Sandra Perez

Sandra Perez: In defense of 40 grand a year

Universities, whose apparent goals include the dissemination of knowledge and the creation of a learned society, also have a business side that is seemingly separated from those goals. Although this capitalistic take on such a venture seems contradictory, it is necessary. This rings especially true at GW, which in 2005 was the second-priciest university in […]

Gates Foundation discusses public health

A leader of the world’s largest foundation emphasized the need for a long-term commitment to fighting global health issues at a presentation at 1957 E Street Friday. Rajiv J. Shah, director of strategic opportunities for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke on the challenges of effective global health and detailed the foundation’s strategy for […]

Schools plan for disaster

In the event of a terrorist attack or major national disaster, GW officials have long recognized the need to protect University network and computing systems. But in the disastrous wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, colleges around the country are evaluating the safety of their own technology services. While most institutions are prepared for local […]

College Democrats, Republicans campaign in Virginia

This fall, more than 400 students in the College Democrats and College Republicans are scheduled to become foot soldiers for their respective candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The Nov. 8 governor election between Virginia’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Timothy Kaine and the state’s former attorney general, Republican Jerry Kilgore, has drawn GW students to the frontlines […]

Students enjoy water cruise

Every year GW freshmen travel the well-worn path around the National Mall to see D.C.’s famed monuments, but some freshmen got a different view of the sites Saturday as they cruised along the Potomac River. Thirty tourists, city dwellers and GW students glimpsed the District’s landmark attractions by boat, catching riverside views of the Kennedy […]