Rachel Gould

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Former senator, GW alumnae added to Commencement Former Sen. Jean Carnahan, (D-Mo.) will be receiving an honorary degree alongside three other notables at the May 18 Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse, GW officials said Wednesday. Carnahan, who served in the U.S. Senate for two years, graduated from GW in 1955. She took over the senate […]

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International Affairs Society seeks staff for conference The International Affairs Society is accepting applications to staff its eighth annual Greater Washington Conference on International Affairs in the fall. The event is a one-day conference that brings together local middle school students to participate in a United Nations simulation. Interested applicants can turn in applications in […]

Space crunch hurts scheduling

Some students registering for classes next fall may still see “classroom TBA” on their schedules as the University deals with an academic space crunch. Major building renovations in the next few years and new scheduling strategies including “reclaiming Friday” will lessen the impact of the classroom shortage, University officials said. A report released to the […]

GW considers summer term

Students will be required to attend a summer session between their sophomore and junior years if the administration approves a suggestion from a University task force studying different academic calendars. The task force, the Alternative Academic Calendar Committee, is also researching a switch to a four-by-four system, in which students would take four classes at […]

Pacifist student speaks out

Marching alongside black-clad anarchists, puppet-wielding pacifists and disillusioned veterans, freshman Jamie Holbrook is just another face in the anti-war crowd. Articulate and soft-spoken, Holbrook flashed a peace sign as the group wound around the streets of northwest D.C. The freshman from Pepperal, Mass., was one of a handful of GW students who marched in protest […]

University faces classroom crunch

The University is experiencing an acute classroom shortage, according to a report released to faculty leaders Friday. An exploding undergraduate population, coupled with city regulations limiting non-residential building, are leading administrators to consider scheduling classes during non-traditional times, as well as other changes. Despite a “building boom,” the number of classrooms available in the next […]

E St. classrooms, offices open

Construction workers put the finishing touches on the new Elliot School of International Affairs Wednesday, buffing out scratches in the shiny marble floors of the $72 million building. While students moved into the residence hall in the E Street complex in August, construction complications pushed back the opening of classrooms and offices until after spring […]

Students buy top housing picks

Students shelled out thousands of dollars for housing numbers Friday night at the 38th annual Martha’s Marathon as the highest bid reached $7,600. Students entered a raffle for the top lottery number while the second through fifth numbers were auctioned off to the highest student bidder at the Hollywood-themed event. Housing selection is scheduled for […]

Blizzard buries city, GW closed Tuesday

GW officials announced Monday evening that the University will be closed Tuesday because of severe weather conditions. Road conditions in the District, Maryland and Virginia prompted the University to decide to close at about 6:20 p.m., Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said. Chernak also said the University took into […]

Clinton speaks to students at Georgetown

Former President Bill Clinton spoke to a capacity crowd Tuesday at Georgetown University in an address capping a conference discussing issues facing young Americans. “The great challenge is to convert this youthful idealism … into action,” Clinton said, addressing the audience of student leaders. The day-long seminar titled “A Conversation: Issues that Impact Young Adults” […]