Sarah Scire

University launches search for provost

Correction appended A nationwide search for the University’s first chief academic officer and provost position began this week when a committee of administrators and consultants assembled for the first time on Monday. After the University announced the retirement of longtime Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman in June, Knapp took the opportunity to […]

Sedaris, Atwood will speak at Lisner

Bestselling authors Margaret Atwood and David Sedaris have been added to the long list of celebrity authors appearing at Lisner Auditorium in the fall. Sedaris, the popular humor author of “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” and “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” will speak Oct. 7 at 8 […]

Head fundraiser resigns

The University’s head fundraiser resigned from her position Wednesday, leaving GW with an interim head of its Development and Alumni Relations departments as it ramps up efforts to fund several expensive projects. University President Steven Knapp, who said fundraising and alumni relations were some of his top priorities when he took office in 2007, announced […]

South Korean president visits campus

Wednesday, June 17 Just one day after meeting with President Barack Obama, the president of South Korea spoke optimistically Wednesday morning about reconciliation with North Korea and the future of the global economy at Jack Morton Auditorium. Before a packed audience of University officials, students and diplomats like the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, President […]

University spokeswoman resigns

University spokeswoman Tracy Schario resigned last week from the University’s top media relations spot to pursue other professional interests, she confirmed on Friday. Schario, who directs GW’s media relations department, came to the University in June of 2004. Her departure comes in the midst of a wider external relations overhaul, which began with the consolidation […]

D.C. alcohol agency contacted in review of Treanor death

The University has contacted the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration as part of a review of a sophomore’s January death from alcohol poisoning, ABRA spokeswoman Cynthia Simms said this week. Laura Treanor, 19, passed away in her Ivory Tower quad in January from acute alcohol intoxication, also known as alcohol poisoning, according to the D.C. […]

New Hall renamed Philip Amsterdam Hall

The Board of Trustees approved a measure Friday morning to rename New Hall as Philip Amsterdam Hall in honor of a prominent GW trustee who passed away last year. The renaming request was made by Amsterdam’s son and approved by the Board of Trustees Friday at the governing body’s spring meeting. Amsterdam, who died in […]

Trustees outline goals for next year

Despite news that the University’s endowment dipped below $1 billion this year, GW’s Board of Trustees optimistically charted goals for next year in their final meeting of the academic year on Friday. The Board enthusiastically discussed expanding the University’s research opportunities, improving GW’s Virginia campus and soliciting additional donations for projects like the Smith Center […]

Number of vice presidents reduced

University President Steven Knapp has streamlined his cabinet of senior-level vice presidents in an administrative reorganization announced on Monday, reducing the number of vice presidents from 10 to eight. Knapp chose not to create the chief human resources and chief information officer positions at the vice president level after Vice President of Human Resources Val […]

Sophomore’s death caused by alcohol poisoning

Sophomore Laura Treanor’s death this January in Ivory Tower was caused by alcohol poisoning, according to the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office. Beverly Fields, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Medical Examiner, said the cause of death was classified as acute alcohol intoxication, a clinical term for alcohol poisoning. Fields said she could not release Treanor’s blood […]