Molly Curtis

Pell Grants could face cuts

Pell Grants, one of the most important federal funding programs for higher education, may face a budget shortfall of more than $6 billion next year, the White House announced late last month – making the Department of Education the latest victim of the current economic crisis. The program, which affects nearly 1,000 students at GW, […]

Library to house famous spy files

The U.S. government executed infamous American spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1953 for leaking information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. Now, some of the long-awaited secrets from their trial will be released and housed at Gelman Library’s National Security Archives. A U.S. district judge in New York ordered the federal government […]

U.S. Institute of Peace to open near campus

One of the last available spots along Constitution Avenue will be the new home of the multi-million dollar headquarters for the United States Institute of Peace. The USIP building, which is funded by $100 million from Congress and $85 million from private sources, is set for completion in 2010. The institute is a nonpartisan, federally […]

Staying safe on campus

GW may be considered one of the safest places in the District, but sexual crimes can happen at any time, especially since college-aged women are four times more likely to be sexually assaulted. Fifteen forcible rapes have occurred on campus since 2005, according to University Police Department records. There were 20 sexual assault cases reported […]

Court hears gun ban case

A landmark Second Amendment case argued before the Supreme Court last week could potentially nullify a 32-year-old District law and affect gun ownership throughout the country. District of Columbia v. Heller will determine if D.C.’s ban on handguns is an infringement on citizens’ “right to keep and bear arms.” The justices must decide if the […]

Knapp speaks to Masons, but steers clear of membership

Web Update Saturday, March 15, 6:10 p.m. University President Steven Knapp made his first official appearance at a Freemason event Friday, but left little clues as to whether he would join the historic brotherhood like many of his predecessors at GW. Knapp praised the relationship between Freemasonry and the University at a luncheon held in […]

GW Brief: University offers free tickets to GW game at Nationals Park

The University will give out 200 free student tickets to see the GW men’s baseball team play the inaugural game in the brand-new Nationals Park. The Washington Nationals provided GW with 1,500 tickets to the game against Saint Joseph’s University on March 22. The remaining tickets will be allocated to parents of players, donors and […]

Nader re-emerges as a candidate

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader justified his fifth-straight bid for the presidency by saying he will bring attention to issues not considered by major party candidates, during his campaign’s first rally held Thursday at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Earlier Thursday, the 74-year-old consumer advocate announced his running mate, Matt Gonzalez, a civil rights […]

Nader defends candidacy at Elliott School

Web Update Friday, Feb. 29, 12:50 p.m. Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader justified his fifth-straight bid for the presidency by saying he will bring attention to issues not considered by major party candidates, during his campaign’s first rally held Thursday at the Elliott School. Earlier Thursday, the 74-year-old consumer advocate announced his running mate Matt […]

Knapp says high tuition is necessary

University President Steven Knapp defended GW’s high cost in front of a televised panel Wednesday, explaining that it takes a lot of money to operate a rapidly growing institution while also improving national rankings. The forum held yesterday in Jack Morton Auditorium was broadcast live on C-SPAN, and included college administrators, public policy experts and […]