their energy use. “It’s excellent news and especially […]

Students rally in support of Israel

Correction appended More than 100 students gathered in Kogan Plaza Thursday evening to show their support for Israel in the violent Gaza conflict that shook the country for several weeks. Wearing blue and white ribbons, the colors of the Israeli flag, students at the rally shared personal stories and experiences to defend Israel and what […]

Free concert kicks off inauguration, drawing thousands

The promise of celebrities ranging from Beyonce to Tom Hanks – not to mention President Barack Obama – was enough to make masses of GW students wake up early and brave the cold to attend the “We Are One” concert on Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial. The concert, which honored Obama and Vice President Joe […]

University loses two former trustees, former association president

Web Extra Three notable University figures, two former members of the Board of Trustees and the former president of the GW Alumni Association, passed away last semester. Trustee emeritus John Manning, who graduated from the School of Engineering in 1957 and the Law School in 1961, passed away in August. He served as president of […]

The Stage is Set

At a college without a football team, you might say politics is GW’s sport – and inauguration its homecoming. And as the nation’s eyes turn to Washington to see the first black president sworn in next week, GW will celebrate like no other college in the country. After all, it is the reason why many […]

Cost forces students to leave GW

The day after senior Alison Brazaitis received her early decision acceptance letter to GW four years ago, she got another letter saying she was not eligible for any financial aid. The news was devastating to her family, and to make ends meet her mother took a second job. But with an economic crisis at hand […]

Activists discuss living with AIDS

Chris Barnhill introduced himself to a room of nearly two dozen GW students on Monday by telling them that he was HIV-positive. As part of World AIDS Day, Barnhill shared his story of being born HIV-positive after his parents used contaminated needles for heroin. “I have been positive for 21 years,” Barnhill said. “But it […]

Hoax flyers allege rat infestation

Hundreds of flyers with photographs of rats falsely instructed residents of International House to evacuate the residence hall on Wednesday because of an alleged pest problem. “In the recent health and safety inspection, several rats were seen on the eigth (sic) floor of International House,” the flyer said. “Since rats have been known to carry […]