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EMeRG receives late allocations

EMeRG received its initial allocation of $6,600 Nov. 23 following more than six weeks of lobbying and petitions to the Student Association. The amount is a 10 percent increase above the allocation the group received last year. Student Association President Kris Hart said EMeRG completed and submitted its allocation request on time but the SA […]

SA Notes

SA works to get more meeting space Student Association members will work with University officials in the next few weeks to increase student group accessibility to academic space. Several student organization leaders have said Marvin Center space is limited and it is often difficult to book classrooms. SA President Kris Hart said the SA will […]

GW to fund external SA audit

The University will finance an external audit of Student Association finances after SA leaders found major discrepancies in financial records. The accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers is scheduled to conduct the audit by early spring, SA President Kris Hart said. SA members are pressing administrators to evaluate the University’s financial records after the SA discovered dozens […]

SA Notes

VP Chernak addresses Senate A senior University official said Tuesday that the University would probably not adopt the alternative academic calendar proposal under administrative consideration in its current form. Senior Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak said he has not seen “many people who support the plan around campus.” Under the […]

Faiths share iftar dinner

Jewish students joined the Muslim community Tuesday to share in a ceremonial Ramadan iftar meal. This is the second year the groups broke the Muslim fast together in an effort to promote religious tolerance on campus. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during the day but break their fasts daily after sunset. Ramadan […]

SA Notes

Senate overlooks student group SA President Kris Hart announced Tuesday that the initial allocation request for EMeRG, the student-run emergency medical service, was lost somewhere in the legislative process. Hart said University Police Department officials informed him on Monday that EMeRG was not receiving SA funding, which is normally about $7,000. Hart resolved the issue […]

SA allocates funds to groups

The Student Association finalized its student organization fall allocations Tuesday with about 20 minutes of debate and a relatively calm meeting. Although almost a dozen groups protested their initial allocations last year, only a handful groups voiced concerns this year. The SA quickly responded to organizations’ concerns by giving new groups $150 or denying returning […]

SA Senate looks to renew image

The Student Association Senate will be starting the year with a flurry of meetings, hearings and new legislation aimed at increasing student involvement and activity. The SA is making an effort to rebuild the credibility of the Senate in the wake of scandals last year that saw senators trade recriminations over the purchase of alcohol […]

Tucker Carlson promotes new book

Tucker Carlson, the conservative host of CNN’s “Crossfire,” spoke about the television industry, politics and his new book Tuesday night at Barnes and Noble in Georgetown. Carlson, dressed in his trademark bowtie and jacket, began his comments by recounting how he became a talk show host and the downfall of his first show, “The Spin […]

SJT addresses mandatory summer

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he wished turnout for the Student Association town hall meeting regarding a change in GW’s academic calendar was “more robust.” The 70 students who attended the meeting Wednesday evening questioned Trachtenberg for about 40 minutes about how a mandatory summer session would affect student life and academic affairs. The […]