Lianna Havel

At relay, senior reflects on diagnosis

If her doctors’ diagnosis is correct, Saturday was Alexa Lee’s last Relay for Life. The senior, diagnosed last year with inoperable tumors in both her kidneys, learned in December she has six months to live. Lee has captained a Relay for Life team for seven straight years, but this is her first time doing it […]

Fifteen honorees recognized for University service

Nominees for the 10th annual Service Excellence Celebration gathered Tuesday to honor the University’s most outstanding service commitments this year. Fifteen winners, including individuals, departments and programs, were selected from more than 600 nominees. “In all, it was an auspicious pool in terms of quantity and quality, which was fitting for the 10th year of […]

Campus comes together to remember 9/11 victims

As the sun faded on Foggy Bottom, members of the GW community illuminated University Yard during the largest Sept. 11 candlelight vigil on campus since the attack’s first anniversary. More than 1,000 students, faculty and community members commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to estimates from a University spokesperson. The crowd […]

Knapp selects seven for prestigious presidential fellowship

Seven graduating seniors have been selected as the newest batch of Presidential Administrative Fellows – student leaders who receive free graduate school tuition in exchange for working for the University. The 22nd class of fellows include Elizabeth Barnett, Paul Biba, Jordan Chaffin, Jessi Mann, Rob Maxim, Eric Thibault and Taylor Tibbetts. Founded in 1989 by […]

University delays 4-RIDE automation

The University is extending its deadline to automate 4-RIDE vans past this semester because a trial run of the system is in the works. Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Darrell Darnell – who is spearheading the project – said he does not have a time frame for finalizing a contract to automate […]

National Cherry Blossom Festival begins Saturday

The National Cherry Blossom Festival begins Saturday, kicking off spring by celebrating the blossoming trees that draw more than 1 million visitors to the District annually. The 16-day event, a tradition that spans nearly a century, marks Japan’s 1912 donation of more than 3,000 cherry trees to the District. The trees are planted along the […]

Study shows School Without Walls third highest in funding

The School Without Walls receives the third highest amount of funding per student for D.C. public high schools, a recent analysis of projected school budgets shows. The study – by the Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators – found the District funds $10,257 per student at SWW. The Duke Ellington School of the […]

University finalizing 4-RIDE automation

Obtaining a 4-RIDE may become easier in the coming months, as the University works to finalize a contract to automate the shuttle service. The automated service will allow students to request rides online or through a PDA – in addition to calling in. Those who request a ride will also receive text message notifications with […]