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Organization donates $4,000 to Banaa

The Clinton Global Initiative awarded $4,000 to a GW student organization to support the group’s efforts to bring additional Sudanese students to American colleges and universities. The Banaa student organization – also known as the Sudan Educational Empowerment Network – is striving to help students from the war-torn African nation attend GW and 35 other […]

Duo enters Microsoft contest

Saving the environment is not an easy task, but it can be done with several clicks of a mouse in a video game created by GW students for a national competition this Tuesday. Graduate students Mark Aoyama and Martin Smith are vying against 20 other student teams for the U.S. finals of the Microsoft Imagine […]

Black Student Union celebrates 40 years

Members of the Black Student Union celebrated the organization’s 40th anniversary Friday night in Marvin Center, reflecting on the group’s historic role as a voice for black students at GW. Although the BSU strives to achieve its founders’ goals, BSU co-President Charles Basden said the organization has changed and grown significantly over its 40 years. […]

College Democrats sponsor lively debate on religion

Web Extra Secularists and their opponents sparred over faith and politics in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Wednesday night. The forum, hosted by the GW College Democrats, featured a panel that included a professor, a clergyman, a nontheist, a journalist and a Congressman – all of whom contributed their own ideas on religion’s role in […]

Photo comes to life at GW

Considering college students’ obsession with posting pictures on Facebook, it might be hard to imagine a world in which some photographs are hidden from sight and never allowed to see the light of day. But this is the world described in “The Falling Man,” a play written by GW alumnus Matthew Johnson and presented by […]

GW community recognizes outstanding female leaders

Web Extra Students, professors and administrators used theater, dance and spoken word performances in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom to celebrate the achievements of GW women at the first annual Phenomenal Women Awards Ceremony. “These women are not just the students and the faculty, but the employees of the university who contribute to life at […]


GW is known for its students being politics buffs, but not every student is looking to work in Congress. Some are just looking for laughs. The Internet comedy channel hosted a competition to find the funniest students at GW Monday night. More than a dozen students vied for eight spots in a comedy team […]

Single dorms are in high demand

Web Extra The single life at GW is thriving, but these singles are not necessarily lacking significant others. Dorm rooms for individual students – singles – are located primarily in Mitchell, Strong and Pelham halls, and they are in high demand, said Seth Weinshel, director of assignments at GW Housing Programs. “The institution knows that […]

Alumnus runs for Congress in Virginia

Web Extra GW alumnus Drew Richardson’s decision to run for the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s sixth Congressional District places him on a long list of GW alumni who have run for local, state and national office. But in his district, it may be a futile choice. “There are a bunch of important issues right now, […]

University installing 135 defibrillators across campus

Web Extra The University is installing automatic external defibrillators, devices that can be life-saving when an individual is in cardiac arrest, across its three campuses. The machines, which are being installed in 135 locations on its Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia campuses, automatically diagnose and shock two of the causes of cardiac arrest – […]