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GW not ranked in Princeton Review’s green guide

Despite an increased emphasis on sustainability and the creation of an Office of Sustainability last fall, GW was not listed in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges released April 20. The guide acknowledges colleges that boast green features, such as buildings certified as environmentally friendly, carbon emission reducing plans and green parks – […]

University unveils climate plan cornerstones

University administrators unveiled the proposed cornerstones of GW’s Climate Action Plan – which include a sustainability fund that provides a revolving source of funds for sustainable projects, and solar-powered water heaters – at an Earth Day celebration Thursday morning. At the celebration – which took place at the newly opened green plaza behind Guthridge Hall […]

GW climate plan stays on schedule

Correction appended The Office of Sustainability and Climate Action Plan implementation teams are on schedule to complete the promised road map to make GW carbon neutral by its deadline of May 15, a University administrator said this week. Sophie Waskow, the stakeholder engagement coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, said an overview of the plan […]

University cancels Wednesday classes before Thanksgiving

A University official confirmed last week that no classes will be held on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving during the fall of 2010. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said classes the day before Thanksgiving will not be held this year, but said she did not know specifically why the decision was made. The announcement was a long […]

Study finds Obama’s transparency efforts fall short

GW’s National Security Archive released a study last week that showed President Obama’s administration may not be as transparent as it had pledged to be, but the archive’s director said this week that the study was misrepresented by members of the news media. Archive Director Tom Blanton conducted an audit of how many documents were […]

Groups seek to ‘green’ J Street

Green GW, the Food Justice Alliance and the Office of Sustainability are working together with Sodexo to come up with ways to improve the company’s sustainability practices, a student leader said last week. Though the groups are still in the early planning stages, they have already begun to research alternatives to Styrofoam for plates and […]

Groups petition for solar panels

Students and organizations across campus are banding together to form a petition to support the installation of solar panels on the roofs of the Marvin Center, Funger and Duques halls, the president of Green GW said this week. Sophie Waskow, a spokeswoman for the Office of Sustainability, said her office is on board with the […]

Graduate student publishes novel about life in Saudi Arabia

Web exclusive One GW graduate student has already done what many professionals only dream about doing. Tariq Al Haydar is a published author. The PhD candidate, originally from Saudi Arabia, published “Hallat al Abeed” last year – which in English translates to “The District of Slaves.” The novel – not yet translated to English – […]

Staffer hired, climate plan progresses

GW’s Office of Sustainability has teamed up with students, administrators and staff to draft the University’s Climate Action Plan and has hired a new staff member to keep the plan on deadline, a University administrator said this week. Meghan Chapple-Brown, director of the Office of Sustainability, said teams of GW students, administrators and staff have […]

Students celebrate MLK Day with service

The scene in the halls of Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School was one of organized chaos Monday, as more than 500 GW students, faculty and staff picked up paintbrushes to help refurbish the run-down school in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest D.C. Monday’s event was the biggest Martin Luther King Day of Service in GW […]