Michael Boyd

Tuition dollars fund expansion

As the University embarks on some of the most expensive building projects in its history, it is increasingly reliant on tuition dollars to fund that expansion – something University President Steven Knapp said he would like to alleviate. Last year tuition represented 56 percent of the total operating budget, almost 20 percent higher than other […]

Lower class has higher rates of cancer

Harold Freeman, a prominent expert on health disparities, spoke to more than 100 students and faculty about the socioeconomic divide in medical care at a School of Public Health Grand Rounds lecture. The Grand Rounds are regularly scheduled lectures hosted by departments for their graduate students. Some, like the Department of Medicine, hold weekly events. […]

FTC hosts technology seminar in Lisner

Security was the focus of a Federal Trade Commission technology seminar in Lisner Auditorium that hundreds of businesspeople, government officials and consumers attended. More than 700 people attended the opening session of “Protecting Consumers in The Next Tech-ade” Monday morning, an event that takes place every 10 years. The first national technology seminar was held […]

Neighbors co-host party

Nearly 2,000 people attended the fourth annual neighborhood West End/Foggy Bottom Block Party Sunday in the I Street Mall, organizers said. This year almost 100 vendors reserved booths for the event including businesses in Foggy Bottom, University departments and community groups. GW funded the event, and FRIENDS, a group of Foggy Bottom/West End community members […]

Grocery may get GWorld

The Trader Joe’s specialty grocery store that opened this month near the Foggy Bottom campus may be accepting Colonial Cash, according to Nancy Haaga, director of Campus Support Services. Many students have walked to the 2425 L St. store in the past two weeks since District Market downsized into a convenience store this fall. “We […]

The long road to getting GWorld

With 15 food venues under review for becoming Colonial Cash partners, it may be a while before anyone can swipe their GWorld at Trader Joe’s, among other places. University officials say the process to joining the approximately four-dozen D.C. restaurants and food-providers accepting Colonial Cash can be a long one. Ken Pimentel, director of the […]

Campus housing sees changes

Incoming freshmen will have to become familiar with a very different housing department at GW. While this fall marks the debut of the Potomac House, a new 379-bed freshman residence hall, it is just one of many changes to campus housing this summer. The GW Housing Programs, formerly called the Community Living and Learning Center, […]

WEB EXTRA: Horowitz, Churchill debate politics in the classroom

University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill said teachers should be allowed to interpret and express political views in the classroom, while conservative author David Horowitz said teachers should not at a hot-tempered debate held on campus Thursday night. The debate, sponsored by the conservative organization the Young American’s Foundation and the GW College Republicans, was […]

Students march to Georgetown in support of GU-GW matchup

Their message was loud and clear: we want Georgetown. Their reception by Georgetown University students was just as clear: go home. On Saturday afternoon about 15 GW students gathered in Kogan Plaza and marched down M Street to the gates of Georgetown’s campus to show support for an annual GW versus Georgetown men’s basketball game. […]

Developer buys Allen Lee

Despite being sold in November, the Allen Lee Hotel on 23rd and F streets will continue to operate as it has for the past 100 years until late 2008. At the end of last year, the quirky, run-down and relatively inexpensive hotel was sold to Abdo Development, a prominent D.C. construction and development company, for […]