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Alum fights for D.C. rights on radio

Like many GW students, alumnus Mark Plotkin wanted to run for office. After working on several Democratic campaigns, he ran for a D.C. City Council position in 1986 and lost. In his concession speech, he lamented, “The people have spoken – the bastards.” That wry sense of humor may not have made Plotkin an elected […]

GWTV begins cable broadcasting

Students began broadcasting original programming over the School and Media Public Affairs’ Channel 6 last week. The cable channel is available in residence halls and all other University buildings. Students supervised by a graduate teaching assistant are running Channel 6, dubbed GWTV. It runs a news show produced by students in the SMPA Television Workshop […]

GW to improve advising system

Officials are working on an electronic undergraduate advising system that will allow students to view their requirements and course options more clearly. The system – Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning – is scheduled to be implemented next year. The program will initially be available only to academic advisers but will eventually be integrated into the […]

Professor named Carnegie Scholar

Political science professor Sarah Binder will conduct research on the politics and process of federal judicial selection over the next two years, made possible by her recent selection as a 2003 Carnegie Scholar. The award, given out annually to emerging scholars, will provide Binder with up to $100,000 over the next two years to pursue […]

GW officials outline affirmative action policy

While the University of Michigan’s strict affirmative action policy has recently come under attack and may be argued in the nation’s highest court, GW officials said they strive to increase diversity on campus without a quota system. GW administrators said they only look at race and ethnicity when there are “mitigating” circumstances involved, including consideration […]

GW considers old hospital’s future

GW officials said they plan to tear down the former GW hospital and begin plans for a new building within the next nine months that could include a combination of commercial, retail, academic and residential uses. Facilities management officials have been cleaning out equipment and machinery from the building since the hospital moved from its […]

Officials discount food strike threats

Though Local 25 union representatives said an Aramark walk-out is still a possibility if this week’s contract negotiations do not meet workers’ demands, company representatives are discounting threats of a GW food service strike. Local 25 Crisis Management Director Jorge Rivera said workers may vote to strike if negotiations this week do not address their […]

Food workers threaten strike

Unionized campus dining workers threatened to strike Monday if dining contractor Aramark fails to meet demands, including better benefits, more humane treatment and fair wage and hiring practices. Aramark management said the company does not expect a walkout Monday. Employees in the Local 25 union are currently working without a contract while negotiations proceed. The […]