Sara E. Murphy

Faculty scholars showcase talent

GW professors, students and community members came together for a day of learning and interaction at the third annual 1999 Scholars Showcase in the Marvin Center Tuesday. During the day, Stage and Screen events in the Betts Theatre ran concurrently with Programs and Panels on the fourth floor and the Scholars Expo in the Continental […]

GW hosts AIDS discussion

In honor of World AIDS Day 1998, members of the GW community and national representatives gathered in Ross Hall Tuesday for a town hall meeting to increase awareness about AIDS and prevention of the disease among young people. The forum, “Youth & HIV/AIDS: The New Battleground,” was moderated by Bill Barnes, an adviser on AIDS […]

GW delays Marvin Center renovation

Marvin Center renovations will be delayed six months or more after administrators made changes to development plans, Marvin Center Governing Board Chair Mike Petron said. Petron attributed the delay to changes made by Mike Gargano, assistant vice president for Student and Academic and Support Services. “What happened was Mike Gargano was not happy with the […]

GW renovates theater and dance facilities

GW artists will gain more practice space when renovations to Marvin Center expand the facilities of the University’s theatre and dance department. Currently, the ground floor of the Marvin Center houses a two-story dance studio. But as a result of the renovations, the first floor will be boarded over to create more room for the […]

New film under siege by Arab community

Director Ed Zwick’s new movie, The Siege, has sparked controversy among Arab groups that say the film promotes negative stereotypes about their culture. In the film, which stars Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis, martial law is imposed in the Bronx, N.Y., after several terrorist acts occur and Arabs are forced into internment camps. GW’s Muslim […]

Cancer patient gets help from GW sorority

The Sigma Kappa sorority will focus its fund-raising efforts this year on helping one of their sisters in her fight against cancer, said Ellen Blankenstein, vice president of alumnae relations for the GW chapter. Michelle Crosby, an alumna of Sigma Kappa sorority and a member of GW’s Sigma Kappa advisory board, underwent a bone marrow […]

SA to monitor Greek-letter groups

The Student Association agreed Tuesday to create an ad hoc committee to consider and review matters relevant to life in GW Greek-letter organizations. The committee will examine Greek-letter issues and advise the Senate’s Student Life Committee and the Senate about these matters, SA Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss said. Undergraduate Sen. Aaron Chacker (CSAS), a […]

Muslims protest Turkish scarf ban

More than 100 Muslim women and men, 22 of them from GW, gathered in Lafayette Park Sunday afternoon as part of an international protest of a Turkish ban on head-scarves donned by women of the Islamic faith. “On the 11th of October from Ankara to Istanbul about two million women protested hand to hand against […]

Auction raises funds for cancer research

GW Greek-letter organizations joined together to raise money for cancer research Thursday night at the First Annual Greek Week Date Auction. Twenty fraternity and sorority members and Student Association President Carrie Potter – the only non-Greek-letter community member to participate – were auctioned at J Street. Proceeds went to St. Jude’s Hospital for Cancer Research. […]

Greek Week offers social, service events

GW Greek-letter community members will come together Thursday to kick off Greek Week, seven days of events that give fraternity and sorority members the chance to socialize and service the community. “The Greek community is more than the IFC,” said Interfraternity Council Vice President for Programming Brandon Moss. Moss said members of the IFC, the […]