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Dean named president of UMW

William Frawley, dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, was named president of the University of Mary Washington Friday. He was one of three finalists for the presidency of the Fredericksburg, Va., school. “It is a great honor to be entrusted with the leadership of this fine institution,” Frawley said in a statement […]

LaRouche supporters disrupt Law School

Law School students and professors had a few unexpected visitors to their classes Wednesday, and they weren’t guest lecturers. Supporters of longtime presidential candidate and convicted felon Lyndon LaRouche intruded on two classes, professors and students said. For a group known for driving through campus questioning the Bush administration through a bullhorn, Wednesday’s tactics were […]

Big response to small explosion in chemistry lab

Samson Hall reopened Friday morning after a small explosion resulting in no injuries sent ambulances, fire trucks and hazardous materials vehicles swarming to the building at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday. University officials initially termed the explosion a “very small, adverse chemical reaction.” John Petrie, GW assistant vice president of Public Safety and Emergency Management, said […]

WEB UPDATE: Small chemical reaction triggers huge police and fire response at Samson

Posted Thursday, Jan. 19, 6:15 p.m. Updated Friday, Jan. 20, 10:20 a.m. A small explosion resulting in no injuries sent ambulances, fire trucks and hazardous materials vehicles swarming to the intersection of 21st and H streets at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday. University officials initially termed the explosion a “very small, adverse chemical reaction.” John Petrie, […]

Student suspended following depression treatment sues University; case provides look into endangering behavior policy

A former GW student has filed suit against the University, GW Hospital and eight campus administrators because he was suspended from classes, removed from his dorm and barred from campus after he sought treatment for depression and suicidal thoughts. In a civil suit filed in D.C. Superior Court in October, former student Jordan Nott alleges […]

WEB UPDATE: Communications professor dies

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. GW communications professor Charles Feldman, who taught classes in public communication and small group communication this semester, died earlier this month. Feldman, who lived in Alexandria, Va., was an adjunct professor and taught at GW for about four years. He died Nov. 8 and is survived by his wife […]

WEB UPDATE: GW building open again after bomb threat

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2:30 p.m. A building at 2100 M St. housing University offices has opened back up after being put into lockdown mode by the Metropolitan Police Department. Police placed the building on lockdown after a bomb threat was called to an adjacent office building at about 2 p.m., said John Petrie, GW […]

Art history professor dies suddenly at 58

Professor Melvin Lader, a former chair of the art history department who was currently serving as a graduate student adviser, died suddenly in his Alexandria, Va., home Wednesday of a heart condition. He was 58. Lader is survived by his wife and two sons. This semester he taught a graduate seminar in 20th-century art. He […]