Robert Lintott

Trachtenberg-Manatt prize goes to free trade fighter

A fierce fighter for fair trade, Lina Musayev received the Manatt-Trachtenberg prize at Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse. While starting two organizations calling for fair-trade policies and volunteering at numerous local charity events, Musayev has been steady in advocating humane labor and improved environmental and social standards. She has also made a name for […]

Graduation is a family affair

When senior Michelle Lee graduates on Sunday, most of her family will not be in the audience cheering for her – they will be graduating as well. Michelle is the youngest member of what is believed to be GW’s first group of four family members to graduate together. As she receives her bachelor’s degree in […]

Club helps shy speakers

It is often said most people fear public speaking more than death. In spite of this, a group of 15 students is meeting twice a month to make their mortality a higher priority. The GW Toastmasters, founded by sophomore Ben Meiselas, is one chapter of an international organization claiming more than 200,000 members in 80 […]

Rain changes Fountain Day

A soggy Fountain Day on the Mount Vernon Campus forced a Saturday performance by guitar player and singer Howie Day to be held indoors before a smaller-than-expected crowd. The event, held annually to celebrate the end of the semester as well as the turning on of the Mount Vernon fountain, was expected to draw more […]

SA candidates fake policy, have laughs at debate

As snow fell silently outside the School of Media and Public Affairs building Monday night, the seven Student Association presidential candidates plowed through policy goals in the campaign season’s only debate. The debate, co-sponsored by the SA and the Phi Eta Sigma honor society, featured candidates C.J. Calloway, Jon Ostrower, Henry Roosevelt, Audai Shakour, Lamar […]

Senate candidates employ military-like precision for postering

As the sounds of bells from University Yard chimed at 7 a.m. Friday, more than 50 Student Association candidates and their supporters rushed the Marvin Center to begin putting up their campaign posters. Friday was the first day that candidates were allowed to display campaign material at the student union, along with the Academic Center, […]

Students deal with decaying rooms

Shortly after returning from winter break, sophomore Melissa Veilleux watched as the bed she had been sleeping in just minutes before became covered in concrete and plaster. “It was like a bucket of mud,” she said, referring to the gunk that covered her sheets and pillows. What may sound like a nasty prank is actually […]

Endowment ranks 71st in nation

GW’s endowment increased by nearly 16 percent to almost $734 million last fiscal year, making it the 71st largest in the nation. According to a study released last week by the National Association of College and University Business officers that surveyed 741 schools, GW followed the trend of an average nationwide endowment increase of 15 […]

Survey: Job market improving for grads

Businesses are planning to increase their overall hiring by 13.1 percent over the next year, according to a survey released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The organization’s 2005 Job Outlook Survey, which was based on surveys sent to 254 employers, also indicated in November that business, engineering and computer majors could expect […]

MVC sponors more events

Nestled away in a quiet section of D.C. near Georgetown, the Mount Vernon Campus may seem a distant trek for students accustomed to Foggy Bottom. But over the past few years, more and more student organizations have embraced the location as a meeting place, University officials and student group leaders said. This year, Mount Vernon […]