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Law trust to honor deceased student

The family of a GW Law School student who died last year donated $1 million to help aspiring lawyers from poor nations fulfill their courtroom dreams. The Ben Gupta Endowed Fund for International Legal Education, to be announced this month, will use the funds from the Gupta family to pay tuition for students from developing […]

Students wait to move back into The Dakota after fire

More than 50 students who were displaced Monday after a dryer fire in The Dakota will have to wait until early next week to move back into their rooms. The students were temporarily placed into Amsterdam and Mitchell halls while the University cleans rooms touched by flames or soaked by sprinklers on The Dakota’s bottom […]

Pre-college program to host foreigners

The University is looking to establish a pre-college program to bring foreign students to the Virginia Science and Technology Campus in order to help them brush up on their English and prepare for a potential academic future in the U.S. The program, still in the early planning stages, would launch as the University and colleges […]

Law school pays more graduates to work in dismal job market

The GW Law School is handing out more checks this year to put 95 members of its newly graduated class in paid, full-time legal positions, spending $2 million to $3 million to cushion their fall into the sluggish legal job market. Participation surged by about 19 percent this year for the Pathways to Practice program, […]

Law school to underscore personalized education

When he dialed up new students this summer, Dean Paul Schiff Berman had fewer calls to make due to the smallest incoming GW Law School first-year class in at least a decade. But in each call, he said he wanted to emphasize one thing: The law school will be “less one-size-fits all” and allow for […]

Part-time professors fight for higher wages

Correction appended Part-time professors want the University to pay them as much as their cross-town counterparts. In a May 8 meeting, the adjunct faculty union began negotiating a steep pay hike and better treatment for part-time professors – who represent nearly three-fourths of faculty and teach about half the courses at GW – looking to […]

Writing program to expand student support

The newly announced permanent leader of the University Writing Program will work to tailor its support to non-native English speakers and students with disabilities, with the ultimate goal of crafting GW’s services into a national model. Associate professor of writing and religion Derek Malone-France – whose hire was announced April 24, after he spent two […]

ITF ideas focus on online expansion

The biggest money-making ideas pitched at Tuesday’s Innovation Task Force showcase would expand academic programming to outside groups like federal agencies, national service members, high school students and international students. Out of the dozen proposals introduced in the fourth round of the initiative, an undergraduate online degree program for military members and their families, online […]

Course supports District students with disabilities

Since freshman Zoe Pierce was diagnosed with dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in high school, it’s been a struggle to find teachers and classmates who could empathize with her schoolwork troubles. It wasn’t until she was working with high school students who have learning disabilities in a new special education course at GW that […]