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Man arrested for assault as hate crime near Foggy Bottom Metro
By Tyler Iglesias, Assistant News Editor • July 19, 2024
Local police arrested a man for assault with a significant bodily injury and bias-related crime last week after he punched and knocked a Jewish man to the ground while shouting antisemitic statements at him.
CPS names director of public relations, communications master's program
By Jenna Lee, Assistant News Editor • July 19, 2024
Lesley Lopez, a former government worker and journalist, will serve as the College of Professional Studies' director of the public relations and communications master's program.
White House security communications adviser talks disinformation
By Jennifer Igbonoba, News Editor • July 19, 2024
White House National Security Communications Adviser John Kirby outlined the skills of effective government spokespeople, including the rephrasing political jargon.
ANC opposes upcoming unhoused encampment clearing
By Rory Quealy and Bryson Kloesel July 19, 2024
The group passed a resolution opposing District officials' plan to clear unhoused people residing at the intersection of 21st and E streets on July 30.
GWPD Chief James Tate said the department will soon begin the final phase of its arming plan.
Officials to rename SRR office, finish GWPD arming rollout
By Rory Quealy and Ella Mitchell July 19, 2024
Effective Aug. 1, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities will become the Office of Conflict Education and Student Accountability.
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Golfeyz said he was walking through the I Street Mall on his way to work when the assault occurred.
Man arrested for assault as hate crime near Foggy Bottom Metro
By Tyler Iglesias, Assistant News Editor • July 19, 2024
Local police arrested a man for assault with a significant bodily injury and bias-related crime last week after he punched and knocked a Jewish man to the ground while shouting antisemitic statements at him.
CPS names director of public relations, communications masters program
CPS names director of public relations, communications master's program
By Jenna Lee, Assistant News Editor • July 19, 2024
Lesley Lopez, a former government worker and journalist, will serve as the College of Professional Studies' director of the public relations and communications master's program.
An Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting agenda from October 2023 sits on a table.
ANC opposes upcoming unhoused encampment clearing
By Rory Quealy and Bryson Kloesel July 19, 2024
The group passed a resolution opposing District officials' plan to clear unhoused people residing at the intersection of 21st and E streets on July 30.
Students studying in the School of Engineering building in February 2023.
Philanthropist gifts GW Engineering two endowed professorships
By Tyler Iglesias, Assistant News Editor • July 12, 2024
Irwin Jacobs, the co-founder of the mobile chip-making company Qualcomm, and his late wife Joan contributed two $3 million endowments to establish professorships in biomedical and electrical engineering.
Staff Council President Bridget Schwartz addresses other group members.
HR officials talk changes to employee management software: Staff Council
By Hannah Marr and Hailey Prunier June 28, 2024
The new employee management software system will enhance user experience by providing additional notifications for time-off requests and allowing employees to customize their homepage.
Perspective: The American Dream has slipped out of sight
By Andrea Mendoza-Melchor, Opinions Editor • July 19, 2024
As I witness American leaders, institutions and citizens make decisions that damage the country, the “American Dream” feels like an illusion I can no longer believe in.
Perspective: Extend empathy to all who suffer from the Israel-Palestine conflict
By Reese Tolchin, Opinions Writer • July 10, 2024
It is time to stop the war. It is time to end the terror. It is time to release the hostages. It is time to end the occupation.
Best and worst of this week's headlines
By Andi Mendoza-Melchor, Opinions Editor • June 21, 2024
GW students may be scattered across the world, but this week’s best and worst headlines help us revisit the District and GW.
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.
The G Street entrance to the Smith Center.
Smith Center to receive new sound system, concessions
By Ryan Jainchill, Basketball Editor • July 19, 2024
The campus arena will get 12 new video displays, an upgraded sound system and three new concession check-out systems. 
Bishop, who etched his name into GW history as the third-highest-scoring player in GW history, will kick off his professional career this summer.
Bishop signs summer deal with T-Wolves
By Ryan Jainchill, Basketball Editor • July 13, 2024
Former men’s basketball guard James Bishop IV will have the opportunity to earn a contract with either the team or their G-League developmental affiliate, the Iowa Wolves.
Womens swimming and diving at a meet in 2022.
Swimming and diving names new head coach
By Grant Pacernick, Staff Writer • June 28, 2024
GW Athletics named Francisco "Chico" Rego as the new head coach of swimming and diving on Monday.
Swimmers dive into the pool during a match in March.
GW swimmers compete in Olympic trials, European championships
By Ben Spitalny, Sports Editor • June 21, 2024
Five swimmers from this past season's GW team competed in hopes of representing their countries in the Olympics.
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.
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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