Niketa Kumar

Seniors give the gift of spirit

Students may never be able to show school spirit at a homecoming football game, but thanks to this year’s senior class gift, GW spirit may get a boost. As part of its gift to GW, the class of 2008 created the spirit fund – an endowment that will give money to the Spirit Office for […]

Urban music hits campus

G-D’Urban, a new student organization whose goal is to diversify music at the University and create a record label for GW students, had its first showcase Thursday night in the Marvin Center. The group plans to host writing and producing sessions as well as semester shows with a corresponding compilation album. G-D’Urban organizers said it […]

Students help on James Bond set

Not many doctoral residents can add “James Bond movie” to their résumés. This spring, residents in GW’s School of Medicine and Health Science’s emergency medicine program worked as physicians for the cast and crew of the new James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace.” Residents rotated doing one-week stints for six weeks during filming in Chile […]

Study: nonprofit workers burn out

Low salaries, long hours and never-ending to do lists plague the non-profit sector and cause people to leave their jobs before they move up the ladder to top executive positions, according to a study released last month. CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Meyer Foundation and Idealist.org published “Ready to Lead? Next […]

SMPA acquires TiVo-like technology

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo uses it to improve its advertising and the Harris County Sherrif’s Office in Texas uses it to monitor local news coverage and get interviews with witnesses. Now GW students too will be able to take advantage of SnapStream, a $25,000 glorified TiVo that can record 10,000 hours of real-time […]

University to accept fewer AP and IB credits

The University is cracking down on the number of introductory courses students can skip with Advanced Placement test scores. More high school students are taking AP exams, and scores on the exams have increased this year, according to statistics from the College Board. In response, the University’s Council of Deans decided to accept 24 AP […]

Focus on donors could boost aid

Tuition for incoming classes may still be on the rise, but the University hopes to boost financial aid significantly by reaching out to potential donors and emphasizing its commitment to affordability. Of the $81 million GW raised through donations last year, $10 million was earmarked for financial aid. The University hopes to increase total donations […]

Dean to leave his post in August

Roger Whitaker, the founding dean of GW’s College of Professional Studies, announced that after serving seven years as CPS dean, he would step down on Aug. 1. Following a year-long sabbatical, he plans to return to GW as a faculty member at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. “Simply put, the lifestyle of […]

Program for teen reporters expands

GW students and professional journalists have been educating the next generation of writers and reporters in District public high schools for years, and now the program that facilitates this interaction is set to expand to Philadelphia. Faculty in the School of Media and Public Affairs established Prime Movers by modeling the Washington Post’s Young Journalist […]

Knapp: Incidents damage GW’s image

University President Steven Knapp spoke candidly about the recent hate incidents at GW to more than 130 people gathered Friday night for the Hillel Shabbat dinner, only minutes after a ninth swastika was found in New Hall. Knapp took time to answer every question from students and parents concerning the spate of swastika drawings on […]