Megan Buerger

Grocery owner still in the dark about October armed robbery

Meseret Bekele, owner of the Foggy Bottom Grocery on F Street, said she goes to work every day in fear of being robbed again. A man with a gun entered the grocery on Oct. 10 and stole more than $500 after forcing Bekele at gunpoint to the basement, where the store’s safe was kept, according […]

Religious rockers hit campus

A Christian rock band delivered a faith-based message to a group of religious GW students in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Monday night. The Gathering, a D.C.-area band, performed as part of an event by the GW Christian group Word Up!, which works to raise awareness about Christianity and engage students in the faith. “I […]

Sudanese refugee will attend GW

In the second Sudanese civil war Joseph De Mabior Deng, lost his family and found himself among 4 million other displaced refugees. This fall Makwei will enroll as a freshman at GW. He is a recipient of the University’s first Banaa scholarship, a full scholarship awarded to an individual who has experienced war in Sudan. […]

More Blackboard classes offered

Most GW students use Blackboard to check grades and maybe even download occasional files posted by teachers. But with the emergence of GW’s “hybrid” courses – taught half in the classroom, half on Blackboard – students can now go to class by logging onto Blackboard in their bedrooms. In the past two years, GW has […]

Beds cheaper for some freshmen

The least-expensive rooms on campus next fall will cost about $6,500, a decrease of $1,500 from the current cost of the cheapest rooms, the University announced this month. The decrease in housing costs is part of University President Steven Knapp’s plan to make GW more affordable for the incoming freshman class. Initially, only students receiving […]

University to alter room capacity

The University will alter room capacity in Fulbright, City Hall and Francis Scott Key in response to student feedback about on-campus housing options. Rooms in Fulbright and City Hall will have smaller capacities in fall 2008, and Francis Scott Key will hold juniors, said Seth Weinshel, GW Housing Program’s director of assignments. “We listen to […]

Professor finds that parasites infect urban poor

Public health officials largely overlook the scope of parasitic infections among poor Americans, according to research by a GW professor. Peter J. Hotez, chair of the department of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine at GW, said parasites are a recognized issue in Latin America, Africa and Asia, but that many individuals do not realize what […]

Study discovers ‘poli-fluentials’

This month, GW’s Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet released a new study that looked at the characteristics of the political junkies who will play an outsized role in the 2008 presidential and congressional elections. “Poli-Fluentials: The New Political Kingmakers” sheds light on an increasingly large group of voters who identify themselves as online […]

WEB EXTRA: AIDS event draws crowd

America’s global AIDS coordinator said while much progress has been made on slowing down the international epidemic, much more needs to be done. Ambassador Mark R. Dybul, appointed by President George Bush, spoke to about 100 students from GW, Georgetown and Howard universities in Marvin Center’s Continental Ballroom about Bush’s emergency plan for AIDS relief. […]

Young Alumni Network kicks off

A new program launched last week is making a push to keep young alumni involved at GW. Last Wednesday, about 200 people attended the kickoff event for the Young Alumni Network, sponsored by GW’s Alumni Association. The initiative plans to inform recent alumni in D.C. and surrounding areas about how they can continue to be […]