Rachel Barker

Admissions stats favor early decision

Though overall applications to the University decreased slightly this year, the school saw a major shift in when people apply – with a vast number choosing early decision over regular admission. Total applications to the University decreased 2.3 percent this year, despite a 43 percent increase in early decision applicants, said Kathryn Napper, executive dean […]

Students honor Mumbai victims

A week after violent terrorist attacks shook Mumbai, India, students gathered in Kogan Plaza Thursday night to honor the victims. During the candlelight vigil, about 50 students prayed, lit candles and shared their thoughts on the attacks. Several student organizations sponsored the event, including Ahimsa, the Sikh Student Association, the Indian Student Association, South Asian […]

Few attend Student Association town hall on diversity

A Student Association town hall on diversity Tuesday night drew fewer than 20 students to discuss obstacles facing multicultural programs on campus. The forum was held in Thurston Hall and a half-hour after the event’s scheduled start time of 7 p.m., only 13 people were present. Some students filtered in later, bringing the attendance to […]

SA increases fee for Thanksgiving airport shuttle

The Student Association doubled the fee for its bus service to area airports for the Thanksgiving holiday. Colonial Coach – a shuttle to Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport – will cost students $10, up from last year’s $5. Now in its third year of operation, the shuttle began as a free service […]

Note-taking service grows

If you have an exam approaching this semester, a message from GWClassNotes may be waiting in your inbox. The company, which was formed last year, is sending e-mails to students in select classes only hours before scheduled tests – offering an entire semester’s notes for 75 cents a page. “Your ANTH 001 Midterm Tomorrow,” reads […]

Gift to honor local legend

Seniors have voted to donate a portion of their class gift to a scholarship that helps pay for textbook costs and a plaque, both in honor of Old Man Schenley, a campus mainstay who died last year. The Senior Class Gift Committee announced last Thursday that the legacy gift of the Class of 2009 will […]

Vietnam War victims seek compensation

Dang Hong Nhut and Tran Thi Hoan, two Vietnamese women who suffered from exposure to Agent Orange during the war in their country, said Tuesday afternoon at the Elliott School of International Affairs that victims of Agent Orange need compensation. Agent Orange, a chemical used by American forces during the Vietnam War as a defoliant, […]