Marissa Levy

Virginia transportation institute on hold indefinitely

Construction of the Transportation Research Institute is cancelled indefinitely, and University officials said it is doubtful if the federally funded automotive safety center on the Virginia Campus will ever be built. University officials halted plans for construction of the highway safety research facility in August when Nabih Bedewi, the director of the Virginia Campus’ National […]

Survivors: Students barely escape tsunami

While most of the GW community watched the events of the Southeast Asian tsunami unfold from the safety of their living rooms, three students spent Dec. 26 running from the giant wave. Sophomores Zeke Williams, Laraine Hsu and Nat Kampanatsanyakorn were vacationing in Krabi, Thailand, during winter break when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake underneath the […]

Where have all the student protestors gone?

In an unusually quiet fall semester, student protests visibly declined despite high-profile national events and University labor struggles. GW’s Progressive Student Union, a group that fights for human rights and fair trade, has been an active presence on campus in recent years, protesting University policy on issues such as adjunct professor unionization and working conditions […]

SJT highest paid president in D.C.

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was the highest paid university president in the D.C. area in 2003, with a compensation of $641,364, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. A report released by the college and university research newspaper last week said Trachtenberg was one of just 12 other private university executives nationwide who earned […]

University to conduct fewer health inspections

Dormitories will get fewer health and safety inspections this year after Residential Property Management took responsibility for the examinations from the Community Living and Learning Center. The inspections, which were conducted by CLLC until this year, were previously made twice a semester by a building’s Community Facilitator to make sure students are not violating their […]

Fixit service draws complaints

It was a crisp, misty fall afternoon for most GW students on Saturday, Oct. 16, but it was raining hard inside the room of one Ivory Tower resident. Senior Kristen Loke said she called the Critical Call Center early Saturday morning to report a small leak from the light fixture in her bathroom ceiling. At […]

Jews for Jesus riles campus groups

Jews for Jesus, which just finished a month-long evangelical campaign, is facing objections from some on-campus religious groups. The independent religious organization, which says that Jews can maintain their religious identity while still believing in Jesus as the messiah, began operation “Behold Your God” in D.C. in mid-August. While reaching out to the District area’s […]

University names new trustees

Five new GW Board of Trustees members, who were appointed by the group in June, will begin their positions under the leadership of re-elected chairman Charles Manatt. Manatt, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was chosen for a three-year term during the board’s election this summer. […]

GW to host inaugural ball

The University is getting ready to party this January, when it will host its fourth consecutive inaugural ball to celebrate the winner of the 2004 presidential election. Preparations are already being made for the event, which will be held off campus for a second time at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in D.C., GW’s “Unofficial Youth […]