Lauren Hoenemeyer

Students rally against Proposition 8

Banners that read “STR8 Against H8” and “Out of the Closets, Into the Streets” stood out in a sea of rainbow-colored clothing as students and alumni joined thousands of other gay rights protesters on the National Mall Saturday. Less than two weeks after California voters passed Proposition 8, a measure banning same-sex marriage in the […]

Freshman fights dorm cameras

Most students pay little attention to the cameras in the corner of every floor of Thurston Hall, but freshman William Leaf can’t ignore them. Leaf drafted a petition last week on behalf of residents of Thurston that proposes the abolition of all surveillance cameras in the building. The petition has garnered more than 200 signatures, […]

Three business leaders join Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees welcomed three new charter members – entrepreneur Steven Roberts and 1977 graduates George Coelho and Randy Levine – last month at their first annual meeting. The new trustees officially began their terms in July, bringing the total number of trustees to 32, including five alumni trustees, two recent alumni trustees and […]

School preps for Inaugural Ball

The University has yet to hear if presidential nominees Barack Obama or John McCain will attend the fifth GW Inaugural Ball, but students can be sure at least one president will be there. University President Steven Knapp will host the dance on the evening of the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20 at the swanky Omni-Shoreham […]

SMHS creates new Va. campus degree

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences announced Friday that they will offer a second undergraduate degree at GW’s Virginia Campus starting next fall. The second-degree bachelor of science nursing program requires students to complete a primary degree before admission. The new major will supplement the department of nursing education that SMHS created in 2005 […]

SMHS addresses recent probation

Following widely reported news last week that an accrediting body had put the School of Medicine and Health Sciences on probation, school officials appeared before the Board of Trustees on Friday to explain the decision and their plans for future improvements. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, an organization recognized by the Department of Education, […]

Alumna aids at-risk women

On Jan. 27, 1992, Octavia thought about putting an end to her life. At 23 years old, her mother had been stabbed repeatedly by her second husband and placed on life support. Octavia was forced to drop out of college, take care of two younger siblings, pay the mortgage and make a living. Nearly two […]

Admissions office not using Facebook or MySpace

Good news for high school Facebook and MySpace users looking to attend GW: The University’s Office of Admissions does not monitor social networking profiles to decide admission into the University, the executive dean for undergraduate admissions said last week. Test preparation company Kaplan, Inc. released results from a study last month that said one in […]

Wall St. turmoil affects alumni

Annie Zhou had a bad first day of work on Monday. The GW alumna was thrilled to start her job at the investment bank Lehman Brothers, but after only several hours she received news that her new company had filed for bankruptcy. A chaotic chain of events on Wall Street this week devastated Lehman Brothers […]

Aid delays plague students

Freshman Amber Hunnicutt was supposed to receive financial aid from the University to help her afford the nation’s highest tuition, but instead she owes GW $20,000 while her paperwork remains unprocessed. “I still don’t have the aid I was promised.” Hunnicutt said. “I called the financial aid office every single day and spent at least […]