Rachel Oswald

Rachel Oswald: Stand up for the children of Uganda

While wasting time on Facebook recently, I came across a group called “Save a Random African Country.” This description clearly mocked those who are involved with aid programs to Africa, asking why they bother when America still has problems of its own. I understand that to the creator of the group, the problems plaguing the […]

Panel protests PATRIOT Act

Speakers condemned the possibility of students being subject to residence hall room searches, record checking and curriculum changes under the PATRIOT Act at a discussion about the anti-terrorist law Tuesday. The PATRIOT Act, which was passed after the September 11 terrorist attacks, is intended to protect the United States from future terrorist attacks by allowing […]

GW, union hold talks

GW officials are negotiating contract renewal terms with the union representing the University’s housekeeping and grounds employees. Bob Ludwig, interim director of Media Relations, wrote in an e-mail that GW began negotiating with the union in October. He said the contract, which was set to expire in December, was extended, but he declined to comment […]

Student laundry service readies for expansion

Students who still ship their dirty clothes home for their mothers to wash can get a cure for their laundry room phobia. Soapy Joe’s Laundry Service, which two GW graduates started last semester, increased customer numbers this spring and is looking to expand even further next year. This semester, 170 students use the service, which […]

SA Notes

Senators consider mandatory summer session Student Association Vice President for Academic Affairs Drew Sindlinger addressed the Student Life Committee at its biweekly meeting Tuesday to address senators’ concerns about the Alternative Academic Calendar. Senators said they are concerned about the impact a mandatory summer session would have on student groups. They said the SA would […]

SA allocates funds to groups

The Student Association finalized its student organization fall allocations Tuesday with about 20 minutes of debate and a relatively calm meeting. Although almost a dozen groups protested their initial allocations last year, only a handful groups voiced concerns this year. The SA quickly responded to organizations’ concerns by giving new groups $150 or denying returning […]

Blackboard replaces Prometheus system

The University is in the process of replacing its web-based learning system, Prometheus, with one that offers students a wider variety of online features and options. The new system, Blackboard, will completely replace Prometheus by June. Both programs will be accessible this year while GW phases out Prometheus, and professors can use either system for […]