Mira Katz

Israeli Ambassador addresses students, GA

Former United States Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk told students Monday night Israel only has three options in its struggle with Palestinians – all of which have bad consequences. Indyk spoke at the GW Hillel to about 60 GW students and 130 Canadian students, including members of the General Assembly – the largest gathering of […]

Joy Ride makes trip into film noir

A character-driven thriller that combines the right proportions of taut angst and comic relief thanks to the direction of John Dahl, Joy Ride is a nicely acted serving of classic film noir. Writers Clay Tarver and J.J. Abrams fashion a clever variant on the vintage 1971 Steven Spielberg TV movie Duel, although steering clear of […]

SSDP again gains national recognition

GW’s chapter of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy has captured national attention for the third time in the recent college edition of Rolling Stone. The GW group formed three years ago to take on the national organization’s campaign for “providing education on the harms caused by the War on Drugs,” according to the SSDP’s […]

Demonstrators shift focus of D.C. protests to anti-war

Protest organizations traveled to D.C. this weekend with a new purpose than originally planned: speak out against war. Several groups shifted their messages from anti-capitalist to anti-war after the International Monetary Fund and World Bank postponed meetings scheduled for Saturday and Sunday because of security concerns surrounding the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks on America. The […]

World Back/IMF postpone meetings, look ahead to 2002

By Mira Katz U-WIRE Washington Bureau Posted 4:15 p.m. Sept. 28 The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) will not hold their annual meetings this weekend in Washington, a move that could cut in half the number of demonstrators expected to attend. Police officials now estimate up to 10,000 demonstrators could visit the […]

GW hosts ‘Crossfire’ for third time

CNN’s “Crossfire” will broadcast live from the Jack Morton Auditorium in the Media and Public Affairs building Sept. 17-21, but the format of the traditionally biting political debate show will be transformed into a town-hall meeting to discuss Tuesday’s tragic events. “Crossfire” Executive Producer Chris Guarino said the shows will begin at 7 p.m. instead […]

Wellness Center opens

GW officially introduced its new Health and Wellness Center to the student community Wednesday with a non-traditional cutting of a basketball net in place of the usual ribbon, and an offer of a free membership for President George W. Bush. The opening drew praise from eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney, who called the facility “the […]

Jeepers Creepers goes back to the B-movie basics

Urban legends have the potential to make truly terrifying movies. Such films have in past decades made countless people afraid to go out in the dark, pick up a telephone or even take a walk in the woods. Horror film Jeepers Creepers (MGM) does not instill terror in its viewers as much as pure disgust. […]

Students study business in Paris

Nineteen students and three School of Business and Public Management faculty members will travel to Paris this fall to initiate a new GW study abroad program. The new GW Paris Study center allows juniors to take 15 credits of required, pre-selected courses at a university in Paris. Three of the courses will be taught by […]

Gelman offers unique research

Many students look affectionately at the Melvin Gelman Library as a favorite study spot or simply browse the nearly 2 million books while hurriedly writing papers. But beyond the comfortable chairs of the sixth-floor stacks, the library has some unique research opportunities to offer students, faculty and staff. The library houses two collections of original […]