Michelle McKenna

Friends and Neighbors

Students who live on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus may have a hard time imagining a congenial relationship with local residents after years of strained town-gown relations. Battles between students and Foggy Bottom residents’ associations over the New Hall, the health and wellness center and even the Advisory Neighborhood Commission elections have contributed to the tense […]

GW installs computer security measures

GW recently installed security measures to deter students from illegally posting copyrighted software programs on the University’s computer network. The security device, known as a firewall, has been in place for about two weeks to stop file transfer protocol (FTP) servers from posting large amounts of information on Web sites. Postings such as copyrighted software […]

Mount Vernon students endure tough integration

Almost immediately after GW’s 1996 announcement that it would acquire the all-women’s Mount Vernon College, work began on the transition to another GW campus now known as GW at Mount Vernon College. But some Mount Vernon students said the integration has been a painful process. The transition programs were created to ease the problems of […]

Mount Vernon women join `power’ program

Thirty GW freshmen are living at the Mount Vernon campus to participate in a program called Women and Power, as part of a Community Living and Learning Center project. The academic program is similar to other residence-based programs in which participants live together, take classes together, and attend outside seminars and events. According to the […]

Packed house celebrates new year

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman and Student Association President Carrie Potter spoke to a crowd that nearly filled Lisner Auditorium at Tuesday’s Opening Convocation. Last year, Convocation was nearly canceled because of low attendance and sagging interest in the event. Several students who attended this year’s ceremony, which […]

Classes canceled for Convocation

The University canceled all classes between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in an effort to boost sagging attendance at GW’s Opening Convocation, the official beginning of the academic year. The Student Association and the Office of University Special Events decided to cancel classes to encourage students to attend Convocation, a historically under-attended event, officials […]

Tuition hike inequity riles new students and parents

GW freshmen and transfer students will pay $270 more than continuing students for tuition this year – a change that evoked mixed reaction from parents who moved their children into residence halls this weekend. When GW’s Board of Trustees announced the tuition increase six months ago, it instituted two different increases – continuing students would […]

Plans for new hospital boost staff morale

A year ago, GW Hospital was abuzz with talk of the University’s decision to establish a partnership with Universal Health Services Inc., one of the largest hospital management corporations in the country. Employees anxiously awaited news of their futures, and wondered how working conditions might change. They faced concerns about every aspect of work at […]