Reid Davenport

Tapscott honored as multicultural leader

Students honored the leadership of Michael Tapscott in a ceremony earlier this month, saying the director of GW’s Multicultural Student Services Center created a better University for students of all races. The Black Student Union presented Tapscott with a lifetime achievement award for his work in bringing together students of multicultural backgrounds as the director […]

In intercollegiate competition, recycling rate dips slightly

The amount of material the University recycled slightly decreased this year as part of Recyclemania, an intercollegiate competition aimed at promoting sustainability, while the overall amount of waste produced saw a decline for the first time in five years. The University recycled 1 percent less than last year in the Recyclemania contest, according to data […]

Students allowed to study abroad in Cuba

Students hoping to study abroad in Cuba this fall will be allowed to live in the island country, after President Barack Obama announced he would be relaxing academic travel in January. GW has no plans to launch its own Cuban study abroad program, but students can petition to study with programs offered by other universities […]

White House press secretaries talk of life behind podium

Four White House press secretaries relived their days behind the podium Monday night, recalling how they were a voice for the president during some of the most monumental events of the last two decades. The panelists – Dana Perino, Ari Fleischer, Mike McCurry and Dee Dee Myers – focused on the stresses of being one […]

Tim Pawlenty: If I run, it will be for the presidency

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty added credence to rumors that he will make a bid for the White House in 2012, while attempting to craft a presidential image discussing GOP hot topics like American exceptionalism. Pawlenty – who was on Sen. John McCain’s shortlist for running mate before he tapped former Gov. Sarah Palin in […]

University revamps Columbian College of Arts and Sciences advising

Correction appended Incoming freshmen in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences are now assigned professional advisers to guide them through their first year at GW, a switch from the college’s past model, which was highly criticized by students in the school. Professional advisers have been used in the Elliott School of International Affairs and […]

New Visitor Center to open this week

The Visitor Center on the first floor of the Marvin Center is officially scheduled to open this week. Previously located in Smith Hall, the Visitor Center moved over the summer to make room for new classroom and academic space, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said. “The relocation of the Admissions Visitor Center to the Marvin Center […]

Psychology professor tells audience to take risks at Last Lecture

This year’s Last Lecture Series kicked off Sept. 2 with a speech by Professor Dennis Schell, in which he revealed to his audience that he was once an ordained minister. The series gives professors the opportunity to address students as though they were giving the last lecture of their career. In his lecture, Schell, a […]

Murdoch talks bias, future of news at Kalb Report

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was on the defensive at Tuesday night’s installment of the Kalb Report, firing back at critics and audience members who said Murdoch’s media empire was tainted by a conservative bias. Murdoch – chairman and CEO of News Corporation, which owns the Wall Street Journal and FOX News Network, among other media […]

Communications expert discusses public perceptions of Israel

Internationally acclaimed expert on the Middle East Neil Lazarus said the rise of social media and an increase in tourism to Israel can help bolster Israel’s image worldwide at an event Tuesday night at the Hillel. Lazarus – who spoke to about 30 students on behalf of the Israeli Embassy – speaks to more than […]