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Institute director discovers new way to measure autism

by Lillianna Byington | Contributing News Editor

Kevin Pelphrey, the director of GW’s autism institute, published a paper last week that found a new way to measure autism in boys.

Professor known for popular course on death to retire

by Janna Paramore | Staff Writer

Pamela Woodruff, a psychology professor and GW alumnus who began teaching at GW in the mid 1970s, is retiring this year.

Four residence halls to receive upgrades this summer

by Andrew Goudsward | Assistant News Editor

Officials plan to install new floors in JBKO, bathrooms and kitchens in 2109 F Street and furniture in Thurston Hall as part of summer housing renovations.

Mental Health Services director position still open after seven-month vacancy

by Lillianna Byington | Contributing News Editor

Six months after the center’s last director stepped down, there are no signs of a new Mental Health Services director.

Six national fraternities vie to join campus

by Andrew Goudsward | Assistant News Editor

Alpha Sigma Phi, Chi Phi, Delta Lambda Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta and Sigma Alpha Mu are all being considered to open a chapter on campus.

GW settles former UPD officer gender harassment lawsuit

by Robin Eberhardt | News Editor

A former officer in the University Police Department settled her harassment complaint against the department this month.

Residence halls save more energy in annual sustainability challenge

by Madelyne Ashworth | Hatchet Reporter

GW's residences halls performed better in this year's sustainability challenge than in the past two years.

Fundraising campaign on track with high goals in individual schools

by Avery Anapol | Assistant News Editor

Officials expect to hit their goal of raising $1 billion on time.

Retiring faculty administrator leaves behind strong connections

by Sera Royal | Staff Writer

Dianne Martin, the vice provost for faculty affairs, announced her retirement earlier this week.

Officials not worried about certificate course enrollment decline

by Sera Royal | Staff Writer

While certificate courses only make up a small chunk of GW’s overall revenue, faculty said they can bring educational diversity to a university.

Snapshot

by Alyssa Bogosian | Hatchet Photographer

The Homenetmen protest the Turkish and U.S. governments' lack of acknowledgement of the 1915 Armenian Genocide in front of the White House on Saturday.

High school student writes D.C. Council bill on former prisoners' voting rights

by Maura Fallon | Hatchet Reporter

The D.C. Council is reviewing a bill drafted by a School Without Walls student.

Veterans office adds new position to process benefits

by Lauren Gomez | Staff Writer

A new program coordinator joined the University’s military and veteran student services team this month.

Medical school professor finds lack of transgender research

by Lillianna Byington | Contributing News Editor

Michael Irwig, an associate professor of medicine, published a paper last week outlining the desired and undesired effects of testosterone therapy.

Crime log

by Sam Eppler | Hatchet Reporter

Senior class hopes to hit participation goal with potential for $10,000 donation

by Sam Rosin | Hatchet Reporter

The Class of 2016 has a new incentive to make their senior class gift.

Officials start University-wide review as Knapp contract nears expiration

by Sera Royal | Staff Writer

Outside consultants will review University President Steven Knapp’s impact on the University and officials' progress on the strategic plan.

SA increases funding for graduate, multicultural student groups

by Andrew Goudsward | Assistant News Editor

Graduate and multicultural student organizations both received a greater share of the Student Association’s funding for the next academic year.

Ph.D. graduates now required to pay for doctoral hoods

by Sam Rosin | Hatchet Reporter

For the first time, the Office of the Registrar will not provide doctoral hoods free of charge to doctoral graduates.

RHA plans to add or furnish common rooms in residence halls

by Andrew Goudsward | Assistant News Editor

The Residence Hall Association will stock every common room with furniture this summer with the goal of eventually installing a common space in every hall.

Social media campaign shares D.C. residents' financial experiences

by Joseph Politano | Hatchet Reporter

The business school’s financial literacy center is giving a voice to the wallets of Washingtonians.

Officials restrict Gelman Library access for neighbors

by Robin Eberhardt and Honora Gibbons | Hatchet Reporters

GW stopped allowing members of the Foggy Bottom Association who don’t live in the two closest zip codes to campus into Gelman Library.

Students arrested in 'Democracy Spring' protest

by Andrew Goudsward | Assistant News Editor

At least three GW students were arrested last weekend on Capitol Hill during the weeklong “Democracy Spring” protest.

'Bridge-building' SMPA professor to retire after 30 years

by Catherine Moran | Staff Writer

Christopher Sterling, an associate dean in the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences and professor emeritus of media and public relations, will retire on July 1.

Bill to limit neighborhood groups from protesting liquor licenses

by Honora Gibbons | Hatchet Reporter

D.C. Council members are tired of neighbors protesting liquor licenses.

Graduate students gain study space in Gelman

by Sera Royal | Staff Writer

The Global Resource Center in Gelman library is now open to graduate students to use as a study space.

First faculty research awards to be announced next week

by Lillianna Byington | Contributing News Editor

The first-ever faculty research awards by OVPR will recognize younger and distinguished faculty for their research contributions in their fields next week.

Senior lobbies D.C. Council for LGBT resource funding

by Marissa Kirshenbaum | Hatchet Staff Writer

Travis McCown, a senior, testified at a D.C. Council hearing to encourage council members to increase the budget in the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

Veterans office to move under student affairs

by Jacqueline Thomsen | Senior News Editor

GW’s chief academic officer plans to shift the veterans and military affairs office under the Division of Student Affairs, he said last week.

Officials begin reaccreditation process

by Sera Royal | Staff Writer

Interim Provost Forrest Maltzman said last week that he has appointed two people to help prepare the University for reaccreditation in 2018.