Omeed Firouzi

As online high schools grow, GW looks to lead the pack

The University’s online high school is continuing to develop methods to ensure its academic success, its top administrator said Friday, after education researchers found lagging student progress generally at online schools in a report this month.   While enrollment in online schools has nearly doubled over the last year, only 27 percent of students at […]

Changes planned for MCAT

The organization that oversees medical school entrance exams proposed broad changes last week for the test to put a higher emphasis on bedside manner. The Association of American Medical Colleges board made the final set of recommendations in a months-long deliberation to ensure future doctors can connect with patients and have a knowledge base that […]

Internal research spending doubles

The amount of internal funds the University devoted to research doubled in the last year, a financial surge concentrated in non-science subjects. GW committed $2.1 million to internal research projects in fiscal year 2011 – up from $1.1 million in fiscal year 2010 – in a boost that raised spending levels across disciplines as the […]