Madeleine O'Connor

Professors call laptops a class distraction

Latecomers, dozers and loud-whispers have always plagued college classrooms. But the ability to access Facebook, e-mail, games, and the Internet on a BlackBerry, laptop, or iPhone is a new frontier of distraction – and some professors are trying to do something about it. Several professors agree more students are using laptops in class and more […]

University tuition increase lower than average for similar schools

Web Exclusive GW’s cost of attendance increased 2.8 percent over the past year, compared to a 4.3 percent average jump among private, nonprofit universities, according to a study released last week. The study, conducted by the College Board, totals GW’s cost at $51,775, including tuition, fees, room and board. Last year, GW’s price clocked in […]

SA senator wants to reform Virginia shuttle

When Student Association Sen. Schwetha Shekar, a first-year graduate student, heard about classmates who had to stay overnight on the Virginia campus because they’d missed the shuttle back to Foggy Bottom, she decided it was something she could fix in her role as an SA senator. Shekar brought the issue to the SA Student Life […]

Ousted Honduran president recounts removal at ESIA

Ousted President of Honduras Jose Manuel Zelaya described being abducted in his pajamas in June and accused his home country’s interim government of violating citizens rights at the Elliott School on Wednesday morning. Zelaya spoke to a lecture hall full of ambassadors, Honduran government officials, students and members of the media in Spanish. He gave […]

GW welcomes students back to campus

With the help of 1,200 student and staff volunteers, including University President Steven Knapp and his wife, the University welcomed 7,400 students to GW residence halls on Saturday. Seth Weinshel, director of GW Housing Programs, said this year’s volunteer staff was the largest yet. “As freshmen see that there is help, as they become sophomores […]

Cabinet members work long hours to prepare for CI

Incoming freshmen may not remember how to find the Marvin Center by the time school starts on Aug. 31, but the performances, advice, and inescapable cheeriness Colonial Cabinet members give at Colonial Inauguration are often unforgettable. There is no typical day for a Colonial Cabinet member, but each day is long; members must sometimes be […]

GW Hospital launches new program for cancer patients

While some patients are cured of cancer with just a few months of treatment, a new program at the GW Hospital plans to make fighting cancer a continual process. This fall, GW Hospital will launch the new Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy. With support from Pfizer and the Pfizer Foundation, […]

MBA certificate stresses ethics

The School of Business has become the first school in the country to offer a graduate-level Certificate in Responsible Management, modeled after the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education. Announced to business school students last week, the program already has four participants committed so far. The certificate program, which was a brainchild of a […]

Peace Jam concert rocks Lisner

A student organization raised $20,000 for Invisible Children Inc. at Peace Jam ’09, a benefit concert featuring bands, dance teams and spoken word artists Saturday in Lisner Auditorium. Ahimsa, the host of the event, is a student organization that promotes peace and nonviolence through the principles of the Indian religion of Jainism. From the word […]

University ramps up support for veterans on campus

The University announced last week that it has enrolled in the government-sponsored Yellow Ribbon Program as part of a greater effort to provide assistance to veterans on campus. A product of the new GI Bill passed last year, the Yellow Ribbon Program is a voluntary agreement in which the U.S. Veterans Administration will match any […]