Nicole Gulotta

Housing looks to clear wait list

More than 150 students remain on the wait list for 2010-2011 on-campus housing, but the University expects to clear the wait list by the end of the semester, the director of GW Housing Programs said Friday. Nineteen of the 159 students on the wait list are sophomores who are required by D.C. zoning laws to […]

Lifton names Gelman renovations a top goal

Student Association President-elect Jason Lifton declared improving Gelman Library his first priority and pledged to work with students, the Washington Research Library Consortium and University administrators to improve the aging and often overcrowded building. Lifton said he plans to work with Ryan Last, founder of the Facebook fan page “Get Gelman Going,” which has gathered […]

Business school sees rankings bump

Correction appended GW’s School of Business jumped 14 spaces in this year’s BusinessWeek magazine rankings to No. 51 in the nation, the University announced last week. The overall ranking is based on student satisfaction surveys, post-graduation achievements and general academic quality. GW was also given an academic quality ranking of No. 23 based on average […]

‘Get Gelman Going’ group seeks library renovations

Correction appended At some point in many students’ careers, he or she looks up from a pile of overzealously highlighted textbooks, crumpled stacks of loose leaf, and haphazardly strewn empty Starbucks cups and realizes he or she has been holed up in Gelman Library for the better part of a week. But even with the […]

Despite low voter turnout, org pushes class spirit

Chances are that as you stacked pancakes onto your plate at Midnight Breakfast or watched your favorite dance groups battle it out in the Lisner Auditorium, you didn’t give much thought to the student organization that put it all together. Class Council, an organization founded eight years ago with the focus of drumming up class […]

Kalb interviews ’60 Minutes’ bigwigs

What goes on behind the iconic, steadily clicking clock of “60 Minutes”? Around 500 alumni, students and members of the National Press Club found out Monday night at a taping of the Kalb Report. Host and veteran journalist Marvin Kalb interviewed CBS News’ “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl and executive producer Jeffrey Fager on the […]

Ceremony dedicates renamed dorm

Older students trying to find “New Hall” on a map may be a little confused, now that the building has been officially dedicated in a ceremony as Philip S. Amsterdam Hall. Students, alumni, University President Steven Knapp, former President Steven Joel Trachtenberg, and several members of the Board of Trustees gathered Saturday in the lobby […]

New events highlight Welcome Week

The Student Activities Center has come up with a way to make the transition from beach bags to backpacks a bit easier. Welcome Week, which started on Saturday and ends Sept. 7, features a multitude of events designed to build a sense of community and ensure the school year gets off to an enjoyable start, […]

Colonial Challenge enters second year of promoting community

Web Extra Senior Kyle Stearns found himself blindfolded but $300 richer after participating earlier this year in a Colonial Challenge event, a series of University-sponsored programming that is designed to foster more school spirit and community with prizes and competition. “They blindfolded me, put me in a phone booth-looking box with a fan at the […]

Knapp meets with alumni on trip to Eastern Asia

University President Steven Knapp and his wife Diane returned from Asia last Monday where they spent more than a week meeting with alumni. The pair made stops in Tokyo, Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand, as part of an ongoing effort by the president to strengthen connections with alumni. For many GW graduates, the University’s D.C. location […]