Sarah Scire

Sarah Scire: There’s no write way to say goodbye

I doubt I’ve gotten any ledes right the first time. Most of the time, I don’t get it right on the second, third or fourth tries either. At some point, though, the deadline comes and you let the article go, hoping your last version was your best. I suspect that even if I could publish […]

MIT administrator will be next provost

Steven Lerman, a top-ranking official at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be the University’s next provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, Lerman and University officials confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Lerman has been at MIT for more than 40 years and earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral engineering degrees there before serving in a […]

GW shuts down after historic snowfall

After a weekend of snowball fights, deserted streets and blanketed monuments, the University finally has an official snow day. All classes were canceled Monday after administrators weighed the lack of public transportation options for faculty and staff members, and the road conditions in neighborhoods in Maryland, Virginia and the District remained poor, Executive Vice President […]

Five potential provosts invited to visit campus

Five finalists for the University’s next provost position – the chief academic officer and second-in-command after University President Steven Knapp – will be flown in over the next two weeks to interview with students, administrators and deans, the search committee chairman said Wednesday. After receiving more than 200 nominations for the position, the search committee […]

Pulitzer Prize winner will join English department

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward P. Jones will join the English department faculty next year to teach creative writing, the outgoing department chair announced Tuesday. Professor Jeffrey Cohen noted on the department’s blog that Jones was the inaugural Wang Visiting Professor of Contemporary English Literature last spring, when he taught creative writing and hosted a month-long […]

Beloved political science professor dies

Political science professor Lee Sigelman passed away Dec. 21 after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 64. Sigelman is credited by peers with helping to transform the political science department during his time as department chair and after. He was a prolific author with five books and hundreds of peer-reviewed articles to his […]

Friends report student missing

Editor’s note: Gethers no longer missing; returned shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. Updates on the Newsroom. Original story: City and University police have launched a missing persons investigation for GW student Royal Gethers after friends reported that the senior has been missing since just before 2 a.m. Saturday. Lt. Ralph Neal of the Metropolitan Police […]

UPD chief will step down

University Police Chief Dolores Stafford announced Sunday she will step down from her position after more than 15 years of leading the department. Stafford, who has worked in law enforcement and security for 25 years, came to GW in 1992 and was soon promoted to chief of police. Stafford said she previously planned to retire […]

Clinton, Gates convene in Lisner

In an event billed as unprecedented for two cabinet secretaries, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discussed a wide range of international affairs issues in Lisner Auditorium Monday night, from a possible troop surge in Afghanistan to Iran’s nuclear programs and human rights violations. Tickets for the event sold out […]

Search committee will look for student input

The chairman of the committee searching for the University’s new provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs said the group plans to solicit input from a variety of sources, including students through their Student Association representatives. The search for the combined position began earlier this month after Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald […]