Pavan Jagannathan

Rule tightened for bedroom swap

The University is cracking down on room assignments this fall to prevent students from living in incorrect bedrooms. Students must now live in an assigned bedroom or formally notify housing of a switch within suite-style rooms to prevent confusion at the end of each year when the University doles out damage charges to residents. The […]

CADE chief departs as department shifts

The acting head of the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education will step down this week, leaving the office responsible for substance education without a permanent leader. Katie Bean, assistant director of CADE, will assume a similar position at the Wellness, Alcohol and Drug Education office at St. Joseph’s University after leaving the University […]

Doctorates hooded as part of tradition

University Provost Steven Lerman welcomed more than 270 of GW’s doctoral candidates into “the community of scholars” the evening of May 12, charging them to “keep their thirst for knowledge alive throughout their careers.” Lerman and a faculty member placed a hood on the robe of each doctorate recipient representing the type of degree earned […]

GW gives community option to identify as multi-racial

The University added a new category for multiracial students, faculty and staff to classify themselves as “two or more races” in University institutional data, moving into compliance with a new federal regulation. University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Steven Lerman said the U.S. Department of Education’s new aggregate categories for reporting racial […]

Obese women incur higher living costs

Being obese can be bad for your health, and for your wallet. That’s the conclusion a group of GW professors drew when calculating the cost of obesity. Researchers calculated the actual price a person pays per year for being obese, and found that additional annual costs for obese women stand at $4,879, and $2,646 for […]