Shaeera Tariq

Capital Funk makes it look easy

Capital Funk keeps everything simple. Except for their dancing, that is. This no-frills approach didn’t take away from the group’s performance April 10 at Main Event, a regional hip-hop dance competition where it won first place. “We wear a cool T-shirt designed by one of the members,” said senior Kalie Kelman, former captain of Capital […]

Balancing grades and gigs

Freshman Travis Lyon, lead guitarist for the quintet called The Quincy Mumford Band, has a full plate this year. Lyon is a full-time student at GW, but he also tours up and down the East Coast with the band. “Music takes up more of my time than I realize,” he said. “It’s my favorite thing […]

Managing taxes in the real world

With April 15 right around the corner, accountancy department chair Keith Smith has words of wisdom for students filing taxes. For some undergraduates, parents will prepare students’ returns along with their own, having the students sign the forms when they return home for spring break, Smith says. But, if parents are cutting the ties a […]

Choosing the right health insurance

Last week, we spoke with professor of finance Neil Cohen about applying for a credit card. This issue, Leonard Friedman, professor in the health services management and leadership department, tells students how to obtain health insurance that is both complete and won’t break the bank. <strong<Obtain health insurance through your employer The costs of getting […]

GW, area colleges plan ‘Haiti Day’

Senior administrators are reaching out to universities across the District and in Virginia to launch a “Haiti Day” to promote long-term aid in Haiti, after an earthquake devastated the country last month. GW alumna and first lady of Haiti Elizabeth Preval is in talks with Univeristy President Steven Knapp to promote the initiative. Vice President […]

John Mayer gets back on track

John Mayer’s controversial interview with Playboy earlier this month did not prevent him from performing to a nearly sold-out Verizon Center Saturday night, impressing the crowd with his velvety vocals and expert guitar playing. Mayer was playful onstage and seemed to be in high spirits, despite the backlash to overly candid comments he made in […]

Managing your credit in the real world

Last time we spoke with financial consultant Peter Bielagus about how to manage a budget. Now, professor of finance Neil Cohen takes us through applying for a credit card – even without a credit history – and the best ways to maintain a good credit score. Cohen says students are ideal prospects for new credit […]

Managing money in a post-grad life

“Welcome to the Real World.” The word ‘budget’ may send chills up students’ spines – especially if they are approaching graduation. But if students take the appropriate steps, managing their finances could be easier than imagined, said Peter Bielagus, financial coach and consultant. Bielagus said students who start planning before graduation will be more prepared […]

Philosophy professor wins fellowship

Chair of the philosophy department David DeGrazia won a $50,400 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities last month for his work examining ethical issues connected with human reproduction and genetics through moral philosophy. With the grant, he will explore abortion and embryo research, decisions to have children with severe disabilities, the use of […]

Entrance exam to feature new questions, scoring scale

The Graduate Record Exam, the entrance test for many graduate schools, will be revamped and lengthened in 2011, the Educational Testing Service announced in December. Calling the changes “the largest revisions” in the history of the GRE, the Educational Testing Service said at the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools in December that […]