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Nearly a third of FAFSA forms to be reprocessed
By Dylan Ebs, Staff Writer • April 11, 2024
The forms identified were “potentially affected” by processing errors stemming from incomplete tax information and calculation errors.
SGA candidates discuss free speech, sexism at SGA debate
By Molly St. Clair and Diana Anos April 11, 2024
Candidates spoke on an array of issues including how to advocate for student’s free speech surrounding the war in Gaza and the suspension of SJP and sexism faced by female members of the SGA from fellow members of the body.
Foreign policy expert discusses US-China tensions
By Juliet Lancey, Reporter • April 11, 2024
The director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute said at an event Monday that China and the U.S.' opposing stances on issues like Taiwan's sovereignty and TikTok data concerns are fueling tensions between the two countries.
Faculty Senate preview: Senators to recommend changes to Executive Committee
By Tyler Iglesias, Staff Writer • April 11, 2024
The report recommends changes to the structure of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to better represent faculty and prevent the committee from withholding information from the senate.
SGA Sen. Ethan Fitzgerald (CCAS-U) reacts to his presidential win.
Ethan Fitzgerald clinches SGA presidency by slim margin
By Molly St. Clair and Hannah Marr April 13, 2024
Ethan Fitzgerald captured 37 percent of the vote in the first round of ranked-choice ballots before narrowly defeating Lauren K. Harris in the fourth round.
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The Astons entrance on New Hampshire Avenue.
District tentatively sets August move-in date for Aston residents
By Rory Quealy and Erika Filter April 11, 2024
A D.C. Department of Human Services deputy administrator said officials have slated the move-in date for residents of The Aston for the week of August 12 or 19.
Professors Gate leading the 21st Street entrance to Kogan Plaza
Nearly a third of FAFSA forms to be reprocessed
By Dylan Ebs, Staff Writer • April 11, 2024
The forms identified were “potentially affected” by processing errors stemming from incomplete tax information and calculation errors.
Rowers glide across the Potomac River as The Kennedy Center sits on the horizon.
Kennedy Center design proposal to add park space, eliminate highway tunnels
By Bryson Kloesel, Reporter • April 11, 2024
A new proposal adds about 27 acres of usable park space to the area and eliminates highway tunnels and ramps near E Street.
Members of the Faculty Senate listen to and answer questions during last Februarys meeting.
Faculty Senate preview: Senators to recommend changes to Executive Committee
By Tyler Iglesias, Staff Writer • April 11, 2024
The report recommends changes to the structure of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee to better represent faculty and prevent the committee from withholding information from the senate.
President Ellen Granberg poses with George attendees at a basketball game.
Granberg looks to build DC connections amid city labor, safety shortfalls
By Ianne Salvosa, News Editor • April 8, 2024
D.C. government and nonprofit leaders said University President Ellen Granberg has a distinct opportunity to strengthen workforce pipelines and rapport with residents during her tenure.
Quick Take: GW's study abroad program is too expensive
By Jamie Greenberg, Opinions Writer • April 11, 2024
The process of trying to study abroad at GW is not the problem, it’s a streamlined experience. Rather, it’s the cost of studying abroad that is appalling. 
Students should vote yes on this year’s referendum
By Editorial Board April 8, 2024
To tell the Board of Trustees you support student representation, vote yes on this year's referendum.
Student Government Association vice presidential candidate Aly McCormick.
Aly McCormick for vice president
By Editorial Board April 8, 2024
McCormick, an outsider to GW, looks to prioritize transparency with the SGA and improve Title IX resources.
Student Government Association presidential candidate Lauren K. Harris.
Lauren K. Harris for president
By Editorial Board April 8, 2024
Lauren K. Harris has what it takes to lead the SGA, and she deserves students’ votes.
Letter to the editor: GW Dining addresses concerns over food safety, dining experiences
By Seth Weinshel, Douglas Frazier and Matthew Thompson April 4, 2024
The associate vice president of business services at GW, the executive director of GW Dining and the vice president of operations for Chartwells Higher Education at GW address issues in GW dining and reassure food safety measures.
Quick Take: GW spends millions on expansion project while my dorm falls apart
By Cecilia Palumbo, Opinions Writer • April 4, 2024
Rather than tending to the issues in older, more run-down dorms like mine in Munson Hall, GW instead focuses on numerous campus renovations and expansion projects right across the street from me.
Coaches Zak Boisvert (left) and Dwyane Lee talk strategy in a loss against Rhode Island
Men's basketball reshuffles coaching staff after assistant's departure: ESPN report
By Ryan Jainchill and Syd Heise April 11, 2024
Zak Boisvert joins Josh Schertz's staff at Saint Louis University after coaching the Revs for two seasons.
The womens rowing team cuts through the Potomac River during a practice this semester.
Rowing takes on Ivy League and A-10 teams at Saint Joseph's Invitational
By Kristi Widjaja, Staff Writer • April 8, 2024

Rowing competed against Atlantic 10 competitors Massachusetts and Rhode...

A cluster of GW sailboats glide across the Potomac River.
Club sailing works to stay afloat
By Carrie McGuinness, Staff Writer • April 8, 2024
After being cut as a varsity team in 2020, sailing has sunk down the national rankings.
Graduate student attacker Emma Nowakowski broke the GW program record for goals in a game against VCU on Saturday with eight.
Women's lacrosse wins first A-10 game, beats VCU in overtime
By Jennifer Igbonoba, Contributing News Editor • April 8, 2024

Women’s lacrosse (4-10, 1-5 A-10) won their first conference game of the season, beating Virginia Commonwealth (4-9, 3-2 A-10) 15-14 in overtime...

A swimmer slices through the water during a meet.
GW swimmer places 14th at NCAA Championships
By Grant Pacernick, Staff Writer • April 1, 2024
Three GW swimmers competed at the NCAA Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend.
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...

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,...

DeRay Mckesson talks DC Crime Bill opposition
By Lizzie Jensen, News Podcast Host • February 26, 2024

On this week’s episode of Getting to the Bottom of It, host Lizzie Jensen spoke with author, activist and executive director of Campaign Zero,...

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