Ross Rapoport

Kapoor plans to improve SA communication

Student Association President-elect Roger Kapoor said the turbulence of the SA election leaves him even more committed to serving GW’s student body. “It’s been a lot of ups and downs, but in a situation like this you need to look at the positives,” Kapoor said, adding that the election sparked needed debate on campus. “The […]

Burt reflects on highs, lows of SA presidency

Student Association President David Burt is not your typical lame-duck president. As his term winds down, Burt spoke about his term and his plans for after the election. Burt said his greatest success during his term was working with the administration in a way that fulfilled his expectations. “After last year’s impeachment debacle, relations between […]

Job Hunting Guide: Apartment rates, demand on rise

GW students said they are disappointed with the results of this year’s housing lottery. There were three of us and only doubles left on campus, freshman Greg Christensen said. So we had to play rock-paper-scissors, and I lost. For students whose lottery numbers did not provide them with the on-campus housing they desired, there are […]

GW researcher wins prestigious award

A GW research professor received a prestigious award in early February recognizing her most recent research on skin cancer. Mahnaz Badamchian, a native of Iran, received the Kharazmi International Award, an esteemed prize named for an Iranian mathematician. Badamchian received the Kharazmi award from the president of Iran during the opening ceremonies of the 13th […]

GW student wins award for research

A GW medical student got lucky cutting some mice open and won a prestigious award. Neil Badlani, a senior in the seven-year bachelor of arts/medical doctor combined degree program, received the Cabaud Memorial Award from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine after discovering a new process that could have a significant impact on the […]

Sororities toss the pigskin for charity

GW’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity held its second annual Powder Puff Football Tournament Saturday at the fields near the Lincoln Memorial. Five of the seven recognized sororities showed up ready to play flag football. The event, which was a benefit for the Special Olympics as well as a social event to enhance Greek-letter relations, began […]

HOVA hosts `October Orgy’

Administrators and students in the Hall on Virginia Avenue participated in a game, called October Orgy, designed to show students how quickly sexually transmitted diseases could spread through unprotected sex, said seventh floor Community Facilitator Maureen Fleming. In the game, held in the last week of October, each student was given five contraceptives, and students […]

Student groups defend films

The Ministry of Unreal and Project 2501, GW’s Japanese animation club, threw an interesting party for everyone at a movie night Saturday in the New Hall Piano Lounge, Project 2501 President Ling Taylor said. Members watched horror and science-fiction films, including some popular anime films. Anime is a Japanese form of animated entertainment with mature […]

GW students aid quake victims

GW’s Chinese-American Student Association held a potluck dinner Oct. 1 to benefit the Taiwan Earthquake Relief Fund. Local Chinese restaurants donated food for the $5 all-you-can-eat dinner. The University’s Chinese community is helping fund-raising efforts for victims of the September earthquake in Taiwan, Chinese-American Student Association President Jenny Suen said. More than 120 people came […]

RHA revives tradition of charity plant sale

The Residence Hall Association held a plant sale Thursday to raise money for housing scholarships. RHA President Alan Elias said the sale was a huge success, with all plants selling out on the first day. There was more than $800 in sales. Elias said he discovered the tradition of the plant sale when he found […]