Sarah Wheaton

Pell grants to rise by $50

Students receiving federal Pell Grants will be eligible to increase their awards by $50 next year, capping the grant at $4,050. The allocation is a compromise between a Senate bill that would have raised the maximum award by $100 and a Bush administration proposal to leave the maximum at 2002 levels for the next two […]

Kalb talks war coverage

Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clark and New York Times White House Correspondent David Sanger headlined a discussion on the media’s coverage of the war Monday at the GW-sponsored Kalb Report. About 350 people, including many students, packed the National Press Club for the event, “The War in Iraq: Journalism’s Role and Responsibilities.” Bill Plante of CBS […]

Panel attacks media bias

This article is biased. That’s because “there is no such thing as objectivity in news coverage,” said Nathan Guttman, a Washington correspondent for Israel’s Ha’aretz Daily Newspaper, at a forum on media and public diplomacy at the Law School Monday. Guttman explained while journalists can strive for balance and objectivity in their reporting, the nature […]

Student ‘Crossfire’ sparks debate

Sporting more hair than James Carville and lacking the bow tie of Tucker Carlson, GW students duked it out on the CNN “Crossfire” set in the Media and Public Affairs building Tuesday night. Hosted by former Student Association President David Burt, the program featured debates between SA presidential runoff candidates Kris Hart and Steve Sobel […]

GWBlitz! folds amidst staff conflict

The GWBlitz! ceased production last month amidst conflict among staff members, the publisher and other University departments. After one and a half years of a monthly print edition and regular Web site updates, the December issue was the final edition of the Blitz. “We really couldn’t put the money together,” publisher Derek Grosso said, explaining […]

Students set up textbook swap

Junior Tim Calise says he has “always been an entrepreneur.” Matt Mandell, also a junior, says he is frustrated about exorbitant textbook prices and getting too little money back when he sells books to the bookstore. Put both GW students together in a residence hall room during summer 2002 and the result was VarsityText.com. Officially […]

Muslims, Jews break bread

Jewish and Muslim students said Tuesday’s interfaith iftar dinner should serve as a positive example for cross-cultural relations on campus and throughout the world. The meal, which traditionally ends daily fasts during the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, drew about 300 Muslim students and at least 100 Jewish students, as well as several faculty members, […]

Muslims, Jews to share meal

Muslim and Jewish students will put aside cultural differences Tuesday night when they share a meal and celebrate the end of the daily fasts of the Muslim holiday Ramadan together. Jewish and Muslim students participated in the meal, Iftar, five years ago but have not celebrated together since. Organizers said they hope Tuesday’s event will […]

J-Street workers strike deal

Unionized food workers voted to approve a three-year contract with food service provider Aramark Wednesday, after about five months of negotiations. Aramark responded to most of the workers’ demands concerning higher wages, better health care benefits and more efficient grievance procedures in the new contract, union representatives said. All but one of the 80 unionized […]

CBS veteran speaks at GW

Richard C. Hottelet spent 14 months in a German prison, witnessed the D-Day invasion firsthand and dove out of the path of a crashing plane, all before his four decade career at CBS radio began. More than 150 people gathered in the School of Media and Public Affairs building Thursday evening to hear GW Vice […]