Archive | March, 2011

UHP Student Advisor – Alexander Zafran

31 Mar

Alexander Zafran, CCAS '13

Alexander Michael Zafran III
CCAS ’13 – Classical Studies
Boca Raton, Florida

What’s Good! My name is Alexander Michael Zafran (Alex or Alejandro is fine), and I hail from beautiful, sunny, South Florida – Boca Raton if you like specifics. I’m currently a sophomore at G-Dub studying Classical Studies and trying to take over the world, one step at a time. If I’m not at the gym, I’m usually eating, participating in an event in Jewish life on campus, interning on the Hill, or teaching someone “how to dougie.” Call me a Renaissance man – I speak four languages, write for GW’s literary periodical “Wooden Teeth,” am an expert finger-painter, and consider myself a self-trained restauranteur. I can pursue all my interests and beyond at GW, and specifically through the University Honors Program, I do things that very few students will ever have the opportunity to do: take a class at the library of Congress; have a twelve-student course on The Study of Leadership with guest speakers like the Secretary of Homeland Security (no big deal); and save tons of $$ by enjoying fresh, honors-brewed hot chocolate and coffee. As Kanye would say, “Welcome to the good life.”

Advising Areas: Balancing academics and extracurricular activities, Academic challenges, Dorm choice, Internships, Eating healthy in college, Anything!

Last chance for GW Review [Get Published]

31 Mar

Monday’s the deadline!  Enter for fame and glory eternal.


Attention seniors!

The GW Review literary magazine is looking for submissions for their 2011 Senior Contest. One winner will be chosen in each of three areas: art, fiction, and poetry. Winners will be published in the Spring 2011 issue.

The deadline for this year’s Senior Contest is April 4th.

Submissions can be sent by email to with “SeniorContest” in the subject line. Multiple submissions are allowed. Art submissions should be in 2-D format and able to be published in black and white. Please email for more information or visit their website,

Don’t Keep Special Honors a Secret

30 Mar

If you’re doing special honors, we need your Special Honors Verification Form (PDF) by Friday, April 15.

The Special Honors Verification form is a PDF that requires the signature of your special honors advisor/coordinator.

We need you to fill this out to make sure you get counted as having completed your senior thesis requirement.

Evolutionary Histories: Yours and Mine [Lunch]

30 Mar

There’s still time to join us with Professor Wood for his Food for Thought discussion:

Evolutionary History: Yours and Mine

Thursday, April 7th at 12:30pm.
UHP Club Room (714 21st Street)

Seats are limited, and so an email RSVP to is required.

Are the Kids Alright?

29 Mar

A Panel Discussion on the Highs and Lows of DC’s Education System

DYEP and the Black Student Union are coming together to present this event that reveals the pressing obstacles threatening DC’s education system. This panel discussion will open your eyes as you hear from the voices of those closest to the issues: parents, educators, advocates and students. Come and find out how you can get involved and truly make a difference in the District.

Location: Duques Hall, Room 453
Date: Tuesday, April 5th
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm