Robert Lee

NPR host brings radio feel to Lisner

In a dimly lit Lisner Auditorium Saturday night, public radio personality Ira Glass opened his show with what he called “the feel of radio.” Glass, who began his radio career at National Public Radio when he was 19, hosts “This American Life,” and now a television spin off on the Showtime Network under the same […]

Commencement speaker causes strife

Some conservative students on campus say the chairman of the NAACP is the wrong choice for a keynote speaker due to a history of controversial, anti-Republican comments. Senior Alex Haimann created a petition asking the University to reconsider Julian Bond’s invitation as Commencement speaker. The GW chapter of the Young America’s foundation and the College […]

The Hilltop halts printing

Howard officials halted production of the school’s student newspaper last week, after staff confusion led to thousands of dollars in unpaid printing bills. The Hilltop, which switched to daily publication in 2005, was founded at the historically black university in 1924. The paper receives university funding but staff members said a majority of its money […]

Condos sell for landmark prices

Some off-campus housing just got a lot more expensive. A new apartment complex in the West End has some of the priciest real estate in Foggy Bottom, with units available for millions of dollars. The complex is slated for completion this summer and features an array of luxuries for the District’s elite. Eastbanc Inc. is […]

GW Brief: Students accept plea bargains on marijuana charges

Five students arrested on marijuana charges last month accepted plea bargains at a status hearing Friday. Sophomores Chuong Nguyen and Xavier Van Meerbeek, who were initially charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, pled guilty Friday to possession of marijuana. The charges were dismissed for the other three individuals. The students, one of whom […]

U.S. Mint rejects D.C. quarter

The U.S. Mint rejected designs for a commemorative D.C. quarter Wednesday afternoon because they included the phrase “Taxation Without Representation.” The Mint nixed the proposed quarter design because it violates a law regarding the selection of state coins, according to a statement released by the Mint. “Taxation Without Representation,” the phrase D.C. hoped to print […]

Energized crowd hails Obama in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – More than 18,000 students and area residents lined up in the bitter cold Monday morning in Maryland to hear Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama make his final push before the Potomac Primary. Obama, an Illinois Democrat, garnered a youthful crowd at Maryland, who greeted him like a rock star as […]

Graduates voice HOVA concerns

Graduate students living in the Hall on Virginia Avenue are concerned about poor living conditions, and many feel the University is not acting quickly enough to address their concerns. Residents in HOVA said in interviews that they live with malfunctioning elevators, walls splattered with mold, little to no lighting in their rooms and without personal […]

University hopes to aid middle class

Two Ivy League schools recently altered their financial aid goals to benefit more middle-class families, and GW administrators said they are looking at ways to keep up with the changing marketplace. Harvard University’s new plan emphasizes grant-based aid for higher income families, and provides free tuition to families earning less than $60,000. Days after Harvard’s […]

Administrators disappointed with inauguration turnout

Despite high turnout from alumni and dignitaries, University officials and alumni said they are disappointed more students did not attend the inauguration celebration for University President Steven Knapp. The weeklong event, which ended Nov. 17, was intended to commemorate GW’s 16th president and his vision for the University. It included separate days devoted to community […]