Lindsay Corcoran

Curriculum under review by Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate formed a committee Friday to review the undergraduate curriculum at GW. This committee comes out of a resolution passed by the senate in February that said the four-by-four plan should not be adopted at that time, as there was little evidence it would improve academics and cut costs. In a four-by-four model, […]

Study abroad companies scrutinized

Three study abroad programs affiliated with GW are suspected providing unlawful monetary incentives to universities who use their services and are now under investigation by the New York attorney general’s office. The Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University, the Center for Education Abroad at Arcadia University and the Institute for the International Education of […]

Admissions acceptance rate drops

Even before incoming students enter the University, they are setting records for GW. The University accepted a record-low 36 percent of those who applied for undergraduate admission, a statistic administrators say highlights the high caliber of this year’s incoming class. GW’s graduate schools were also more competitive this year. Diane McQuail, the assistant dean of […]

WEB UPDATE: University, group try to make move-out more green

University administrators and student organizations have teamed up to organize Green Move-Out, a month-long series of events aimed at making the move-out process less wasteful and more efficient. Student groups and initiatives centered on environmental awareness formed quickly in this year because increased national discussion about the hazardous effects of global warming. “The idea is […]

Israel’s ambassador to U.S. discusses resolution to violence

Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor said citizens of his country are ready to “make the sacrifice” and accept a two-state solution to the Arab-Israel conflict in a speech to about 100 faculty and students at 1957 E Street Friday. “We are ready to give up terror for peace, to give up hate for hope,” he said. […]

Model U.N., having fun drives student group

Not many student organizations can say that hundreds of teenagers flock to Foggy Bottom to participate in their groups’ annual events. But the International Affairs Society can. While the group sponsors a variety of speaker forums, seminars and outreach activities, the most important events it takes part in every year are Model United Nation forums. […]

Gay Mass. Representative visits GW

Prominent gay congressman Barney Frank spoke about issues ranging from same-sex marriage to the war in Iraq to more than 60 students at Marvin Center. Frank, who was voted funniest congressman in a recent Washingtonian magazine poll, showed his sense of humor while cracking jokes on almost every subject he discussed. Allied in Pride and […]

Relatives of kidnapped Israeli soldiers reminisce at GW Hillel

Many people may have forgotten about the two Israeli soldiers whose capture last summer made a month of headlines and led to the next chapter in the Arab-Israeli conflict. But Monday night at GW Hillel, the families of the two kidnapped soldiers who catapulted Israel and Lebanon into a month-long deadly conflict spoke about their […]

GWTV sees fresh programming under new leadership

GWTV is back on the air with new programming after a fall full of difficulties and a blank screen. Students who tuned into Channel 6 at the beginning of the year saw nothing and for months after that, the only thing airing was the class-produced news magazine show “The Source” on a continuous loop. Now […]

Trader Joe’s declines GWorld

GW announced the addition of nine new partners to the Colonial Cash system, but popular new grocery store Trader Joe’s is not on the list. “Unfortunately, Trader Joe’s has decided not to accept the GWorld card at this time; however, the University will continue to pursue this opportunity from time to time in hopes that […]