Reshma Jhaveri

Housing lottery discourages freshmen

Freshmen in Sunday’s residence hall lottery said limited housing options and University disorganization left them disstressed and unsure of their housing future. Other students with top lottery numbers rejoiced about their new rooms in the Dakota, which were reserved mainly for rising sophomores. Lottery numbers for rising sophomores started at 2,000 and went up to […]

Top lottery picks pull in a pretty penny

Students gathered in the Marvin Center Ballroom to bid on an assortment of items, ranging from housing lottery numbers to weekend getaway packages, during Martha’s Millennium Mardi-Gras auction Friday night. The auction, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, raised more than $2,000 for housing scholarships. Students entered a raffle for the No. 1 and No. […]

Just quit it

Outside most campus buildings, one is sure to notice a small congregation of people standing, cigarettes dangling in hand. Although most of them are over the legal smoking age. Many students who started smoking said they began when they were minors. In light of recent successful state lawsuits against tobacco companies, many anti-smoking organizations have […]

Strong job market fails to employ GW graduates

GW students are failing to benefit significantly from a national rise in average salaries and rates of employment, a GW Career Center official said last week. A recent Jobtrak survey shows a 40-percent increase in job postings aimed at college graduates since last year. The study also shows the average starting salary for recent graduates […]

Economist discusses effects of globalization

Harvard Professor Jeffery Sachs raised questions about the worldwide effect of globalization at Funger Hall Tuesday. When we think about globalization, the point I want to stress today, is that we should really think about the globe, and not just about us, Sachs said. Sachs’ lecture, entitled Making Globalization Work: Reflections After the Flare-up in […]

New GW magazine features in-depth campus reporting

A new GW student-run magazine featuring in-depth articles on campus life will hit the newsstands Feb. 23. Editor in chief Megan Poinski said The GW Journal will be a cross between Newsweek and Rolling Stone. Poinski said she came up with the concept for a monthly magazine because she wanted a publication that would have […]

A learning desire

Throughout his childhood, sophomore Ary Herman had poor punctuation and messy handwriting. He was a slow test taker, and his compositions for school, which were difficult to read, were often returned to him with many corrections. (The composition) would be dripping in ink, said Herman of his disorganized schoolwork. By sixth grade, his mother encouraged […]

Textbook dearth ignites criticism

Students expressed frustration about textbook shortages at the GW Bookstore during the first week of spring semester. Students unable to purchase required textbooks said the shortage has caused complications with classes. Freshman Michelle Hodges said she was disappointed with the Bookstore. I don’t think they keep a sufficient amount of books in stock, Hodges said. […]

Students celebrate diversity

Students draped in traditional clothing performed skits, danced and shared traditions of countries from India to the Caribbean in Saturday night’s Spin the Globe world tour in the Marvin Center. Organized by the South Asian Students Association, the fourth-annual Spin the Globe celebration began with a multicultural dinner followed by a cultural display. Performances ranged […]

GW updates its systems for Y2K

GW updated all of its systems for Y2K compliancy, said Dan Drageset, Year 2000 Project Manager. Drageset said GW started working early on the possible problems related to the year 2000 computer glitch. We started about two years ago, Drageset said. We really don’t expect anything bad to happen. Drageset said the University is prepared […]