Ricki Maybruch

From no callbacks to calling the shots

Zach Cutler graduated 19 months ago with no job and no appealing prospects. But after his original job offer from Newscorp fell through, he decided to create his own company – a public relations and business development firm. “I’ve always had an entrepreneur spirit and always knew that I wanted to create my own company, […]

Pelham Hall will increase Mount Vernon population by 40 percent

Web Exclusive October 9, 2009 The addition of Pelham Hall will increase the student population on GW’s Mount Vernon campus by 40 percent and will be just the second residence hall with freshmen and sophomores living together. The Pelham Redevelopment Project, which included completely demolishing the existing building to rebuild the new residence hall, will […]

‘First lady of the press’ offers advice to Obama

Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas delivered a steady stream of witty, often brutally honest remarks on the last 10 U.S. presidents to a full audience of students in the Elliott School Tuesday night. Thomas, who has covered every president since John F. Kennedy, said with two wars, a lagging economy and rising unemployment, President […]

Seniors begin voting for class gift

Text-message voting for the senior class gift opened Wednesday, and seniors will vote to contribute their money to one of four choices. Members of the class of 2010 have the option of voting to fund renovations to study areas in Gelman Library, contributing to a fund to support new student organizations, funding renovations to the […]

“Last Lecture” series returns

Professor Eric Cline encouraged a sold-out crowd in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre to follow their passions – regardless of the consequences – last Thursday night. “Do what you love, love what you do, but be aware it means taking a chance,” he advised the filled-to-capacity, mostly student audience. His presentation kicked off this year’s “Last […]

Ex-FBI head addresses security

The U.S. government must walk a complex and dangerous path to balance privacy with protection in a new era of technology, Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh said during a speech Thursday at the Elliott School. Freeh, who led the country’s largest law enforcement organization from 1993 to 2001, gave an address titled “Policing in […]

GSEHD professor reflects on career of teaching in ‘Last Lecture’

Web Extra Travis Wright discussed a life of difficult and rewarding experiences at the Marvin Center Tuesday night as part of GW’s ongoing Last Lecture series. Wright, a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, imparted the most important lessons he has learned since entering the field of education. At the heart […]

Israeli diplomat praises U.S.

Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor highlighted the distinct values of Israel and the rest of the Middle East in his speech at the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night. Co-sponsored by GW Hillel, the Jewish Student Association and Chabad GW, students gathered to hear the man who has represented Israel in Washington since 2006. In his speech, […]

Scalise addresses College Republicans

Louisiana congressman Rep. Steve Scalise, R, attacked the Obama administration’s economic plan at an appearance in the Hippodrome Tuesday night. Scalise told the more than 100 GW College Republicans assembled that Obama’s weak plan for economic recovery will give Republicans the opportunity to gain support for their policies. Scalise disparaged the Obama administration’s stimulus bill, […]

Palestinian official, Jewish leader present perspectives on Middle East peace

Web Extra Both Palestinian and Israeli points of view were expressed in two separate events at the Elliott School of International Affairs Wednesday night. Nabil Abuznaid, the charge d’affaires at the Mission of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in D.C., spoke at the International Affairs Society on the issue of an Israeli-Palestinian peace. Earlier in the […]