Rachel Gould

Alcohol-related hopsitalizations rise

Alcohol-related student hospitalizations have almost doubled from this time last year, with at least 28 so far this fall, University officials report. Up from 16 last year, the incidents are divided evenly between freshmen and upperclassmen, with a majority of female students reported. GW officials attribute a rise in student hospitalizations for alcohol-related incidents to […]

SJT endorses controversial letter

More than 300 university presidents, including GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, recently endorsed a statement calling for “intimidation-free campuses” that would prevent future anti-Semetic attacks among college students. The statement, which stemmed from attacks against Jewish students on college campuses in recent months, caused at least one president to withdraw his support because of its […]

Students remain in local hotel

With limited internet access and bedding and clothing still in boxes, 41 freshmen and transfer students are awaiting permanent housing as temporary guests of The Doubletree Suites on New Hampshire Avenue. The students were placed in the Doubletree because they submitted their housing applications “quite late in the summer,” Director of Housing Andy Sonn said. […]


NCSC sponsors mentoring opportunities GW National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the National Capital Area will hold an information session for students interested in mentoring students from D.C. public schools next year. The event is planned for Monday at 7 p.m. in the Strong Hall piano lounge. Organizers will […]

GW disabled denied access

Junior Faith Jensen presses the button for the elevator outside the ground level of the Marvin Center. Unable to open the door, she turns in her wheelchair and leaves. Jensen says her next move is usually a phone call to Marvin Center operations. She talks to Mike Brown, the building’s maintenance director, or another employee […]

Features: When far a part

Does absence make the heart grow fonder? On this Valentine’s Day many students in long distance relationships will send gifts or wishes thousands of miles to show their affection for a “long-distance lover.” But Valentine’s Day is not the only time to reach out to a far away love. “When you are in a long-distance […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Academic Competition Club hosts tournament

The GW Academic Competition Club hosted a regional trivia tournament Saturday and named a team from Princeton University the winner after 16 rounds of competition. The GW team, which finished in the top eight of 64 teams at a national tournament earlier this semester, ran the competition but did not participate. GW will host a […]

Somers Hall nears completion

Mount Vernon Campus officials expect the Somers Hall addition to be complete in time to house 41 students returning from a study abroad program next semester. The students, who are studying mostly in Europe, agreed to go abroad this fall, in part because the residence hall addition was not finished and GW lacked other campus […]

Former radio man speaks to students

Frank Mankiewicz, a former press secretary for Robert F. Kennedy and past president of National Public Radio, told about 100 aspiring student journalists not to major in journalism in a lecture Thursday night. He encouraged students to “take a real major” like economics or psychology to gain a background in a subject to help with […]