Natalie Gontcharova

ISS works to eliminate spam

The University is set to implement a spam filter by the end of next week to help decrease the amount of unwanted e-mail students receive on their GW accounts. The filter will analyze incoming e-mails and, if identified as spam, place them into a special folder where the user can either delete them manually, or […]

Film receives Emmy bid

GW’s Documentary Center received television’s highest honor in July with a Best Director Emmy nomination for its founder, Nina Gilden Seavey. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will announce whether the film is the winner of the Best Director for a news feature or documentary at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 13. Seavey’s […]

GW to keep free newspaper program

Despite campus-wide budget cuts, the University will continue to provide free newspapers to students in residence halls this fall, though GW may reduce circulation of the papers. The GW Reads program, which stocks residence halls with free daily copies of The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, was one of several programs […]

Alum runs for House seat

Lisa Marie Cheney, a GW alumnae and the Republican candidate for Congress in the 8th District of Virginia, said the diversity of her education led her into politics. Cheney, who completed her undergraduate work at GW in 1988, received 66 percent of the vote in the Republican primary. In the November general election, she will […]

University invests in grad life

GW is working to create an Office of Grad Life to serve graduate students’ non-academic needs. The office, which is in its initial stages, will sponsor social events to create a cohesive environment for graduate students. A Web site, which was launched earlier this semester, also addresses graduate students’ questions about various aspects of campus […]

SMPA task force looks to cut EMDA major

A School of Media and Public Affairs report released last week recommended phasing out the electronic media major and offering only two majors – either political communication or journalism and mass media with various concentrations. An implementation committee, consisting of nine faculty members and professionals, will consider whether to use suggestions made by a task […]

Grads to retain e-mail forwarding

Officials said the University’s e-mail system is experiencing fewer problems since terminating alumni accounts in June. GW decided last year to close all alumni accounts June 2 because many filled e-mail boxes on the server made it difficult to recover the system when there was an outage. Last year’s graduating class will have until this […]

Wellness Center offers more exercise classes

Students have more variety in exercise instruction this semester since the Health and Wellness Center added more classes and teachers. Officials said they are accommodating a growing interest in fitness classes. Andre Julien, assistant athletic director of Health and Wellness and Recreation Programs, said about 550 to 600 people bought passes last semester, about 150 […]

Deans consider adding joint law degree

The University may offer a six-year combined undergraduate and law degree as early as fall 2005, officials said. Deans of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the GW Law School are developing a program that would allow students to directly enroll in the University as undergraduates and stay to earn their juris doctor […]

Task force to evaluate SMPA

A task force is assessing strengths and weaknesses of the School of Media and Public Affairs until December in an effort to improve the school and University-wide academics. The effort is part of GW’s continued plan to “achieve our goal to move the University into the group of top-tier institutions,” said Donald Lehman, executive vice […]