Michael Boyd

Cigar bars and stores worried about smoking ban

Though the D.C. City Council’s proposed smoking ban would provide exemptions to establishments such as cigar bars and tobacco outlets, most businesses that make their livelihood on smoking are opposed to the ban. Smoking ban legislation, first proposed to the council two years ago, was passed 3-0 Oct. 26 by the council’s Health Committee and […]

College Democrats, College Republicans stay mum on Miers

Against all odds, President Bush seems to have finally found a way to prevent verbal conflict between the GW College Democrats and GW College Republicans: he nominated one of his lawyers to the Supreme Court. Because of the lack of reported information available concerning her judicial philosophy, representatives from both student groups said they have […]

Alumnus leads Katrina relief effort

GW officials have confidence that Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen, the alumnus who has been named the head of the government’s response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Katrina, will be able to effectively lead the relief efforts along the Gulf Coast. Allen relieves former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown, who resigned from […]

National Mall a haven for drunk students

Starting this fall, a new class of students will partake in a GW ritual: walking down to the monuments in the late evening or early morning, sometimes intoxicated. “You just kind of have to do it within your four years,” sophomore Drew Bono said. Sophomore Andrew Springer said the monuments are usually a good choice […]

Alums vie for ownership of Nationals

Four GW alumni are taking part in the process to buy the Washington Nationals baseball team, which will probably be sold by the end of October. GW graduates Bill Collins, who was a player for the Milwaukee Brewers farm organization; Colin Powell, the secretary of state in President George W. Bush’s first administration; Russell W. […]

WEB UPDATE: City ups security in wake of attacks

Posted Thursday, Aug. 4, 12:20 p.m. Students returning to D.C. this fall will notice more police patrols in the Metro system and increased surveillance of trains and buses as a result of the July bombings of the London transit system. The Department of Homeland Security elevated the terror alert level for U.S. mass transit systems […]

Alumnus seen as 2008 presidential contender

Political watchers are speculating that Virginia governor and GW alumnus Mark Warner has ambitions of running for president in the 2008 election after his term concludes in January 2006. Warner, a Democrat who graduated from GW with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1977, is unable to run for another term because of Virginia […]

Goldwater Scholarships allow students to pursue career dreams

After sophomore Amrita Karve’s friend died when she was in middle school, the student knew she wanted to devote her life to healing people. “When my friend died from an aneurysm in eighth grade, I became more religious,” Karve said. “Understanding how people coped with life and death catalyzed my interest in medicine. I wanted […]

Former Republican Rep pushes for social security reform

Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who unsuccessfully ran against incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter in 2004, emphasized the importance of Social Security reform for younger generations at GW Tuesday night. During the speech, hosted by the College Republicans in the Marvin Center, Toomey said workers would receive a greater return on investment into safe, diversified funds […]

University marks namesake’s birthday

The GW community gathered to celebrate the birthday of the nation’s first president – and the University’s namesake – on the Quad Tuesday evening. Students dined on baked potatoes, cake, pea soup and s’mores, and a fife and drum band dressed in Continental Army uniforms served as the evening’s entertainment. The festivities kicked off at […]