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English professor’s poetry mirrors life

Jody Bolz remembers when her father’s calls to his dead relatives pierced the slumbering silence of the night. Alzheimer’s disease had erased his identity and much of his memory. “Which one are you?” he would ask his daughter, a poet and GW creative writing professor who was recently honored by her peers for her work. […]

GW Theatre performs Chekhov’s `The Seagull’ with thoughtfulness

“I want to live,” cries Peter Sorin (Troy Miller), endlessly puffing on a cigarette as he wrenches and writhes from undefined but painful ailments. Sorin, a former district attorney, exemplifies the feeling of dissatisfaction and aversion for life in each character of Anton Chekhov’s, “The Seagull.” In his typical style, Chekhov unfolds the tale of […]

In his mind’s eye

Yohannas Demoz sees the world in his memory. “My ears and memory – those are my eyes when I walk around campus,” says Demoz, who was deprived of sight in a 1986 bombing during the Ethiopian civil war. Memorizing the campus layout and the grass edging help him walk straight along the sidewalk. Listening to […]

SA resolution targets accountability, fairness

The Student Association recently proposed the creation of a separate fund for money the SA and Program Board receive from the University fee in an effort to increase accountability within the administration, SA Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss said. But the SA’s request has triggered questions about the SA’s own credibility, student leaders said. Strauss […]

SA EVP asks for `a more honest fee’

Student Association Executive Vice President Jesse Strauss recommended to administrators Monday changes to GW’s system of allocating portions of the University fee. But administrators said the proposal may not offer a better option than the existing system of channeling money. The proposal’s credibility may be at stake because it was included in letters sent directly […]

SAS establishes scholarship

The South Asian Society recently established a scholarship to help students with a cultural background in South Asia fund their GW education. Continuing students with ancestral roots in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who have completed 30 credit hours now have another option to help finance their tuition. “In the past, many student […]

Baker shares his experiences

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III spoke about the Cold War and international U.S. leadership to a room brimming with journalists and about 40 GW students, faculty and staff members at a National Press Club luncheon Wednesday afternoon. Baker relayed personal experiences from his 12 years as a member of the Reagan and […]

Watergate journalists contrast eras of scandal

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the history-making journalists who uncovered the Watergate scandal in The Washington Post, engaged GW students in a question and answer session Thursday. The two famous reporters were peppered with students’ questions in Lanny Davis’ class, “Scandal, Damage Control and American Politics” in an overflowing Hillel auditorium. Students asked questions on […]

Bookstore orders rivals to leave campus

The GW Bookstore faces increased competition as booksellers inside and outside the University challenge its hold on GW students. But vendors vying for the University’s textbook market have encountered fierce resistance from the campus bookstore. Eric Kuhn, co-founder of VarsityBooks, an online textbook vendor targeting the GW market, said GW Bookstore employees asked VarsityBooks representatives […]

GWorld card freezes during busy weekend

Students faced problems paying for books with debit dollars and entering their residence halls when the GWorld card periodically stopped processing transactions this weekend. Services added to the “one card” GWorld system have caused the AT&T software to hiccup as the onslaught of returning students placed heavy processing loads on the technology and its operators, […]