Mica Schneider

United Nations debuts at GW

United Nations representatives assembled in Funger Hall Friday for a three-day conference. But these members wore awkward-looking suits and few spoke the language of the countries they represented. Was it a sign of a disintegrating U.N.? Just the opposite. GW’s International Affairs Society and Elliott School of International Affairs hosted their first Washington Area Model […]

GW’s new garden is coming up roses

Gregory Creek has nurtured the 900 rose bushes at GW for two and a half years. He prunes them. He mulches them. He waters them. But this month he is comforting them. In March, 400 of his fragrant bushes were uprooted from the rose gardens behind Lisner Auditorium, and Monroe and Government halls, to be […]

Summit to protest death sentence

A half-dozen Campaign to End the Death Penalty members plan to organize an April 10 student summit at GW to rally support for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who faces a death sentence in Pennsylvania this year for the 1981 murder of a police officer. Junior Barak Epstein, who is an organizer of the event, said he wants […]

Crowded classes breeds scheduling difficulties

Helen Stetter’s e-mail inbox has been flooded with more than 300 messages relaying complaints from professors who are frustrated with the size, layout or location of their classrooms this semester. Stetter, a GW scheduling officer who retired Friday, has been wading through the requests all semester. The process became more problematic for the spring semester […]

Sign class petitions for credit

GW students enrolled in American Sign Language courses are asking the University to listen – they want foreign language credit for their work. About 100 students in ASL classes are collecting signatures to accompany a formal request they plan to make in January to the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences that their classes be […]

GW professor analyzes Glenn’s space mission

GW Professor John Logsdon, director of the Space Policy Institute and Center for International Science and Technology Policy, took to the airwaves this week to explain to viewers in America and Europe the significance of the space shuttle Discovery’s research mission. Logsdon said astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) got the public to pay […]

Madness sets in at Smith Center

Smith Center bleachers rocked under the weight of more than 1,500 GW students Friday night, as Colonials fans celebrated the opening of the 1998-’99 basketball season. For the first time in eight years, GW held Midnight Madness, a celebration of the first hours college basketball teams are allowed to practice under NCAA rules. It was […]

Cancer march attracts GW volunteers

At the Lincoln Memorial Friday night, Rachel Rosenblum stood amid the crowd of cancer survivors, some with bandanna-covered heads, some in wheelchairs. The GW senior had a pink ribbon pinned to her chest. She had come to the candlelight vigil on the monument’s steps to gather information for her mother, who recently was diagnosed with […]

Spirit of cancer march unites thousands

Thousands of cancer survivors and activists shouted “no more cancer” on the National Mall Saturday, in an effort to focus the nation’s attention on the fight against cancer and away from the “soap operas in the White House,” said Rev. Jesse Jackson. From speakers to victims, the message of the day was clear – cancer […]

High schoolers see past `Walls’

As resumes and cover letters from GW students stream into the offices of prospective employers around town this year, applications from School Without Walls students competing for the same coveted internships and jobs are making their way to D.C. employers. Under the mentorship of Juliette Smith, a new faculty member at the D.C. public high […]