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Federal Reserve governor to head SBPM

Federal Reserve Governor Susan Phillips will take the School of Business and Public Management into the next millennium as its new dean, said Professor Donald Hawkins, head of the SBPM Dean Search Committee. The selection ends a year-long search by the committee, comprised of faculty, students, alumni and business professionals. “She really has a combination […]

SA scrutinizes funding process

Student Association leaders said they hope to inject more responsiveness and accessibility into the student group funding process, after students at several recent Senate meetings complained the process was unfair. The initiative comes in the wake of recent debate over next year’s SA finance bill, and a general concern about the allocation of funds to […]

Residence hall wiring disturbs students

Residence hall technology upgrades disrupted students during the final weeks of the semester, despite attempts by the administration to minimize the disturbance from construction, Residence Hall Association members said. Academic concerns induced the RHA executive board to withhold its endorsement of the University’s proposal to prevent installation of cable and Ethernet connections in residence hall […]

Individuality enhances school ceremonies

Sunday’s Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse, with the White House as a backdrop, will add a touch of grandeur to graduation memories. But individual school ceremonies held throughout Commencement weekend offer a hint of intimacy. The Columbian School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Elliott School of International Affairs, and School […]

Finding the Rhythm

Turkish rhythms flow through the limbs of Oben Cinar with the same intensity of the 100 tiny bells ringing around Supriya Jaganathan’s feet as she performs Bharatnatyam, a ancient Indian dance. Through traditional motions of ethnic dance, performers speak the body language of their cultures – and different styles can speak to one another in […]

Devaluaed currency causes tuition woes

The economic crisis that hit Asian countries may impact the education of Asian students in America. Some Korean students at GW may be forced to re-evaluate their means of tuition financing as the value of Korea’s currency drops. Six months ago, 800 Korean wons were worth one American dollar. But the Asian economic crisis has […]

Trustees incorporate MVC into University community

An 18-month transition will transform Mount Vernon College, which GW has financially controlled since October 1996, into a part of GW. The 122 year-old women’s college in the picturesque northwest edge of the District will become the George Washington University at Mount Vernon College by June 30, 1999. GW became affiliated with MVC last October, […]

Beloved professor loses fight with cancer

GW journalism professor Charles W. Puffenbarger, known to colleagues and friends as “Puff,” died June 28 of cancer. A mentor, not just a teacher, a friend, not just an editor, Puff took himself, his work and his interactions with others to a higher level. “It is what you put into (life),” he told a classroom […]