Reed Cooley

AIDS institute fosters collaboration of resources

When Alan Greenberg was a medical student at GW decades ago, he described Washington as a “powerhouse of expertise” in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. But when he returned to Foggy Bottom in 2005 as the department chair of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Public Health, he noticed that Washington has a […]

With increased tuition, University reduces merit-based aid

The University is readying to change its scholarship structure next year when more students will be receiving need-based financial aid and less money will be available for merit-based scholarships. The shift comes on the heels of a much-publicized increase in tuition that makes GW the first school with a total cost of attendance of more […]

GW provides counter-terrorism training to mall security guards

A new GW program is helping train shopping mall security guards to prevent terrorism. For the past 18 months, the GW Homeland Security Policy Institute has been working to develop and administer a 14-hour program to train mall security guards to recognize signs of evolving terrorist attacks and to take preventative measures. The International Counsel […]

Former Saudi Ambassador discusses war in Iraq

Former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Prince Turki Al-Faisal said students studying abroad in the U.S. are their nation’s “true ambassadors” in a speech Monday in the Marvin Center. He said it is important to his country that Saudi students have the opportunity to come to the U.S. to study, as he did at Georgetown […]

Students help produce D.C.-area public access show

GW students are on the air, and not just on GWTV. Led by professor Roxanne Russell, a group of students in the School of Media and Public Affairs has produced a 30-minute television piece for the D.C.-area public access program, “The Inner Loop.” The show, which aired on WDCW yesterday, focused on the D.C. Metro […]

Prime Movers renews $200k grant to teach D.C. teens journalism

A program that brings students and professional journalists into local high schools to teach journalism has renewed a grant to continue its philanthropic mission. The GW-sponsored Prime Movers journalism outreach program has renewed its Knight Foundation grant to bring journalists from major news media outlets in the Washington area to local high schools. The $200,000 […]

Jewish and Muslim communities share a dinner at fifth annual Iftar

GW’s Muslim and Jewish communities came together Thursday night for Iftar, a daily breaking of the fast for Muslims during their holy month of Ramadan. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg gave remarks in front of more than 300 attendees at the fifth annual interfaith dinner in the Marvin Center. The dinner, said Trachtenberg before his […]

Prof helps develop ground breaking genome microscope

As a young boy, Akos Vertes was hooked on science. An elementary school classmate in communist Hungary told him that hydrochloric acid could dissolve iron. This simple experiment began a lifelong passion for scientific learning. Today Vertes is working on a slightly larger experiment – one that may revolutionize the way scientists study and treat […]

Crepe store is back in D.C.

After a two-year hiatus, Crepeaway is back in the neighborhood. The restaurant, which serves a selection of sweet and savory cr?pes, is hoping to attract GW students as it did when it was located in J Street. In September, the new shop at 20th and L streets had a 50 percent discount for students with […]

SA members observe professional politics

To prepare for the upcoming year, 20 members of the Student Association took a look at the real thing. A visits to the City Council Chambers and the Mayor’s Office were part of a Student Association retreat earlier this month. It also included lectures from various faculty members, teamwork-building on a Summit Challenge Course at […]