Niketa Kumar

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 […]

Iftar draws record crowd

More than 300 students united to celebrate the end of one of Ramadan’s fast days Wednesday night at the sixth annual GW Community Iftar. This year’s Iftar had the highest turnout since the event began in 2002, possibly spurred by the discovery of more than 100 controversial posters Monday. Almost all the seats in the […]

International accreditation falsified

Foreign governments are increasingly seeking partnerships with the University to offer accredited courses and certificate programs taught by GW professors. At least some foreign leaders are using the university’s brand name with out its permission, said Prabir Bagchi, senior associate dean of GW’s School of Business. Abu Dhabi’s General Secretariat held a leadership and change […]

Mourning from a distance

Peers and family members gravitated to a familiar site to grieve the deaths of two GW students this summer. Used as a way to spread the news, and then to share memories of the deceased. Facebook became a way to memorialize Phill Grosser, 22, and Anna Orthwein, 19. Grosser was killed in a motorcycle accident […]

Committee to review University Writing classes

The University Writing Program faculty responded last month to concerns about consistency among its introductory course curricula and subject matter by creating a committee to review each section’s syllabus and assignments. “The faculty serving on this committee will be able to mentor faculty from across the program to continue to develop even stronger and better […]

Trachtenberg, not Knapp, speaking at CI

Steven Knapp does not assume GW’s presidency until Aug. 1, but the former John Hopkins administratior is staying out of the limelight until then. He will not address freshmen at the Colonial Inauguration and instead, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will give the presidential greeting to freshmen and their families. “President Trachtenberg is still president […]

Five notables to receive honorary degrees at Commencement

This year’s honorary degree recipients are known best as television anchors, politicians and heads of prestigious science institutions, but almost all the recipients also have ties to the world of academia. Some have served as professors, others as mentors and some even as university administrators. Graduates at University Commencement 2007 will hear a short four- […]

Researcher tapped to head Columbian College

Marguerite “Peg” Barratt, an official with the National Institutes of Health, edged out four other candidates and was announced as the next dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Monday. After an almost 10-month-long process, the CCAS Dean Search Committee selected Barratt following a series of interviews and deliberations with University President Stephen […]

WEB UPDATE: NIH official to assume deanship of Columbian College

Updated Tuesday, April 17, 9;43 a.m. Posted Monday, April 16, 11:30 a.m. Peg Barratt, an official with the National Institutes of Health, will begin as dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Aug. 1, officials announced Monday. After an almost 10-month-long process, the CCAS Dean Search Committee selected Barratt following a series of […]

GW programs ranked in top tier of nation by magazines

Recent rankings of university programs place some GW areas of study among the best in the nation. GW’s Law School and Graduate School of Public Health and Health Services both ranked in the top 25 for their fields by U.S. News and World Report. Other publications also ranked University programs among the nation’s best. “Rankings […]