Marissa Bialecki

Task force suggests more security

A seven-member task force of University administrators suggested the installation of electronic locking devices and upgrading the fire and intrusion alarm systems as part of the second review of campus safety, mental health and violence prevention at GW. The Committee on Campus Safety and Security made 12 major recommendations, including improving the Office of Parent […]

University paid Trachtenberg more than $700,000

Former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg received more than $700,000 in salary and benefits last year – the second-highest salary in the District and the 42nd-highest of private institutions in the nation for the 2005-2006 fiscal year – according to a Chronicle of Higher Education survey released this month. The Chronicle analysis compiled the salaries […]

GW inaugurates 16th president

In a ceremony full of pomp and prestige, Steven Knapp was inaugurated as GW’s 16th University president Friday. “My job from this day forward will be to do everything in my power, working with all of you, to make (The George Washington University) synonymous with the highest degree of excellence,” Knapp said. Approximately 2,500 attendees […]

SA gives condoms to all

This year freshmen are not the only ones who will be able to snag free condoms in their residence halls. The Student Association is continuing its Condom Campaign by partnering with the Residence Hall Association to distribute condoms and literature on safe sex options. “We recognized the popularity of the program from last year and […]

Clinton aide named counsel

The White House counsel to former President Bill Clinton was appointed as the next University vice president and general counsel Tuesday afternoon. Beth Nolan, a former GW law professor and a current partner at the Crowell & Moring LLP international law firm, will serve as an adviser to University President Steven Knapp and will lead […]

SA Note: SA holds forum to highlight racial and religious intolerance

About 50 students attended a panel discussion Wednesday night about religious and racial tolerance at Marvin Center. The Student Association held the event, titled “Tolerance on our Campus and in our Society,” to address issues of both racial and religious intolerance on campus. The seven-member panel consisted of five students, Director of the Multicultural Student […]

University works to reduce emissions

By The Numbers:Energy Use 145 billion pounds: amount of carbon dioxide produced by D.C. in 2005 225 million pounds: amount of carbon dioxide produced by GW per year for the last five years. 154,674: gallons of oil GW used 5 years ago 123,231: gallons of oil GW used this year A new initiative has GW […]

IFC to hear PIKE rush violation

The Inter-Fraternity Council’s judiciary board decided to further investigate a complaint that the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity initiated contact with potential new members before the sanctioned rush period. The fraternity allegedly passed out free pizza and palm cards outside of Thurston Hall last week, according to several people with direct knowledge of the board’s proceedings. […]

Schools edit deans list

Students will have to hit the books a little harder if they want to get recognized for it this year. Schools within the University have re-evaluated the criteria and have raised the requirements for the dean’s list designation. “The dean’s list was getting huge, in short,” said Paul Duff, associate dean for the Columbian College […]

Greek Brief: Inter-Fraternity Council begins fall recruitment

Men at GW will have the next week and a half to decide if they want to go Greek. The Inter-fraternity Council began its annual fall recruitment Monday and for the remainder of this week and next, individual chapters will host a variety of events until “bids” – formal invitations to join- are given out […]