Leah Carliner

Mount Vernon shares sheep

Sunday night was the first time George and Noel had ever spent the night together. On Monday at sunrise the two, who rarely saw each other around the 500-acre estate, hopped in a red Ford pickup truck and left their friends, family and Virginia home behind. They were leaving the Mount Vernon they had come […]

Getting a smart start: Top breakfast restaurants

For an escape from campus and a low – pressure family meal, try some of these top D.C. breakfast restaurants. The locations may be a little farther than some of the on-campus options, but the menu selections will be well worth the trip. Whether it’s an authentic cup of tea or a plate of pecan […]

Foggy Bottom cleaners clean up to avoid lawsuits

Junior Lindsay Brook said she does get her clothes dry cleaned often, but she knows she would never sue the dry cleaners on E Street or Pennsylvania Avenue that she frequents. “I’m not a huge fan of lawsuits in general,” said Brook, a political science major who is considering a future at law school. But […]

Video Valentines: GW couples use webcams to keep in touch

For junior Emily Metz, keeping in touch with her long-distance boyfriend is as easy as minimizing her Microsoft Word document and maximizing his live feed from New York. Metz and boyfriend Josh Meredith use a Web camera to keep in touch. It’s a real-time camera that allows you to send a video of yourself to […]

No jitters for these freshmen

Freshman Serena Wong knows exactly which professor she’ll take for biology: Professor Hartmut Dobel. Not because of RateMyProfessor.com and not because of recommendations from older students. Wong knows which biology professor is best for her because she has already had him as a teacher at GW for introduction to biology. Wong, a recent graduate of […]

Freshmen’s first friends

Emily Karrs always wanted to give advice to the freshman class, but she wanted an outlet where she didn’t have to be a disciplinarian as well. When GW Housing Programs created the house proctor program, she knew it was right for her. Last school year Karrs spent her senior year living on the ninth floor […]

University Diversity: How GW’s stats compare to other schools

Click to see a slideshow of GW students. Four years ago, James Zarsadiaz was involved in student government, yearbook and community service in his high school in California. Now a junior at GW, Zarsadiaz lists the following activities under his Facebook profile: Asian Student Alliance, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Philippine […]

Knapp to make Alumni relations top priority

When Steven Knapp takes his seat as University president Aug. 1, alumni relations will be on the top of his to-do list. Knapp, provost of Johns Hopkins University, was announced as Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s successor to the University’s top position last week. He has said that strengthening ties with alumni is one of his goals. […]

An apple a day: GW’s nutritionist bares all

Chocolate milk is the power drink of choice for Kim Croteau, the nutrition counselor at GW’s Lerner Health and Wellness Center. “I have this thing for bone density,” said Croteau, referring to the reason she said she always talks about calcium. Croteau, 24, is currently getting her master’s degree in exercise science at GW with […]

Saving some from slavery

Jennifer Munoz doesn’t need someone to tell her that human trafficking is a global problem that can happen in the United States. To Munoz, it hits home. Two months ago a 35-year-old football coach was indicted for pimping a 14-year-old girl at a Bowie, Md., high school, just 20 minutes from the high school where […]