Susan Schultz

House approves credit union growth

The House of Representatives passed legislation last week that allows credit unions to expand their memberships, effectively invalidating a Supreme Court ruling last month that prevented the financial institutions from appealing to a broad clientele. The legislation could quell concerns that the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union no longer will be able to […]

PB gears up for International Week

In its 177 years as an educational institution in the nation’s capital, GW has become a home away from home to thousands of international students. Of the 19,356 students enrolled at GW, almost 2,500 hail from outside U.S. borders, according to University statistics. Next week, the University will celebrate its diversity with the annual International […]

Ruling may stunt NIH membership

A Supreme Court ruling last week could prevent GW students from opening accounts at the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union in the future. The Court ruled Feb. 25 that credit unions historically have misinterpreted a 1934 law that allowed them to offer membership to groups with a “common bond” such as occupation, association […]

Homecoming events draw above-estimate crowds

This year’s Homecoming gala and the week of events surrounding it drew above-estimate crowds as Student Association and Program Board planners brought traditional, student-organized Homecoming celebration back after two years of overshadowing by University events. “We had not sold as many tickets (for the gala) by Wednesday as we had hoped, but we ended up […]

Book exchange nets $16,000

The Student Association organized its spring book exchange last week as an alternative to the GW Bookstore. The SA’s annual book exchange allows students to sell books to one another. For the first time, however, students were offered the service for both fall and the spring semesters this academic year. “I bought one book at […]

GW offers Mammo Van, cancer support groups

“The instant the surgeon told me, I was ushered into another world, a world in which my former self was submerged in a new identity; cancer patient,” Emily Kofron writes. The best way Kofron found to cope with breast cancer was to educate herself about both her illness and available treatments, she writes.One in every […]

Credit union awaits court ruling

The Supreme Court opened its term in October with a case that could jeopardize the future of the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union and endanger the credit union’s relationship with GW students and staff. The court will decide if credit unions like NIH extend beyond the scope of the Federal Credit Union Act […]