Sara E. Murphy

Fourth-floor offices move for summer renovations

The Marvin Center Governing Board doled out office space Monday for student groups to use this summer while the Marvin Center’s fourth floor is closed for renovations. Mike Gargano, assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, and MCGB Chair Mike Petron held a meeting Monday with representatives of student groups that occupy offices […]

Dignitaries discuss an expanded NATO

Representatives of NATO’s three newest member nations spoke in the Marvin Center ballroom Thursday about their countries’ entry into the alliance. Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic became the first former Warsaw Pact countries to enter NATO, officially joining the organization last month. Hungarian Ambassador G?za Jeszenszky, Czech Republic Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Antonin […]

Marvin Center upgrade may face more delays

Renovations to the Marvin Center’s fourth floor may not be completed by the beginning of the fall semester, Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron said. “I don’t think it will be done by the fall semester,” Petron said. “Business Affairs still hasn’t given (MCGB) a finalized schedule.” Petron said he is frustrated with delays […]

Eight D.C. high schoolers earn GW scholarships

GW awarded scholarships to eight seniors from D.C. public high schools Tuesday during a luncheon at the University Club. The 1999 Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program, formerly called the 21st Century Scholars program, will give eight young women more than a million dollars in scholarship funds over four years. The scholarship money goes toward full […]

GW to change residence hall locks

Students in all residence halls should turn in their room keys starting Thursday because their door locks will be changed, according to the Community Living and Learning Center. CLLC made the decision to change all the locks along with University Police, Facilities Management and the Department of Risk Management, said Helen Dias, director of operations […]

Go to class? Not a snowball’s chance

Students threw snowballs and celebrated canceled midterms Tuesday afternoon as an unexpectedly heavy snowfall prompted the University to shut down for the first time in three years. GW canceled classes at 3 p.m. Tuesday because of inclement weather; the University reopened at 10 a.m. Wednesday. “We’re getting attacked by snowball hooligans,” freshman Jordan Paul said. […]

GW finds asbestos in Marvin Center

Asbestos removal in the Marvin Center may further delay renovations to the building, Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron said. Asbestos, a group of natural mineral fibers known for its strength and fire-resistant properties, was used widely in the past for thermal insulation and fire proofing. But asbestos can damage the respiratory system and […]

Students elect four new MCGB members

Students elected two write-in candidates to the five-member Marvin Center Governing Board during last week’s elections. Peter Frost, Andy Malowitz, Mark Richman and Tony Sayegh were elected to the MCGB, but only Malowitz and Richman appeared on the ballot. Sayegh, who will fill the graduate student position, and Frost were elected as write-in candidates. Mike […]

MCGB’s purpose eludes students this election season

Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron is seeking another term in office, but his name will not appear on the ballot in next week’s election. Petron said he considers himself a write-in candidate. He said he did not run officially because a recent illness made it impossible for him to obtain the necessary signatures. […]

Crowe calls for further U.S. support abroad

Ending a two-year appointment as the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, Adm. William J. Crowe drew on his experiences and his extensive naval career at a lecture Wednesday. Crowe is a former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former U.S. ambassador to the United […]