Samantha Honig

Intelligence czar to address graduates

Mike McConnell, the director of national intelligence, will speak at this year’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony. In 1986, McConnell received his master’s degree in Public Administration from GW. Now he is one of the country’s highest-ranking government officials who oversees a variety of agencies including the National Security Agency. McConnell is […]

School for deaf keeps president

More than one year after students at Gallaudet made national news by forcing its new president out of office, the school decided last week to keep its interim president for an extended period before seeking a new one. On its campus in Northeast D.C., the turmoil, which swept the nation’s only deaf college, continues to […]

Lawmakers tackle textbook prices

Both local and national lawmakers are proposing new plans to control the cost of textbooks in response to rising concern from parents and students about the affordability of higher education supplies. A number of bills have been brought before Congress and local legislatures in an effort to limit textbook prices. Textbook prices have risen at […]

Obama rally at American University draws thousands

Members of the Kennedy family announced their endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at a packed rally Monday afternoon. The rally, held at American’s Bender Arena, drew an overflowing crowd of supporters to the school. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Caroline Kennedy told supporters that Obama reminds them of the […]

Suspect in alumni murder returns to trial

A man accused of raping and killing two GW students in 1988 returned to trial last week, after a mistrial temporarily stalled the case in 2007. Soon after she graduated in 1988, Rachel Raver and her boyfriend, senior Warren Fulton, were abducted from a bar. The two 22-year-old GW athletes were later found dead in […]

Colonial Cash, J Street to change

Drastic changes to the Colonial Cash system that require students to spend predetermined amounts at GW eateries will allow the University to finance sweeping changes to J Street. Nancy Haaga, managing director of Campus Support Services, said the changes to many of J Street’s venues are in response to parent and student concern about a […]

BREAKING NEWS: “Major transformation” to J Street and Colonial Cash policies

Updated Saturday, June 9 at 7:26 a.m. The University will make sweeping changes to campus dining this fall, including modifications to nearly every J Street venue and added Colonial Cash restrictions for underclassmen. The University made this decision in response to student concerns about dining options, said Nancy Haaga, director of Campus Support Services. Administrators […]

Georgetown Metro bus routes change

A District-run public bus replaced the popular Georgetown shuttle that previously stopped next to the Foggy Bottom Metro station. The Circulator, a bus line run by the District Department of Transportation, will now pick up passengers at 22nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and take them to Georgetown. The Metro Connection, a blue and yellow minibus, […]

Marchers call for D.C. voting rights

Thousands marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol Monday afternoon to protest the District of Columbia’s lack of a voting representative in Congress. Despite strong winds and cold rain, protesters of all ages marched holding signs and chanting “Free D.C.” and “No more taxation without representation.” City representatives hope the rally will raise awareness […]

Fire truck accidents up last year, review says

Accidents in the District involving fire trucks increased by 25 percent in 2006, and fire officials have responded with an updated driving course for city firefighters. There were 126 fire truck accidents this past year, according to an article in The Washington Post. Though most of the accidents were minor, 20 people were injured. Alan […]