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The Greatest Mascot Dance Routine You'll Ever See

Fans of The George Washington University's men's basketball program are hoping that the team's 2011-2012 season brings as much excitement to the Charles E. Smith Center as these dancing mascots did this past Friday night.

Take a look at the video above, taken Friday night at Colonials Invasions 2011.  It's brilliant, and just might be the greatest mascot dance routine you'll ever see.

D.C. Public Schools Facing Millions in School Infrastructure Needs, According To New Report

D.C. Public Schools Facing Millions in School Infrastructure Needs, According To New Report


This notice comes to us from the U.S. Department of Education:

The U.S. Education Department, in advance of remarks today by Secretary Arne Duncan on the proposed American Jobs Act, spotlighted a new report by the Council of the Great City Schools showing that Washington, D.C. and other urban school systems face substantial, costly repairs to deteriorating buildings and classrooms.

GW Receives Nearly $2 Million to Train Maryland Teachers of English Language Learners


From Courtney Bowe:

Considering Opening a Charter School in Washington, D.C?


This story comes to us from Audrey Williams:

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) today released its 2012 Application Guidelines for establishing a public charter school in the District of Columbia.  The guidelines provide the steps required for organizations seeking approval to open a new charter school or convert a traditional, parochial or private school. The application deadline is February 1, 2012.  Approved schools would be authorized to open in the fall of 2013.

Dorm Room Cleaning Service Comes To GWU

Dorm Room Cleaning Service Comes To GWU

Cue the George Washington University student cheers: Dorm room cleaners are now available in Foggy Bottom.

DC3, launched in April 2011 by GWU graduates Michael Waterman(Class of 2011) and Nate Andorsky(Class of 2010), is a D.C. dorm room cleaning company dedicated to taking some of the filth out of the college experience.

"The idea came about during December of 2010," Andorsky said.  "(Waterman) and I had been involved in other entrepreneurial ventures together during college (at GWU) and we were looking to start something new in the area. We often overheard students talking about the lack of a cleaning service at GW and started thinking about how to develop this idea and turn it into a new venture."

Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

Alexandria's McKinley Marketing Partners Donates Office Supplies to At-Risk Pre-Schoolers

McKinley Marketing Partners, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with offices in Dallas, Texas and the New York Metro area, recently embarked on a new era of operation by rebranding with a fresh logo and an updated, user-friendly website. The new circular design of its logo underscores McKinley’s mission – to provide complete, well-rounded marketing solutions for its clients’ interim or direct-hire needs.

By rebranding, McKinley is moving forward with new ways to assist its diverse Fortune 1000 clientele and to recruit new marketing talent. McKinley also wants to remain a vital community leader in Old Town Alexandria, with office headquarters in a remodeled warehouse that originally operated as an arms dealership. Since the rebranding, McKinley had found itself with reams of logo paper products and other office supplies it can no longer use due to the introduction of its new round logo.

GW Medical Students To Prepare 60,000 Meals to be sent to Horn of Africa

This story comes to us from Victoria Kreha: 

More than 30,000 children under the age of five have perished in Somalia in the last two months as a result of the famine that has stricken the country. With the tenth anniversary of September 11th approaching, the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) wants to bring a global focus to its annual Commitment to the Community day and has decided to address one of humanity’s basic needs—adequate and quality nutrition.  GW SMHS is pleased to be partnering with the DC chapter of Kids Against Hunger to provide 60,000 meals to feed the famine-stricken families in the Horn of Africa.