Simone Perez

Money in memory

Julius Fleichman is 86, legally blind and has a passion for sky diving. He recently called the Guinness Book of World Records because he wants to break a record of any kind. But his work at GW may be the most spectacular thing about him. He has donated nearly $500,000 since June 2006 and there […]

GW Brief: Indian Students’ Association celebrates festival of lights

Melodies of 50 Cent, Bollywood and beatboxing helped about 160 students and parents gathered at Marvin Center Friday night to celebrate the Indian festival of Diwali. In Indian culture, Diwali means a festival of lights and the holiday aims to celebrate good triumphing over evil, light over darkness and truth over falsehood. Friday’s celebration featured […]

Florida Congressman discusses “generational” gap

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) emphasized the need for the Republican Party to start looking at “generational issues” in a speech to about 40 students Tuesday night at the School of Media and Public Affairs. In the speech – hosted by the College Republicans – Putnam discussed the importance of understanding the issues young people consider […]

GW Brief: Amnesty International students protest in conditions in Burma

GW’s chapter of Amnesty International is hoping to bring Burma closer to home. On Friday the student organization participated in the National Campus Day of Action for Burma. The group handed out information about the country and articles on the country’s current state of affairs. The group asked students to sign a protest addressed to […]

Former Nationals manager receives inaugural honor

Baseball legend Frank Robinson marked the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s integration into baseball by recounting his 51-year journey in baseball during an award ceremony at Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday evening. Robinson was honored with the Jackie Robinson Society’s Inaugural Community Recognition Award for his accomplishments in baseball and his special contributions to D.C at the […]

WEB EXTRA: Womens leadership host conference on Mount Vernon

Francine Zorn Trachtenberg, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s wife, addressed the demands of being a successful woman at work and at home last week. She spoke at the fifth annual Women’s Leadership Conference Friday at the Mount Vernon Campus. Shelly Heller, associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Elizabeth Somers Center, GW’s women’s […]

Former trustees chairman, AT&T CEO discusses leadership

John Zeglis knows a thing or two about leadership. Along with five years as GW’s chairman of the Board of Trustees, the former Harvard Law Review senior editor was also President of AT&T and chairman and CEO of AT&T Wireless. One Wednesday, Zeglis outlined 10 important lessons about being a leader in the School of […]

WEB EXTRA: Rep. Israel, GW grad, visits College Democrats

Congressman Steven Israel (D-N Y), a 1983 alum, spoke to students Wednesday about our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and Iran’s “unknown vulnerability.” The Congressman urged students to start thinking about what the world will be like for future generations at the event, which the College Democrats hosted and the Jewish Student Association and the […]

WEB EXTRA: iTunesU continues to expand class lecture podcasts

University officials hope to have nearly 30 classes using iTunes to broadcast lectures on students’ iPods by next semester. The Apple iTunes U program chose GW as a pilot school last fall for its new program to broadcast professors’ lectures on the portable music devices. University officials said the program will expand at GW, increasing […]