Michelle Brown

University continues to save water, electricity

Web Exclusive The latest results of GW’s Eco-Challenge results were released Friday, and residents have set drastic records compared to last year’s energy consumption, University administrators said. So far this year, students have conserved 3.68 million gallons of water and 603,248 kilowatt hours of electricity. At the same time last year, students had saved only […]

Officials outline challenges, hopes for sustainability plan

A panel of top University administrators discussed challenges facing the University’s promise to become carbon neutral at an event Friday morning in the Marvin Center, but members said they remained hopeful they would be able to dramatically reduce emissions. Meghan Chapple-Brown, director of Office of Sustainability, moderated a panel of four high-ranking University officials, and […]

Student Health distributes 1,000 swine flu vaccines

The Student Health Service has exhausted its supply of 1,000 H1N1 vaccines, the director of SHS said Friday. On Wednesday, an Infomail went out informing students that swine flu vaccines had arrived at SHS and that those under the age of 24 could receive the vaccine free of charge. After that announcement, SHS administered 300 […]

Muppets wow Lisner’s young crowd

Local children and families got a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the most beloved Muppets on the popular television show Sesame Street come to life Sunday afternoon, at an event at Lisner Auditorium. Characters Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Zoe, along with puppeteers Kevin Clash, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph and Fran Brill spoke about how they became […]

Professors may switch to Gmail

Despite the student e-mail upgrade to Gmail more than a year ago, professors are still using the antiquated Colonial Mail e-mail system – though some said they’ve found ways to get around the problems the old system poses. The Colonial Mail system – an e-mail system that was phased out of student use before the […]

Campuses to be wireless by November

All three GW campuses – Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and the Virginia Campus – will be completely wireless by the end of October, ending a multi-year process started by Information Systems and Services, a University official said this week. David Steinour, GW’s chief information officer, said the project would be completed this month, albeit behind […]

SEAS celebrates 125 years

Celebrating the school’s 125th anniversary Thursday afternoon, the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science said construction of the proposed Science and Engineering Complex is essential to the program’s continued success. Nearly 100 students and faculty members gathered on the lawn of Tompkins Hall to eat cake and ice cream, participate in trivia […]

GW may combine three residence halls

Three of the University’s oldest residence halls may be combined into one new residence hall, a University administrator confirmed last week. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said on Monday that one part of the University’s 20-year campus plan includes prospective plans to combine the Schenley, Crawford and West End […]

Men’s soccer loses in weekend out west

Though the score of their game may suggest otherwise, the GW men’s soccer team’s trip to No. 11 California this weekend was still beneficial in senior Andy Stadler’s eyes. “Cal is 11th in the nation,” Stadler said of the Golden Bears team that beat the Colonials 4-0 Friday in the 13th annual Cal Legacy Classic […]