Shakti Nayar

GW alum, professor spur Iraq policy changes

The U.S. Army will issue reinforced flak jackets to all soldiers serving in Iraq by the end of the month, following complaints lodged by a GW Law School professor. After being informed by a law student and Army reservist serving in Iraq that soldiers were being given Vietnam-era body armor, professor Jonathan Turley wrote articles […]

TWA Flight 800 moves to GW

More than seven years after TWA Flight 800 exploded over the Long Island Sound, a section of the aircraft’s fuselage is being reassembled at GW’s Virginia campus. The National Transportation Safety Board Academy, located on the Ashburn, Va., campus, will use a 93-foot piece of the plane to demonstrate crash investigation techniques. Officials from GW’s […]

Condos to replace local hospital

A new condominium complex being planned for the former Columbia Hospital for Women site will generate millions of dollars for the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods. Trammel Crow Company is finalizing plans to construct a 330,000 square-foot facility with 225 condominiums and ground-floor stores on the site, located at 2425 L St. near Pennsylvania […]

Report finds MPD erred

A recent Metropolitan Police Department investigation found that seven students suing the city for being arrested at a protest last year were wrongfully detained. The disclosure, which came after a federal judge hearing the students’ suit ordered the release of the internal police investigation two weeks ago, concluded that the seven students were among 400 […]

Workers set to raze old hospital

With demolition of the former GW Hospital beginning this week, a new facility built on the cleared site could include academic, residential and commercial space, University officials said The building, located across the street from the new hospital, is being razed with a wrecking ball and claw. Demolition will last until December. While GW officials […]

Alpha Epsilon Pi rejoins IFC

In a continuing effort to expand Greek-letter life on campus, the University and the Interfraternity Council welcomed Alpha Epsilon Pi back to campus last week after the nationally Jewish fraternity left two years ago. Alpha Epsilon Pi is the second newly-recognized fraternity on campus this year. Pi Kappa Alpha, which was accepted last semester, began […]

Author discusses female aggression

Rachel Simmons, author of New York Times bestseller “Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls,” discussed personal experiences with female aggression as well as her research for the book on Monday night. Simmons, who has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Today,” “Dateline NBC,” NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show” and “Talk of the […]

Students celebrate engineer’s week

GW concluded National Engineers Week with a sold-out ball Friday night at the Washington Marriott, raising $1,500 for student engineering activities. The annual week of events is celebrated around George Washington’s birthday because the University namesake was a military engineer. Other events throughout the week included a circuit design contest and a three-legged stair race, […]