Victoria Fosdal

Housing fair highlights off-campus options

Students won $1,000 for rent and two $500 gift certificates to IKEA, among other prizes, at the Off-Campus Student Services Fair Thursday at Marvin Center. An announced crowd of 450 students flocked to the fair for giveaways and information on housing options and needed services such as banking, recycling and furniture. “We’re trying to promote […]

Vigil honors the victims of Virginia Tech tragedy

Virginia Tech may be more than 200 miles away from Foggy Bottom, but it felt close to home Tuesday night as students sought comfort in each other at a candlelight vigil. The remembrance packed the standing-room-only Marvin Center Grand Hall with an estimated 400 people in attendance. Organizers, which included student leaders and administrators, provided […]

Cancer gala raises money, awareness

Hundreds of benefactors convened in the lavishly decorated National Building Museum’s Great Hall Saturday evening to raise money and awareness for GW’s expanding efforts in cancer research. The fourth annual GW Cancer Institute Gala raised money that will go toward a media campaign, promoting prostate, breast and colorectal cancer awareness and treatment. The Cancer Institute, […]

WEB EXTRA: Mind and Body Week offers free yoga classes

Lie down with your palms raised and toes turned out, take a deep breath, and repeat to yourself, “I love my body.” This was the essence of this year’s Mind and Body Week, hosted by the Lerner Health and Wellness Center which offered free yoga and pilates classes to students. The class schedule included past […]

Congressman talks about Democrats big midterm win

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) discussed his party’s victory in this year’s midterm elections and what the Democrats will do for college students at a College Democrats-sponsored event Wednesday night in the Marvin Center. Pallone, who won reelection in one of this November’s heated midterm races, stressed the need to address concerns of college students […]

2006 Midterm Elections: Students gather for race results

Two Marvin Center ballrooms were transformed into the “blue room” and the “red room” Tuesday night when students gathered to watch election returns after a day of events celebrating the midterm elections. GW College Democrats, College Republicans and Program Board sponsored the election festivities. When students in the “blue room” learned that Democrats had gained […]

Israeli, Arab American comedians poke fun at Middle East

The political comedy group “Stand Up For Peace” cracked jokes in the Marvin Center Tuesday night about a topic that might seem pretty difficult to laugh at – the Middle East conflict. The comedy group, which includes two actors, Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah, drew an audience of about 200 people. Blakeman and Obeidallah began […]