Rebecca Brink

Students make history at NATO conference

Senior Anisha Lal sat in the 10th row at Friday’s opening ceremony of the NATO 50th Anniversary Summit. “I really lucked out,” Lal said. “There were a couple of empty seats and I got to go sit down. It was amazing. Here I was in a room with the most powerful people in the world.” […]

Multicultural Seder celebrates freedom

The GW Hillel sponsored the third annual Multicultural Freedom Seder Tuesday at the Western Presbyterian Church to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover. Passover commemorates the deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. The stories told at Passover are meant to give those of the Jewish faith an understanding of their ancestors’ flight from […]

Group launches student lecture series

The Korean American Student Association and the Elliott School of International Affairs have teamed up this semester to create a new student lecture series. Sophomore KASA member Casey Reivich said the group began the series to highlight the academic interests and pursuits of students. “The University has thoughtful, insightful, interesting students and we want to […]

Atwood promotes U.S. foreign aid

J. Brian Atwood, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, urged more U.S. aid to developing nations in a speech in Stuart Hall Friday. The United States supplies the least foreign assistance of any industrialized nation in relation to its gross national product, Atwood said in a speech that was part of the Elliott […]

`Grad Bash’ draws large turnout

More than 1,800 graduate students attended the first annual “Grad Bash” Thursday night, said law student and event organizer Scott Mory. The party, held at the downtown club The Ritz, was an opportunity for graduate students to socialize. “This is my seventh year at GW and this was one of the best events I’ve ever […]

Tollo links teaching with field work

If Richard Tollo had one final thought about his 15-year career teaching geology at GW, it would be that professors need to take students into the field and help them discover a passion for the subject. Tollo, an associate professor of geology, spoke Wednesday night as part of the Last Lecture Series at Western Presbyterian […]

Schroeder touts women’s power

Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-Colo.) told a mostly female audience gathered at the Mount Vernon campus’ Post Hall Thursday that women must take a proactive role in politics. Schroeder spoke about her years in the U.S. House of Representatives, urging women to use their power in politics. She also signed copies of her recent […]

ESIA celebrates 10th anniversary

The Elliott School of International Affairs celebrated its 10th anniversary and a century of international affairs studies at the University Friday during the ESIA “State of the School” address. ESIA Dean Harry Harding discussed the future of the school at the event in Stuart Hall. A panel of distinguished graduates highlighted the ever-expanding opportunities for […]

Burger King delivers more choices and longer lines

The newly opened on-campus Burger King continues to get high marks from students and administrators despite a few kinks since its opening Aug. 31. “It’s good to have more choices,” sophomore Brandi Darden said. “Everyone seems to like it here, as seen by the long line. It moves more quickly then you’d think.” “It’s nice […]

Community-spirited students acknowledged

For some students, GW years are merely a springboard to hoped-for heights. Others get a little dirtier, a little richer in the soil – creating root systems to nourish the University and District communities. Some of these community-minded students were acknowledged during the 13th annual Excellence in Student Life Awards Thursday. Senior Rusty Stahl received […]