Andrea Vittorio

Efficiency effort allots $2.5 million to research

The money-saving task force charged with improving the University’s academic programs will devote about $2.5 million to support research – 20 percent of the resources the project set aside for fiscal year 2012. The majority of that pool will go toward hiring research-ready faculty, but some money from the Innovation Task Force will be directed […]

Political program trims director hunt

Photo courtesty of Maxine Isaacs | Photo courtesty of Mark Kennedy Left: Maxine Isaacs, Right: Mark Kennedy The Graduate School of Political Management has whittled the pool of candidates for its next executive director down to four political and press mavens, nearly one year after initiating the search. In the second attempt to name a […]

Hazing allegations prompt investigation

Alpha Epsilon Phi is under investigation for allegations of hazing and underage drinking, a University administrator confirmed last week. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities received several tips, Assistant Dean of Students Tara Pereira said, that alleged the sorority engaged in hazing, facilitated underage alcohol consumption and distributed alcohol to minors. “We are investigating […]

Strategic plan to research academic, social future for GW

The group of faculty and administrators leading the year-long development of a strategic plan will gather input from the campus community to help define the institution’s trademark globally. With the existing strategic plan nearing its 10th year, Provost Steven Lerman initiated the process for writing a new plan last month. The group will spend the […]

University puts emphasis on improving teaching

A campus-wide educational initiative will gather input from faculty, staff and students to design strategies for improving the quality of teaching and learning at the University. As a way to balance the recent growth of GW’s commitments to research, a 19-person faculty advisory board will study teaching practices to find ways to better engage students […]

Money-saving plan nears next phase

The Innovation Task Force, which funnels funds toward academics by cutting operating expenses across the University, outlined Thursday its seven latest cost-cutting options through showcases on the Foggy Bottom and Virginia campuses. In its first two years, the task force has identified $34 million in savings by 2015 – more than half of its target. […]

Research efforts seek industry backing

The University’s first assistant vice president for industry research will lead the effort to find research capital from the private sector as the federal funding pool becomes increasingly over-tapped. Alumnus Tom Russo is tasked with fostering connections between faculty and representatives from corporations as a way to raise money and support for the University’s research. […]

Panhel votes to add new chapter

Members of the Panhellenic Association voted 8-2 Wednesday to add an 11th chapter to campus as early as this spring. With the approval of the expansion, the next step in adding a new chapter will be to post a notice to the National Panhellenic Conference’s bulletin alerting the 16 chapters that haven’t already colonized on […]

Faculty weigh in on Knapp

Faculty across disciplines share a sense of optimism about University President Steven Knapp’s nearly five-year tenure, commending his steps toward raising research and strengthening academics. An informal survey of nearly 100 teaching and administrative faculty across the University showed that, while supportive of Knapp’s goals and approving of his progress, the results of GW’s 16th […]