Regina Van Horne

Union Station gala will draw record crowd, GW expects

University administrators are expecting a record turnout for Monumental Celebration this year after it came close to extinction as a way to cut costs for Commencement weekend. The Commencement Committee recommended suspending University support for Monumental Celebration in January, to offset the costs of graduation on the Ellipse. However, GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg pledged […]

Women’s History Month focuses on diversity

Program Board hosted several events for Women’s History Month to celebrate and recognize the societal contributions of women from various walks of life. The Muslim Student Association invited Sharifa Alkhateeb, vice president of the North American Council for Muslim Women, to discuss violence against Muslim women. The program, entitled, “The Role of Women in Islam,” […]

Freshmen petition for dining change

A majority of Thurston Hall residents signed a petition last month requesting changes in meal plan policies at Thurston Dining Hall. Similar petitions have been created this year, but this is the first time organizers were able to gather more than 600 signatures from Thurston residents, according to Thurston Hall Council President Aaron Chacker. The […]

Housing lotto to draw about 2,200

More than 2,200 students will participate in the Community Living and Learning Center’s housing lottery Saturday for space in GW residence halls, according to CLLC Assistant Director Paul Barkett. All students interested in living on campus next year turned in Intent to Return forms by Feb. 6, Barkett said. Though 2,285 students returned the forms, […]

GW Hospital heightens security

Security has been stepped up at GW Hospital after fatal attacks at two area hospitals in recent weeks. Though no similar violence has occurred at GW’s hospital, officials say they are taking extra precautions to safeguard the hospitals’ entrances and high-traffic areas. A Prince George’s Hospital Center administrator working late was found bound and strangled […]