Lizz Chernow

GW plans for 2,400 freshmen

While GW became more selective this year, officials said they plan to enroll the second largest freshman class in University history. The University accepted 38 percent of applicants this year, down from 40 percent last year, but plans to enroll 2,400 freshmen next year after months of professing a goal of 2,250. “As the budget […]

Study abroad list finalized

GW officials have finalized a list of 211 GW-affiliated options for next year, after deciding earlier this year to stop accepting credit from more than 5,000 unaffiliated programs. Students wishing to study abroad will be required to use one of the affiliated programs but are able to use a strict petition process to apply to […]

UVA dean offers tips on becoming a doctor

The University of Virginia’s Medical School assistant dean spoke to a group of 20 students Friday afternoon about the benefits of pursuing a career in the field of medicine. Hosted by the Minority Association of pre-health students and the American Medical Students association, Moses Woode’s lecture focused on the “keys to the M.D. promised land.” […]

Union talks divide TA’s, adjuncts

Talk of unionization among adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants has sparked discussion about working conditions for part-time professors on campus. Part-time professors make up about 64 percent of faculty, according to the GW Office of Institutional Research. In fall 2001 there were 2,725 part-time faculty members out of 4,233 professors. There are currently about […]

TAs discuss unionization

Adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants are discussing possible unionization plans despite strong objection from the University. Plans for unionization with the United Auto Workers to increase bargaining power have received mixed reaction from TAs. Unionization efforts by graduate teachers and adjunct professors have been sporadic for more than two years, University officials said. According […]

University e-mail review policy concerns students

Webmail security features allowing University officials to copy and read all e-mails on the server are causing a debate about student and faculty privacy. E-mails on the server are backed up by the University system, said Ron Bonig, executive director of Operations for Information Systems and Services. He said this is so student and faculty […]

Market strenghtens GW, community relations

Students and local residents said the GW Farmers Market on Kogan Plaza could be a beginning to much-needed improvements in the area’s town-gown relationships. Senior Josh Singer, who spearheaded the project, called the second market, held last week, successful. As the Farmers Market Association’s slogan, “building community through food,” suggests, organizers of the GW Farmers […]

Class examines Georgetown tourism

A class of GW students are applying what they learned in Foggy Bottom and working to make Georgetown a tourism hot spot. The goal of the three-credit class, Travel Marketing Communications, is to look at the community of Georgetown and develop ideas and plans for how to sell the neighborhood as a “destination within a […]