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Opening of Aston unhoused shelter unofficially delayed to October
By Ella Mitchell, Contributing News Editor • June 14, 2024
D.C. Department of Human Services officials may again push back the opening of a homeless shelter near campus from August to October, the president of the shelter's provider said at a meeting Monday.
GWPD looks to hire police lieutenant, fill department vacancies
By Rory Quealy, News Editor • June 14, 2024
The police lieutenant position — which will be one of 22 supervising officers that officials plan to arm — calls for candidates who can “maintain proficiency” with firearms, weaponry and police equipment.
Officials perform summer renovations on Lerner, temporarily change entrance
By Hannah Marr, News Editor • June 14, 2024
A University spokesperson said GW is updating Lerner’s infrastructure this summer by replacing flooring in the main fitness center, adding new equipment throughout the facility, replacing the indoor track and adding mirrors in the P3 level.
Federal labor board grants union certification to GW Hospital nurses
By Rory Quealy, News Editor • June 14, 2024
The National Labor Relations Board ruled late last month to certify a union representing GW Hospital nurses, a step toward bargaining with the hospital's owner. Union officials expect the health care provider to appeal.
The Kogan Plaza Tempietto, pictured in April 2023.
GW hires lobbying firm to assist with unspecified 'higher education issues'
By Hannah Marr, News Editor • June 5, 2024
The University registered as a client of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman on May 6, according to the lobbying registration form.
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The Astons entrance on 14th Street.
Opening of Aston unhoused shelter unofficially delayed to October
By Ella Mitchell, Contributing News Editor • June 14, 2024
D.C. Department of Human Services officials may again push back the opening of a homeless shelter near campus from August to October, the president of the shelter's provider said at a meeting Monday.
GW Police Department Chief James Tates badge, pictured in April.
GWPD looks to hire police lieutenant, fill department vacancies
By Rory Quealy, News Editor • June 14, 2024
The police lieutenant position — which will be one of 22 supervising officers that officials plan to arm — calls for candidates who can “maintain proficiency” with firearms, weaponry and police equipment.
The Lerner Health and Wellness Center on G St.
Officials perform summer renovations on Lerner, temporarily change entrance
By Hannah Marr, News Editor • June 14, 2024
A University spokesperson said GW is updating Lerner’s infrastructure this summer by replacing flooring in the main fitness center, adding new equipment throughout the facility, replacing the indoor track and adding mirrors in the P3 level.
SMHS forms certification partnerships with two medical groups
By Tyler Iglesias, Assistant News Editor • June 7, 2024
American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and American College of Lifestyle Medicine recognized SMHS, which will offer certification in lifestyle medicine through the school's integrative medicine program.
Diversity, equity official to leave GW in July
Diversity, equity official to leave GW in July
By Jenna Lee, Assistant News Editor • June 8, 2024
Vice Provost of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Caroline Laguerre-Brown will leave her position at GW on July 1, per a University release Thursday.
Best and worst of this week's headlines
By Madie Turley, Contributing Opinions Editor • June 14, 2024
You may not miss the heat, but you may miss the District. Tune-in for the latest happenings of D.C. this summer.
Perspective: Growing older doesn't mean growing up
By Madie Turley, Contributing Editor • June 7, 2024
As we enter adulthood, there are certain aspects of our childhood and teenage years that we always carry with us.
Op-ed: As we voice support for pro-Palestinian protests, we must clarify their message
By Mark Edberg and W. Douglas Evans May 20, 2024
There are certain aspects of the protest narrative that need to be clear so that demonstrations are not misused or misrepresented in the public eye.
Perspective: Don't lose sight of your well-being to excel in school
By Andrea Mendoza-Melchor, Opinions Editor • May 20, 2024
Eroding your own wellness shouldn’t be the prerequisite to secure an A.
The Triangle Park encampment pictured in March before officials recent clearing.
Staff Editorial: Encampment sweeps aren't the solution to homelessness in DC
By Editorial Board May 20, 2024
The District uses encampment clearings to manage the growing number of unhoused people in D.C., but evictions — often with little-to-no notice and a lack of a concrete plan for relocations — only sidestep homelessness in the city.
Demonstrators stood opposite Metropolitan Police Department officers on the 1900 block of F Street.
Staff Editorial: After calls for police, GW must lead alone to heal campus
By Editorial Board May 13, 2024
The redirection of administrative responsibilities to higher powers in the District cause student voices to be lost in the process.
Margie Foster Cunningham and volunteer assistant coach Justin Watson speak in 2020.
Gymnastics head coach to retire after 39 years leading program
By Ben Spitalny, Sports Editor • June 14, 2024
Margie Foster-Cunningham coached every gymnast in the top-10 scoring of every event in GW’s history, rewriting the record book in her nearly four decades with the program.
GW Athletics Director Tanya Vogel will depart from her position to join the Pictor Group consulting firm.
Vogel to depart from GW Athletics
By Ben Spitalny, Sports Editor • May 21, 2024
Parker Executive Search will lead a "national search" for the athletic director’s replacement.
GW Law alumn Ema Klugman rides her horse as it jumps a hurdle during competition.
Law school alum vies for spot in Paris Olympics
By Sandra Koretz, Sports Editor • May 20, 2024
Klugman, who graduated from GW Law School on Sunday, sits on a list of eligible competitors contending for three spots on Team Australia.
Mens basketball redshirt freshman Garrett Johnson looks down during a timeout in a January game.
Student-athletes call for mental health support amid fundraising push for services
By Sandra Koretz, Sports Editor • May 20, 2024
After the hiring of the University's first student-athlete mental health specialist this semester, athletes reported a need for additional mental health support within the Athletics Department.
The G Street entrance to the Smith Center.
Column: GW's plan to raze the Smith Center swimming pool left some athletes in the deep end
By Syd Heise, Sports Columnist • May 20, 2024
In the wake of officials' abandoned plan to demolish the Smith Center pool to make way for basketball facilities, GW must throw in a life raft to support both its highest-earning and highest-achieving teams.
Bearing witness: Reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic
By Eduardo Gonzalez del Valle, Sophia Escobar, Karolina Montalvo, Saher Mir and Ananya Gondesi March 28, 2024

March 4 was National COVID Remembrance Day. Along side the "Rituals in the Making" team, GW's Department of Anthropology put together a series...

Physics professor talks future of AI, possible misuse
Physics professor talks future of AI, possible misuse
By Eduardo Gonzalez del Valle and Lizzie Jensen March 4, 2024

Breaking the Foggy Bubble: Freshman Lea Nepomuceno Goes to Purple Patch
By Colin Wagner, Karolina Montalvo and Saher Mir February 13, 2024

Join us as we follow Lea Nepomuceno, a freshman at George Washington University, outside of the "Foggy Bubble" and explore Purple Patch, a Filipino...

Unhoused residents, ANC commissioner talk clearing of Triangle Park encampment
By Lizzie Jensen and Max Porter April 23, 2024
News podcast co-hosts Lizzie Jensen and Max Porter discuss the District's plan to clear a homeless encampment on Virginia Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets in May.
Expert talks GW Tuition Hike
By Lizzie Jensen, News Podcast Host • April 8, 2024

On this week’s episode of Getting to the Bottom of It, host Lizzie Jensen spoke with Higher education expert Sandy Baum about the implications...

GW TRAiLS looks to provide relief for students during midterms
By Lizzie Jensen, News Podcast Host • March 4, 2024

On this week’s episode of Getting to the Bottom of It, host Lizzie Jensen spoke with GW TRAiLS guides and executive board members Spencer Wilcox,...

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