Tricia Parker

Seniors drink up at Oktoberfest

More than 450 seniors flooded the Marvin Center’s third floor terrace Thursday night for GW’s second annual senior Oktoberfest; renewing old connections over beer, bratwurst and a backdrop of a three-piece band wearing lederhosen. The event, run by the Senior Class Gift Campaign and funded by the Office of Advancement, was deemed a success by […]

GW health plan to cover birth control

Students can now obtain birth control pills and other contraceptives under Student Health’s insurance plan, the Chickering Group, for the first time. GW Student Health Director Dr. Isabel Goldenberg said the change came after growing concern about sexual health coverage among students. The coverage change was implemented after a group of GW law students sent […]

Students get down one last time

Fortune-teller G.A. Orndorff took a sip of wine and studied the cards placed in front of graduating senior Marla Scriffignano. “You like to relax as much as you work,” she told Scriffignano. “But you have a very good fortune.” Orndorff told the fortunes of dozens of soon-to-be graduates and their families at Monumental Celebration in […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: GW location attracts faculty

Although a recent report claims GW’s full-time faculty salaries are not up to par with those of comparable universities, officials say high pay is only one of many factors that attract professors. Other factors such as location and resources available to professors outside of the classroom can play a part in attracting faculty. “Location is […]

GW faculty salary lags behind average

GW’s full-time faculty members earn less on average than most of its market basket schools, including New York and Boston universities, according to a report released Friday by the American Association of University Professors. The report, published in the Friday edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, lists GW’s average salary for a full professor […]

Paintball team to compete nationally

Watch out, Chicago – the Colonial Fury is on its way. After recently securing several corporate sponsors, GW’s paintball team has funding to compete in two tournaments in April, including the National College Paintball Championships in suburban Joliet, Ill. It will be the first time the team will compete at the national level. “We’re really […]

War abroad hits home

As violence in the Middle East continues to escalate, GW students are expressing their solidarity with the Palestinians or Israelis by rallying at demonstrations around D.C. “Now is the time when all of us, including my fellow students across the country, must stand up . with Israel,” said sophomore Gabi Gershowitz in a speech Monday […]

New Hall ready for power outs

GW building officials said failures in New Hall’s emergency light system last week were caused by an elevator that malfunctioned before power in the building went out. When power cut off last Wednesday night, exits signs and an elevator emergency call box failed, leaving one student trapped in an elevator and rooms dark for about […]

Students assaulted by man on D.C. bus

Two students were assaulted by a man who appeared to be drunk and “delusional” on a D.C. Metrobus last week on their way to a Southeast D.C. elementary school. The students, tutors for GW’s Heads Up program, said the aid of an unidentified “Samaritan” helped them escape the incident unharmed. Forty-eight GW students travel to […]

Post executive lectures on newspaper trade

Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie, Jr. gave more than 50 students an inside look at one of the nation’s largest newspapers Tuesday night. His speech in the Marvin Dorothy Betts Theatre centered on how Sept 11 affected newsrooms across the country, the inner workings of The Post and where he thinks the news industry […]