Saira Thadani

Places of worship vary for religious students

No matter the religion one practices, there is always a special location – a temple, a church, a synagogue – that serves as a place for worship. In many ways, these settings are a symbol of the beliefs they embody. Religion at GWPart 2 Places of worship vary for religious students This is the second […]

Religion at GW, through the eyes of the devout

Between internships, classes and friends, some GW students are balancing one more commitment – faith. While the following four students are not representative of all religion on campus, their stories can shed light about religion at GW. By the numbers In 2008, 1,000 GW students took part in a national study conducted by the University […]

Parent tackles advising issues

Stories of indifferent and incompetent academic advisers have prompted one GW parent to try and fix advising issues across the University. Masood Vojdani, incoming chair of the Parents Campaign Philanthropy Board, has reached out to groups of students and gathered their stories – good and bad – about advising at GW. Vojdani said he has […]

Swim teams lose in second home meet

Though they wore pink swimsuits and caps as part of a breast cancer awareness promotion, the special outfits didn’t prove to be lucky for GW’s men’s and women’s swim teams as they both fell to Old Dominion Saturday at the Smith Center. The losses to the Monarchs, by a 108-89 margin for the men and […]

PAF applications increase by 15 percent

Correction appended Applications for the highly competitive Presidential Administrative Fellowship increased by 15 percent this year, with 74 students applying for nine spots, a University official said. The fellowship’s logistics coordinator, Toby Davidow, said this year’s applicant pool is one of the largest groups in the history of the graduate fellowship, which was created in […]

Journalism enrollment stays strong, despite grim outlook

The world’s oldest wire service, the Associated Press, laid off 90 employees last week. The Washington Post plans to lay off parts of its news staff before Dec. 31, and BusinessWeek is letting go a third of its staff as Bloomberg prepares to buy the magazine. But despite a grim employment outlook for journalists to-be, […]

Popular professor, director dies at 65

Gene Cohen, professor and director of GW’s Center on Aging, Health and Humanities, died Nov. 7 at his home in Kensington, Md. He was 65. Cohen’s cause of death was metastatic prostate cancer, according to an obituary in The Washington Post. Cohen researched age and health issues, eventually being appointed the director of the Center […]

Sticking together

Before taking the court, sophomore Kay-Kay Allums and freshman Megan Nipe each eat the same pre-game snack: a turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich. But before they shared this tradition, they had to share the shooting guard position at Centennial High School in Minnesota, where their relationship did not start out smoothly. “At first, I thought […]

Volleyball seniors say goodbye with win

The GW women’s volleyball team bid farewell to a trio of veterans in Sunday’s Senior Day game, making sure to send them off in style with a 3-0 sweep of Charlotte for their second win in three days. Families came to support the departing Colonials (21-9, 8-5 Atlantic 10) as they said goodbye to their […]

Veteran journalist interviews husband for book event

During her 40 years as a working journalist, Cokie Roberts has interviewed countless congressmembers and politicians, fostering relationships that have made her a legend in journalism. She faced a more unusual subject Tuesday evening – her husband. Cokie interviewed husband and School of Media and Public Affairs professor Steve Roberts to discuss his new book, […]