Monday, January 11, 2010

University offers buyouts to 39 SEAS professors

by Lauren French

The University is offering buyout packages to 39 full-time professors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science as part of a move to increase the school's research presence, University officials said in December.

FoBoGro wins battle over alcohol license, late hours

by Gabrielle Bluestone

Winning the ongoing dispute with the West End Citizen's Association, FoBoGro's management team has procured an alcohol license.

Basketball falls to Xavier in heartbreaker

by Dan Greene

With less than eight minutes left in GW's men's basketball game against Xavier Sunday, the teams headed toward their respective benches with the Colonials ahead by 10. Xavier went on to dominate the game's next seven minutes, scoring 20 points to GW's one.

Radical cleric Al-Awlaki attended University

by Alex Markoff
Hatchet Reporter

Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical cleric with ties to 9/11, the Fort Hood shooting, and the attempted bombing of Northwest Airlines flight 253, attended GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development in 2001.

Beloved political science professor dies

by Sarah Scire

Political science professor Lee Sigelman passed away Dec. 21 after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 64.

RPM replaces City Hall key card system

by Nicolas Diaz
Hatchet Reporter

Residential Property Management has replaced the old key card system in City Hall with a more advanced system designed to prevent frequent lock outs.

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Campus Calendar

Trustee and benefactor Robert H. Smith dies at 81

by Reid Davenport
Hatchet Reporter

Robert H. Smith, a University trustee emeritus and local entrepreneur, passed away Dec. 29 in Winchester, Va. of a stroke. He was 81.

Alum makes bid for Congress

by Julie Douglas
Hatchet Reporter

A GW graduate and controversial anti-war advocate, known for inciting a campus-wide controversy in 2007, is making a bid for a Congressional seat in New Mexico's third district.

GW graduate killed in Afghanistan

by Amy D'Onofrio

A 1994 GW graduate was laid to rest in his hometown Jan. 9 after being killed last month in a suicide bombing at a U.S. base in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA officers.

D.C. seeks funds for snow cleanup

by Amy D'Onofrio

The District is seeking federal funds to help offset the costs associated with a storm that dropped nearly a foot and a half of snow on the region last month.

Thefts, stalking reported over break

by Ariel Feldman and Gabrielle Bluestone
Hatchet Reporters

Incidences of theft, fraud, robberies, disorderly conduct, harassment, and destruction occurred on and around campus over winter break, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said.

District begins enforcement of fees on plastic bags, parking

by Amy D'Onofrio

This year, some D.C. residents may resolve to change their shopping and parking habits - if not, it will cost them.

University launches financial aid fund

by Chelsea Radler
Hatchet Staff Writer

The University has launched new efforts to promote fundraising devoted to student aid after more students applied for increased financial assistance last fall than in the entire 2008-2009 academic year.

Expelled student's lawsuit dismissed

by Kira Brekke
Hatchet Reporter

A $500,000 lawsuit filed against the University by a former student, expelled in 2008 for alleged possession of LSD and other drugs, has been dismissed with prejudice, a final judgment that bars the student from reopening the case.

Class of 2014 connects online

by Kara Dunford
Hatchet Reporter

Eight months before they will arrive in Foggy Bottom for their first semester, hundreds of the 570 accepted Early Decision I students are seeking out classmates and dishing about the District on Facebook.

Entrance exam to feature new questions, scoring scale

by Shaeera Tariq
Hatchet Reporter

The Graduate Record Exam, the entrance test for many graduate schools, will be revamped and lengthened in 2011, the Educational Testing Service announced in December.

Cold weather hampers alternative trips

by Drew Spence
Hatchet Reporter

The University's annual Alternative Breaks Program had to contend with new challenges this winter - not because of participants or planners, but due to mother nature.

SA dining chair resigns

by Amanda D'Ambra
Hatchet Reporter

The chair of the Dining Services Commission stepped down from her position before winter break, leaving the chair vacant at the start of the spring semester, Student Association President Julie Bindelglass said Friday.

On Hill, alumni battle over health care

by Olivia Kenney
Hatchet Reporter

There are seven representatives, five senators and a U.S. Virgin Islands delegate to Congress who can claim GW as their alma mater, but the similarities between the former Colonials end there as the alumni battled last fall over the controversial, but historic health care package.

Pulitzer Prize winner will join English department

by Sarah Scire

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward P. Jones will join the English department faculty next year to teach creative writing, the outgoing department chair announced Tuesday.

Students rank University services

by Dimple Mirchandani
Hatchet Reporter

In a survey conducted in the spring of 2009 that queried more than 4,000 students, respondents voted Eckles Library, the GWorld program, Colonial Central, Disability Support Services, and the Lerner Health and Wellness Center as the five best University services.

Staff Editorial: SEAS and the buyout

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has taken on a new direction and as the old adage goes: out with the old and in with the new. For SEAS, research is definitely in.

Annu Subramanian: The ideal applicant

by Annu Subramanian
Columnist

It is time that our school amend such a minimalist application and move toward one that demonstrates GW's caliber of education and selectivity.

Andrew Pazdon: A new decade's resolution

by Andrew Pazdon
Columnist

I shan't lie; I've never been terribly good at keeping any New Year's resolutions I've ever made.

One last memo to GW

by Josh Akman
Columnist

This tuition check is my last. How can I possibly convey such a significant message to GW in a brief memo line on a check?

Loss shows improvement, inexperience

by Louis Nelson
Contributing Editor

Tthe GW men's basketball team entered Sunday afternoon's game looking for a signature win against a perennial Atlantic 10 power Xavier.

Women's basketball falls short against Dayton

by Dan Greene

GW women's basketball coach Mike Bozeman has a message written on the board in the locker room: "100 percent GW basketball wins." Saturday's performance against Dayton, he concluded after the game, was only 85 percent.

Men's basketball notebook

On the final shot of his 23-point performance against Xavier Sunday, senior men's basketball forward Damian Hollis reached a career milestone, scoring his 1,000th point as a Colonial. ...

Getting buff in private

by Hadas Gold

Senior Steve Pazan, an exercise science major, has created his own business where the gym and trainer come to you.

Spinning and solving

by Hadas Gold

While most students during winter break were hanging out at home or vacationing with friends and family, sophomore Allen Gannett was in Los Angeles competing for cash on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune.

Hippo Video reopens after maintenance issues throughout fall

by Madeleine Morgenstern

Hippo Video, the kiosk in Ivory Tower that promises "convenient access" to DVD rentals, was out of service fall semester.

Univ. submits six buildings for historic status

by Gabrielle Bluestone

Six on-campus buildings will be submitted for landmark nominations in a Jan. 28 hearing, a staff member involved in the process said.

International students wrestle with visa process

by Kendra Poole
Hatchet Reporter

More international students are attending American colleges than ever before, but difficulties obtaining and understanding visas can stop students from traveling home during breaks.

Area colleges questioned about possible gender discrimination in admissions process

by Andrea Vittorio
Hatchet Reporter

More than a dozen D.C.-area colleges and universities will be subpoenaed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in an effort to determine whether undergraduate admissions offices discriminate against women in an effort to correct gender imbalances on campus