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Embattled Peruvian President receives GW award

Before giving the inauguration speech at the National Museum of the American Indian, the president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, came to GW Tuesday to accept the Presidential Award. Toledo was recognized for exemplary leadership four years after he ascended from what GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called a “struggle against adversity” and poverty as a […]

Cabinet member slams corruption

U.S. Treasury Secretary and GW alumnus John Snow blamed CEO corruption for the nation’s lack of confidence in corporate dealings in a speech at the GW Law School Wednesday afternoon. Speaking in Stockton Hall’s Jacob Burns Moot Court, Snow, who graduated from the Law School in 1967, told an audience of about 100 law students […]

The buzz on P Street

Walk half a block from a Starbucks, and you’ll walk into another Starbucks. Most of the time, the old joke rings true: Starbucks is everywhere. But every now and then there are exceptions. One local exception is at 2150 P St., where Soho Tea and Coffee has been providing coffee in an alternative late-night social […]

From corsets to the pushup bra

Women have a wide range of choices when it comes to undergarments. The adhesive, skin-molded, shock absorbent, 18-hour, clear strap, pushup gel bra; wonder; fantasy bras and even the “smart bra” are just a few choices found around the world today. Over time the brassiere has moved from its original purpose of supporting the bust […]

Gospel X-plosion celebrates faith

A few hundred people rocked the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Saturday night for a celebration of God that combined humor, dancing, singing and music at the fourth annual Gospel X-plosion. The event, sponsored by Word Up! Bible Study, featured a variety of musical acts from along the East Coast. Organizers said the diverse program was […]

Hippos, queens and other GW tales

It is 1953. Young women in vogue-style dresses and long, tight skirts make their way to a traditional celebration after a big football game. At one point, homecoming was a part of GW life, until the end of football in 1967, which meant the end of homecoming at GW for a while. “Homecoming died out […]

Spotlight: Rescue 4-6111

In the corner of the Marvin Center parking garage is a gray door outlined with orange paint. Parked outside the door are five bicycles with book bags and helmets hanging from them. The door’s sign also is outlined in orange. It reads in bold letters: EMERG. “These are not book bags,” senior David Rand points […]

Features: Oh, what scary things are seen

Jack o’ Lanterns, spider webs, ghosts and witches are part of the chills and thrills associated with Halloween. The final day in October brings characters found in ghost stories and horror movies to life as people dress up to have a good time. The spirit of Halloween is in the air as students buy candy, […]

Family weekend fun with the folks

The lobby of Lafayette Hall will be draped with buff and blue ribbons and streamers this weekend. GW horticulturists will be out in droves planting new floral arrangements. “I have to clean my room,” freshman Peter Bordonaro said. The cause of the massive clean-up – parents are coming. This weekend is Family Weekend at GW, […]