Niketa Kumar

Trachtenberg, other authors, sign books in Gelman

Last Thursday University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presented his new book, “Write Me a Letter!” along with three other GW professors who have recently published books. “I feel a little bit like a fraud. (My book) is more of a dessert than a main course,” Trachtenberg said, comparing his book to those of his colleagues […]

Arab student group is reborn after five-year hiatus

After a five-year hiatus, the Arab Student Association re-organized last month and plans to soon bring events, parties and awareness initiatives back to campus. ASA, which disbanded because of lack of membership, now plans to jointly promote both cultural and political aspects of the Arab world while providing a voice for its members to share […]

WEB EXTRA: Law School research center studies ‘Bollywood’

The Law School’s Creative and Innovative Economy Center is located in Foggy Bottom, but its projects can be found around the globe. This month the center released a report on piracy of “Bollywood” movies – a name for the Indian film industry – and increasing the availability of medicine in order to solve the AIDS […]

GW Associate VP to leave for Kent State

Associate Vice President for Advancement Eugene Finn will be leaving GW in April to begin working at Kent State University as Vice President for Development, Finn said. This recent addition to the Kent State faculty is a promotion of their commitment to increased fundraising and consistent financial support for academics. Finn will run the offices […]

Columbian College releases Deans candidate finalists

After almost eight months of searching for a new dean, the Columbian College search committee has released a shortlist of five candidates. During the next two months the candidates will be visiting the campus to meet with student groups like the Student Association, faculty members and administrators, according to a CCAS press release. The search […]

Students vie for D.C.’s Funniest College Student contest

Tuesday night GW students took to the stage in the Marvin Center to be named the District’s Funniest College Student. Graduate student Yvonne Orji and senior Chris Singel, who were named GW’s winners, are invited to a final competition among all the participating D.C. schools at the D.C. Improv April 11. Student winners from George […]

FBI ends pursuit of GW housed Jack Anderson documents

The Federal Bureau of Investigation will no longer be pursuing the documents of late investigative journalist Jack Anderson that are housed at GW. Gelman Library stores the documents that have been under FBI inquiry since last spring, a few months after Anderson passed away in December 2005. FBI officials contacted the Anderson family, and associate […]

WEB EXTRA: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist talks about CIA

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest spoke about the CIA and how the attacks of Sept. 11 have changed her job as a national security correspondent and the world’s political landscape. The lecture, titled “The CIA’s Secret War on Terror” was hosted as part of the Elliott School’s Distinguished Women in International Affairs series and about […]

Students, faculty discuss multiracial identity

Students explored multiracial identities on campuses and in the workplace at a panel discussion Tuesday night in Phillips Hall that was part of Mixed Race Awareness month. Remix, GW’s Racially and Ethnically Mixed student organization, hosted the discussion called “Caught in the Mix.” The Mixed Race Awareness program began last year as a weeklong project, […]