Posts Tagged ‘George Washington University’

The D.C. Commencement Speaker Matrix

Sitting through a commencement address is surely among the least important things that happens during a college career. It’s also the one that inspires the most disproportionately passionate reactions. The announcement that Sean “Diddy” Combs would address Howard University graduates this spring was greeted by both cheers and some skepticism, since Combs is a Howard [...]

The Martial Plan: How Student Veterans Adjust to D.C. Colleges

Before TM Gibbons-Neff cracked a textbook at Georgetown, he was patrolling Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where strangers tried to kill him and his friends.
Before Kate Hoit studied creative nonfiction at Johns Hopkins University, she spent a year with Army public affairs in northern Iraq. At a military hospital, she refused to turn a general’s handshake with [...]

George Washington University’s Latest Marketing Play: Its Basketball Court

Four minutes into George Washington’s scrimmage Saturday against Bowie State, senior forward Isaiah Armwood received a pass from Kethan Savage, squared his shoulders, set his feet, and sank a three-pointer from the Capitol Building.
“Isaiah’s playing really well this year,” head coach Mike Lonergan would say afterward. “When he shoots and he’s open, I feel it’s [...]

GW Admits Non-Rich Kids Were Bumped to Wait List

George Washington University, which has been tirelessly fighting its rich-kid image, admitted that its declared "need blind" admissions policy—a policy that does not factor in an applicant's financial status when determining if he or she should be admitted to the school—is anything but.
Up to 10 percent of GW's roughly 22,000 or so applicants each year [...]

Not in My Back Quad: Can Students Become a D.C. Voting Bloc?

On a September night in 2011, 39 students from D.C. colleges clustered around the steps to Georgetown University’s White Gravenor Hall. From about 9 to 9:50 p.m., they watched a cappella groups and slam poets perform, making about as much noise as three dozen undergraduates can muster without the aid of a pep band or [...]

Six Degrees of Variation

D.C. may be the nation’s capital, but local universities are teaching more than just political science. Feel like you aren’t making good use of your free time? Want to learn how to cure cancer? Check out these programs that are creating some unique young professionals.

Program: Major in Leisure Studies
School: Howard University
Description: Prepares students for a [...]

District Line Daily: The Cash From Nantucket

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

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D.C. Councilman Jack Evans raised about $40,000 for his mayoral campaign at a Nantucket fundraiser attended [...]

House of Horrors: GWU Edition

Massive amounts of money  just doesn't get you what they used to.
Residents at George Washington University—one of the most expensive schools in the country, with a price tag nearing $60,000—have taken to Facebook to express their "horror" stories with GW housing.
"This page was created with the intent of exposing the true state of GW campus [...]

George Washington Students Not All Comically Rich, President Says

The Washington Post Magazine had a story this week about how obnoxiously, amusingly wealthy some George Washington University students are, and university president Steven Knapp isn't happy, calling the Post's portrait of a campus of budding Thurston Howell IIIs "distorted."
Which isn't to say that George Washington's bottle-service class isn't living large. According to the Post, they're [...]

District Line Daily: Sin City

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The District's "sin taxes" on alcohol and cigarettes brought in $42 million last year, up $1.8 [...]

Office Space Joke Gets GWU Student a Visit from Police

Office Space jokes: They're dated, but are they also threatening? Referencing the 1999 comedy earned one George Washington University a visit from campus police earlier this week, as well a request to sign a statement saying that he wouldn't burn down university buildings.
The trouble for freshman Ryan W. Moorman started on Wednesday, according to the [...]

District Line Daily: Spa Overload

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In this week's Washington City Paper, available now wherever fine alternative weeklies are given away: Sadie [...]

Dating App Tinder Burning Up D.C. College Students

He is in your ZIP code and thinks you’re hot—what else do you need? It’s not the most serious dating criteria, but then again, Tinder is not the most serious dating app.
Tinder allows users to find matches based solely on geographic proximity and appearance. It's not the first for straight-people clone of gay hook-up app [...]

George Washington University Booted From College Rankings

Don't screw around with U.S. News & World Report! That's the message today from the popular college ranking service, which has decided to drop George Washington University from its list this year after the university admitted last week it had inflated the number of freshmen who ranked at the top of their high [...]

D.C. College Students Near the Top in Torrenting

Illicit torrent downloads: intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it, really fun. Or so I'm told! Apparently, students at Georgetown and George Washington University feel the same way. Both schools are in the top 50 U.S. schools for use of BitTorrent in 2012, according to an analysis from TorrentFreak.
George Washington students [...]

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