GW's largest college will release a list of five candidates to be the next dean of the school by the end of February, said Leslie Jacobson, the head of the search committee The search committee will conduct interviews for the five candidates between February and March, and then recommend their top three choices, she said.
Monday, February 5, 2007
About 80 people, including GW students, attended a panel discussion Thursday in the World Bank InfoShop about the role of the media in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The audience, which consisted of World Bank employees and journalists in addition to the students, came to hear from the editor and three contributors to the book "The Media and the Rwandan Genocide," released last week.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito presided over the Law School's annual Van Vleck Moot Court Thursday, marking the second consecutive year a member of the nation's highest court has judged the competition. More than 1,200 students crowded the seats of Lisner Auditorium to hear the proceedings, which are modeled after the U.S. appellate court system.
As Democratic presidential candidates made their way in and around the beltway this weekend, in their footsteps were hundreds of members of the college democrats from around the country. At the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting in downtown D.
GW announced the addition of nine new partners to the Colonial Cash system, but popular new grocery store Trader Joe's is not on the list.
Monday CI Staffer Info Session Want to be a part of CI? Enjoy working with kids? Come find out more. 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 414 Sponsored by Colonial Inauguration Tuesday Senior Prom 2007 Volunteer Orientation Come learn about getting involved with an event that honors and celebrates senior citizens in D.
GW's Masters in Business Administration program is the 67th best in the world, according to the "Financial Times'" 2007 top full-time global M.B.A. programs report. GW ranked 75th in the 2006 report and 97th in 2005. "Our alumni are making great strides in the corporate world, fulfilling their dreams, testifying to and demonstrating the value of their GW experience.
GW Diaspora, a new research and policy program housed in the Institute for Global and International Studies in the Elliott School of International Affairs, will study groups displaced from their native lands. "Governments and international organizations are beginning to acknowledge diasporas as important political, economic and social actors on the global stage," said Jennifer Brinkerhoff, the director of the program, in a press statement.
Carvings, the newest dining venue on campus, will open by the end of this week in the first floor of Potomac House, according to the restaurant's owner Paul Park. Officials had previously said the dining venue in GW's newest residence hall would open early last semester.
The freshman arrested in mid-January for allegedly picking up a box containing marijuana from the GW Package Center is due in court next week for two drug charges. Sriram Prakash will go before the D.C. Superior Court next Monday for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Channing Phillips, spokesperson for the U.
Chaplain James J. Yee spoke Wednesday about his experiences serving 76 days in a Guantanamo Bay detention camp after being accused of espionage, spying and aiding alleged Taliban and Al-Qaeda prisoners. The GW Islamic Society sponsored Yee's visit to campus, which packed the Marvin Center's Grand Ballroom with audience members interested in hearing Yee's first-hand accounts of his stay in the controversial U.
News of GW's endowment breaking $1 billion was largely met with apathy among students last week. This number means nothing to the average GW student because we have no context in which to place it. One billion dollars is an enormous amount of money - it seems that we could easily get newspapers back in the dorms or buy the poor music department a new guitar, maybe even a piano.
It is difficult for a person to have the confidence to succeed in most endeavors while facing an identity crisis. Inherently, competing inclinations prevent such a person from utilizing their energy and talents toward a single purpose. Such is the case with a University as well.
Tell me your name, and in less than a minute, I can know where you go to school, where you live, your screen name, who your friends are and what you did last Friday night. Give me another minute and a search engine, and I will know your home address, phone number, the particulars of your seventh grade blog and anything that you have ever done worthy of attention.
Who cares about green? Regarding the Hatchet's article "How Green is GW?," (Feb. 1, p. 1) am I the only one who doesn't care? I think GWU should concentrate on optimizing academic and residential experiences before worrying about anything that won't make a difference for its students.
The Princeton Review may say GW students live like kings (look at their annual "Dorms Like Palaces" rankings). But take a look at the exterior of the West End - one of GW's older residence halls - and you might wonder what kind of royalty lives inside. Outside of the West End, wires dangle down the side of the building, making it look less like a palace and more like a project.
GW alumnus Jeremy Pollok still comes back to campus to watch his favorite Colonials on the basketball court, but to him there's one big post-game problem. "There is no place (on campus) to go before or after the game to hangout," he said. So Pollok decided to bring a new branch of his Mount Pleasant restaurant TONIC to Foggy Bottom, and give students a place eat, drink and socialize in the heart of campus.
On a cold Friday night at Firefly restaurant in Dupont, two GW sophomores - Turner Swicegood and Kate Hornyan - met up for a surprisingly not-so-blind date full of lots of food and conversation. Turner: Overall, it was a great date. It was actually funny because we knew each other before the date through GW's Emerging Leaders Program.
Junior Amanda Limmer, a double major in English and journalism, is spending the spring semester studying at Syracuse University's campus in Florence, Italy. A few times this semester she, along with other students spread out across the globe, will share her experiences and observations abroad as one of The Hatchet's "GW expats.
Q: How can students learn how to use the new iHousing system? A: There are a number of ways - one where a student doesn't need to leave their room, they can go onto the GW Housing Programs Web site, and there is an entire section on iHousing with FAQ, screen shots, policy information, procedures, the calendar of information sessions.
For junior Kim Beck, the GW women's basketball team's 72-53 win over Richmond was more than just another victory. It was a 16-point, seven-assist performance that moved Beck to third on the Colonials' all-time assists list. It was also a statistically important game for junior Sarah-Jo Lawrence, as she registered her first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The last time the GW men's basketball team lost back-to-back games T.J. Thompson was still a guard at GW, Rob Diggs was in high school and GW head coach Karl Hobbs had never coached in an NCAA tournament game. It was Jan. 25, 2005, and the GW men's basketball team lost to Xavier on a last-second shot at Smith Center only three days after losing to Richmond.
The gymnastics team sent three gymnasts to the NCAA Regional Championships last season, but this year, the Colonials are focused on sending a few more gymnasts to the meet. In fact, they are determined to qualify as a team. After placing second out of four squads at the GW/Lindsey Ferris Invitational to open the 2007 season, the Colonials are set to build on last year's success and book a trip to NCAA regionals in Morgantown, W.
GW's 20-year Campus Plan will go before the D.C. Zoning Commission Monday for possible approval after Catholic University's proposed campus plan amendment passed during a single public hearing late last month. Monday's hearing for GW's plan, which is a proposed agreement between the city and GW on restrictions for future campus development, is the seventh meeting in a four-month process before the Zoning Commission.
With the new Democratic majority in Congress, some young conservatives may be wondering how the change will affect their chances of getting an internship or job on Capitol Hill. Most professionals and experienced students close to the issue agree there are plenty of opportunities for everyone.
Politics and rock music do not usually go hand in hand, but the founder of Hopeless/Sub-City Records and the Take Action Tour, Louis Posen, has managed to break down that barrier and force the two to join forces through a nationwide music and awareness tour.
For many, there will be no beach party this Spring Break. Instead, students from across the nation are gathering to rebuild New Orleans. Katrina Corps, a grass-roots effort, is hoping to bring 25,000 students to New Orleans from March 5th - April 6th, 2007, known as the Katrina Challenge.
More than 400 students from over 39 states gathered in the Nation's capital February 2-5, 2007, for the Global Justice Conference on AIDS, Trade and Child Survival. This was the first joint conference of Global Justice's three student campaigns, the Student Campaign for Child Survival (SCCS), the Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC), and the Student Trade Justice Campaign.
The student loan saga continued Monday when shares of the nation's largest provider of loans dropped the most in 14 years. According to Bloomberg, SLM Corp's stock fell 8.8 percent on the New York Stock exchange, "the biggest one-day percentage decline since February 1993.
Posted Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2:27 a.m. The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures dealt a heavy blow to campus water pipes Tuesday afternoon. Flooding in three separate buildings ensued after pipes ruptured in the Marvin Center, the hospital and the Law School, prompting evacuations into weather in the mid-20s.