Tim Donnelly

GW sends grads to White House

President George W. Bush appointed more alumni from GW graduate schools than from almost any other university, according to National Journal statistics released last month. Nine Bush appointees are from GW graduate schools, tying GW with Georgetown University and ranking second to Harvard University, which produced 40 appointees. Four members of Bush’s staff were GW […]

ABC law limits hours for alcohol retailers

A new law will standardize hours D.C. residents can buy liquor and beer around the city starting Aug. 1. Under the new Alcohol Beverage Control law, the city will only allow D.C. liquor stores, which hold a Class A license, to sell alcohol between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Groceries and convenience […]

NEWS BRIEF: GW team wins Mars design competition

Four GW students may help humans reach the surface of Mars after they won NASA’s 2001 MarsPort Engineering Design Competition May 8. Engineers will consider the winning storage facility design of the annual nationwide competition when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans a manned mission to Mars, said Bob Tolson, faculty adviser for the […]

University honors alumni

The GW Alumni Association awarded five Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Saturday night in front of a group of GW officials, alumni, former Student Association presidents and the University’s board of trustees. Former U.S. ambassador to China Joseph W. Prueher, healthcare specialist Frederick L. Brown, corporate lawyer Dee J. Kelly, naval veteran Ronald J. Zlatoper and […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: D.C. may force GW to to switch building contractors

The District could force GW to switch contractors for the new Elliott School of International Affairs building if it fails to comply with laws it currently violates, D.C. officials announced Thursday. Miller & Long Co. has until May 31 to adopt an acceptable apprenticeship program to hire and train D.C. residents to work construction projects […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Reno will address GW Law School graduates

Former attorney general Janet Reno will address GW Law School’s 134th graduating class and receive an honorary doctorate of laws at the school’s Commencement ceremony May 27. About 5,000 graduates and guests will attend the two-hour ceremony in the Smith Center, scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. “We are delighted that the first woman attorney […]

Ellipse Commencement survives colorful decade

GW students have continually stated their resolve to hold the annual Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse and graduate in the “backyard of the White House” since the tradition began less than ten years ago. Debate over the ceremony’s location peaked in recent years, when administrators explored the option of holding the ceremony indoors. GW President […]

GLAAD presents media awards

Comedian Margaret Cho, actor Harvey Fierstein and gay rights advocate Tipper Gore visited Lisner Auditorium Saturday for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 12th Annual Media Awards. The awards, sponsored by Absolut Vodka, honor media organizations and individuals who have accurately represented the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in mainstream culture. Cho hosted […]

GW honors Wouk, Bennett

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk will address the class of 2001 as the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement ceremony May 20 on the Ellipse. GW will award honorary degrees to six others, including singer Tony Bennett, National Symphony Director Leonard Slatkin, Southeastern University President Charlene Drew Jarvis, Greater Washington Board of Trade President John […]