Rati Bishnoi

Lottery glitches taint online housing debut

GW’s first-ever online housing selection was hampered by computer problems Sunday. Rising juniors and seniors selecting after 11 a.m. were unable to track which rooms were taken because Housing Services chose to remove the “availability screen,” and some rooms were assigned to too many people. The availability screen, which showed selection developments in real time, […]

GW housing selection to remain online

GW’s housing lottery will remain online, and students will not be able to pick specific rooms, Housing Services announced this week. Unlike previous years when students were able to choose their exact rooms, Housing Services Director Andrew Sonn said students this year will select buildings and room sizes into the Banner Web system and receive […]

RHA will hold lottery online

Computer screens and online housing selection will replace long lines at J Street and manual registration in March. Students will be able to select housing on the GWeb Information System, which students use to register for classes, get grades and check financial accounts. While offices will be open on lottery days, students will not be […]

GW makes housing change

GW housing officials have eased off a new requirement that all sophomores live in campus housing next year by making it easy for students to claim exemptions. The University will now allow sophomores to move off campus by signing a form indicating they cannot afford to live in a residence hall or have another extenuating […]

Supreme Court hears arguments on school vouchers

Posted 7:47 p.m. Feb. 26 (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The constitutionality of school vouchers was debated in the Supreme Court last week in a landmark case centering on the separation of church and state. The case, Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, concerns a 6-year-old-program in Cleveland that distributes $2,250 a year to children from low-income families and allows […]

More graduates with loan debt than ever before

Posted 5:45 p.m. March 13 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As the nation watches the Enron scandal unfold after the energy giant’s bankruptcy earlier this year, another looming debt crisis remains largely ignored: the increasing level of college students graduating with high debt levels. According to “The Burden of Borrowing,” a […]

Sign language class moves

GW will move two of six sign language courses offered at the Foggy Bottom campus to the graduate campus in Arlington, Va., next semester, upsetting students who feel it will discourage enrollment in the courses. One section of Sign Language I and the only Sign Language II course will move to the graduate campus. Two […]

Holy month unites Muslims

The GW Muslim community begins the holy month of Ramadan this year with a greater sense of unity after the events of Sept. 11. Ramadan will begin this year at sunrise Friday and will last for 30 days, ending at dusk Dec. 15. During the holy month, Muslims around the world abstain from food, drink […]

RHA, Red Cross prepare students

Red Cross volunteers and Residence Hall Association members readied students for emergency situations during workshops Saturday, as U.S. government officials warn the public of more possible terrorist attacks. In workshops titled “Personal Readiness in Residence Halls,” held at six locations around campus, volunteers stressed preparing emergency kits. Sparsely attended, the sessions were held at Thurston, […]

Panel explains tragedy

A first-ever Elliott School town hall meeting among professors Tuesday addressed responses to terrorism and warned against adopting past mistakes of U.S. foreign policy. The meeting, titled “Terrorism: The Challenge and Our Response,” drew 90 people to listen to the six Elliott School of International Affairs professors in Lisner Auditorium. Each panelist presented a lecture […]