Sarah Lechner

GW awaits two building permits

University officials said Friday they are still waiting for two permits to continue construction on the Marvin Center. Roger Lyons, executive director of facilities for the Office of the Vice President and the Treasurer, said the University still needs to obtain a permit for excavation, sheeting and sheering and a full building permit before the […]

‘Crossfire’ ignites students

CNN’s Crossfire brought the heat of what pundit Bill Press described as possibly the most exciting heavyweight match since Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear to the GW campus Monday, as CNN began a week of live broadcasts on the 2000 campaign from Lisner Auditorium. Show hosts Robert Novak, Mary Matalin and Press discussed […]

District office rejects GW campus plan

The mayor’s Office of Planning recommended in a report Friday that the Board of Zoning Adjustment deny GW’s campus plan because the plan does not conform to District code. Although the BZA makes the final decision regarding the campus plan, a negative endorsement from the planning office could sideline the proposal. The BZA, which is […]

Campaign launches youth voting initiative

ServiceVote2000, a national campaign encouraging civic engagement of American youth, is gearing up for the election season. We want students to get engaged in the full cycle, said Matt Leber, campaign manager for SV2K. The group aims to get young people between age 18 and 24 involved in politics and community service, Leber said. Leading […]

Building a new future: GW improves campuses

Students will notice several on-campus changes as buildings under construction near completion later this year. School of Media and Public Affairs: The new School of Media and Public Affairs building will open later than expected due to building delays, said Jean Folkerts, dean of SMPA. Originally, faculty members were supposed to move into their offices […]

Veteran reporter joins SMPA staff

Former White House news correspondent Helen Thomas will join the School of Media and Public Affairs September as a Shapiro Fellow. I’m looking forward to meeting students, she said. Designed to bring professionals to the school, the Shapiro Fellowship is funded by the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust. My goal is to fire […]

University honors Mohammed VI

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presented His Majesty Mohammed VI, the King of Morocco, with an honorary doctorate of law before a crowded Marvin Center Ballroom at Convocation Thursday. Addressing the crowd, Mohammed said he hopes to enhance the longstanding Moroccan-American relationship, which has found a common bond in “liberty, justice and solidarity.” “Let us […]

Campus construction continues for 2000-01

GW’s incoming class will see multiple construction projects around campus next year. Major renovations on the Marvin Center, GW’s student center at the corner of 21st and H streets, will begin in August, said Mike Gargano, assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services. A four-story addition is planned for the 21st Street side […]

CI leaders work long hours to prepare for new class

Colonial Cabinet members have fond memories of their own experiences at Colonial Inauguration. I had such a great time at CI, sophomore Tracy Wei said. I wanted to do it so (incoming) freshmen could have the same experience I had. The intimidating experience of coming to GW is one of the reasons sophomore Shari Cooperman […]

GW awards four honorary degrees to speakers

GW will award honorary degrees to four speakers at the 2000 Commencement ceremony May 21. U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will give the keynote address. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), historian Sir Martin Gilbert and World Bank Group President James Wolfensohn will also speak, University officials said. Universities all over the country are going to […]