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Officials quiet on date for first campus safety committee meeting following cancellation
By Rory Quealy, News Editor • May 27, 2024
Officials have yet to reschedule the inaugural meeting for a campus safety committee after it was canceled due to the onset of the weeks-long encampment in University Yard.
CPS graduates urged to remain involved in the college as alums in commencement ceremony
By Jennifer Igbonoba, News Editor • May 22, 2024
The College of Professional Studies celebrated 170 graduates, including undergraduate and graduate students, Saturday night in the Smith Center.
SMHS graduates told to take joy in healing, embrace challenges at Commencement ceremony
By Tyler Iglesias, Assistant News Editor • May 22, 2024
Graduates were encouraged to embrace challenges and uncertainty and soak up moments of joy at the graduation ceremony for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Lisner Auditorium on Saturday.
Speights backs Granberg's leadership after weeks of student protest
By Hannah Marr, News Editor • May 20, 2024
The leader of the Board of Trustees expressed her trust in University President Ellen Granberg at a meeting Friday, who then announced plans to create a website this summer to display publicly available financial documents.
The Professors Gate to Kogan Plaza on 21st Street.
Judge grants final approval of tuition refund settlement against GW, lowers attorney fees
By Rory Quealy, News Editor • May 24, 2024
The judge reduced the portion of the settlement fund dedicated to attorney fees from 33 to 20 percent, or from $1,799,820 to $1,080,000, allocating more funds to spring 2020 students.
Vogel to depart from GW Athletics
By Ben Spitalny, Sports Editor • May 21, 2024
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Officials quiet on date for first campus safety committee meeting following cancellation
By Rory Quealy, News Editor • May 27, 2024
Officials have yet to reschedule the inaugural meeting for a campus safety committee after it was canceled due to the onset of the weeks-long encampment in University Yard.
CPS graduates urged to remain involved in the college as alums in commencement ceremony
By Jennifer Igbonoba, News Editor • May 22, 2024
The College of Professional Studies celebrated 170 graduates, including undergraduate and graduate students, Saturday night in the Smith Center.
Crime log: Student struck by car in hit-and-run
By Ella Mitchell, Contributing News Editor • May 20, 2024

Theft II/From Building 2121 F Street NW Reported 5/15/2024 – Unknown date and time Open Case A female student reported her property...

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Commencement speaker Doctor Richmond Hill.
GSEHD graduates encouraged to bring compassion, authenticity to careers
By Hannah Marr, News Editor • May 20, 2024
Richmond Hill, the provost of the Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge Campus and a GSEHD alum, urged graduates to allow authenticity and kindness to be the beacon that guides them throughout their future careers.
Board of Trustees Chair Grace Speights addresses attendees at the Boards May meeting.
Speights backs Granberg's leadership after weeks of student protest
By Hannah Marr, News Editor • May 20, 2024
The leader of the Board of Trustees expressed her trust in University President Ellen Granberg at a meeting Friday, who then announced plans to create a website this summer to display publicly available financial documents.
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.
Op-ed: GW must follow other universities to maintain student trust after protests
By Robert Hildebrandt, Guest Contributor • May 13, 2024
By calling the police on their own students, administration has lost the trust of GW community members.
Perspective: Navigating college dating scenes, women of color must remember their worth
By Nyla Moxley, Opinions Writer • May 13, 2024
As a young woman of color, it is paramount to remember that the way others treat you does not define your worth or desirability.
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.
Redshirt sophomore Max Edwards in a game against Rhode Island in February.
Maximus Edwards transfers to A-10 champion Duquesne
By Ryan Jainchill, Basketball Editor • May 13, 2024
The 2022-23 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year leaves GW after two seasons with Caputo.
Delaware graduate Gerald Drumgoole Jr. transfers and commits to GW mens basketball team.
Revs pick up Delaware transfer guard Drumgoole Jr.
By Ryan Jainchill, Basketball Editor • May 13, 2024
The former Blue Hen guard Gerald Drumgoole Jr. averaged 13.9 points per game this past season, paired with 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
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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