Nicole Gulotta

Bloggers discuss state of journalism at Jack Morton

Web Extra Bloggers gathered in the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday night to debate the quality of their journalism. The panelists from washingtonpost.com, National Review Online, The American Spectator and Barron’s agreed that the credibility of blogs varied widely. Now that millions of Americans read and comment on political blogs, the assembled bloggers said people should […]

CCAS gets endowed professorship

Starting next spring, GW’s Judaic studies program in the Columbian College will include a professorship in the Hebrew Bible endowed by a GW parent’s $2.5 million donation. The Meir Kazmir Professorship is the first endowed position the University has announced since University President Steven Knapp took over. Kazmir said he was eager to reach out […]

D.C. violent crime up, GW still safe

Although GW’s Foggy Bottom campus can seem like a protective bubble, the University is located in a city with some of the nation’s highest crime rates. Last year the District experienced a 7 percent increase in homicide rates as well as increased rates of non-fatal shooting and gun related violence, according to Metropolitan Police Department […]

Living in off-campus housing on or near

The lure of living in an apartment outside the University’s jurisdiction draws many GW students to sign leases in Foggy Bottom apartment complexes, turning them into de-facto GW dorms. These buildings offer the advantage of being close to campus, while also offering a taste of independent living. Many of these buildings, considered on-campus off-campus housing […]

Tour guides stop showing Thurston Hall to visitors

Few buildings on campus carry a more infamous name than Thurston Hall. Until recently, prospective students could experience their first taste of the 1,100-student, freshman dorm as part of GW’s STAR Tour Program, but frequent problems encountered in touring the residence hall have led to its elimination as a tour stop. Kathryn Napper, dean of […]

Congressional hopeful returns to his alma mater

Not even last week’s snow could keep an intimate group of students, faculty and alumni from meeting at the School of Media and Public Affairs Wednesday night to honor Illinois congressional hopeful John Morris. “None of you can vote for me,” Morris told the attendees, “but I couldn’t run without coming back to where it […]

Professor doubts human trafficking

The buying, selling and transporting of more than half a million women and children each year has garnered the attention of the international community, but one GW professor doubts human trafficking is as serious a problem as many claim. Ronald Weitzer, a faculty member in GW’s sociology department, said he believes the actual number of […]

SA committee to review University Writing Program

The Student Association plans to evaluate the University Writing Program based on student concern that the program does not consistently benefit students’ educational experiences. “The main issue with UW is its inconsistencies that can make or break a student’s experience,” said Tim Little, vice president of academic affairs for the SA. “The numerous different sections […]

GW Brief: Geography professors plan to visit Ghana with grant

GW geography professors David Rain and Ryan Engstrom have been chosen as recipients of a $3 million grant given by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The grant, which is to be paid over five years, funds a project entitled “Health, Poverty and Place: Modeling Inequalities in Accra, Ghana Using Remote Sensing […]

Constitution honored on anniversary of signing

Frederick Lawrence, dean of the GW Law School, built a career on the rock-solid foundation of the Constitution, and he was enthusiastic about observing Constitution Day during a lecture at the Law School Monday. “It falls to us each year on Sept. 17 to spend some time considering this document,” Lawrence said in his opening […]