Lindsay Corcoran

CDs and CRs make last-minute push in Virginia

ARLINGTON, Va. – Hours before President-elect Barack Obama won Virginia by a slim margin, members of the College Democrats and College Republicans made their last push in the battleground state – fighting for votes one resident at a time. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Virginia, a commonwealth which last voted […]

Institute of Medicine taps SMHS global health professor

A GW Medical Center professor – renowned for his efforts to develop vaccines against tropical diseases – was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the University announced Monday. The prestigious group offered membership to Peter Hotez, a global health professor and chair of the department of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine, […]

GW Brief: GW professor receives top honors for teaching undergraduates

Richard P. Tollo, a geology professor, was named the District’s best professor last month for his success in teaching undergraduate students. “It is really gratifying,” Tollo said. “I really have no idea why I was recognized.” The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have been […]

Director of UW asked to leave post

The University Writing Program is now under the direct supervision of the Columbian College’s dean as part of a restructuring that removed Melinda Knight from her position as executive director of the program. Knight has held the position of executive director since the program’s inception. University officials attributed the change to a need to complete […]

Off-campus enrollment up

The University census, released last week, shows a more than 10 percent increase in off-campus enrollments this fall. Administrators attributed the enrollment swell of nearly 500 students to the marketing efforts of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the College of Professional Studies. Off-campus enrollment increased by 13.2 percent and the enrollment on […]

Facilities, cost deter students to SEAS

Things have gotten so rough at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, students are essentially working in stairwells, University President Steven Knapp told the Board of Trustees last week. Old facilities, a weak reputation and declining enrollment has caused the school to announce plans to increase the size of its freshman class by about […]

CCAS to review, revise GCRs

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is looking to revise its General Course Requirements for the first time in eight years. The school’s deans council has plans to set up subcommittees to review the college’s current GCRs and make recommendations for revision. The GCRs in the college were last reviewed about eight years ago, […]

RAND thinktank criticizes Bush

James Dobbins, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND, a D.C. thinktank, criticized the Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq at a roundtable event held at the Hotel Lombardy last week. “No country is more experienced in nation-building,” Dobbins said. “How can we do it so often and do it so badly?” […]

CCAS dean touts research

As Marguerite “Peg” Barratt eases her way into her new role as dean of the Columbian College, she said she wants to listen to the diverse wishes of professors in her college and then to begin working on increasing undergraduate research and curricular reform. Barratt said she wants more undergraduates to do research, both for […]

GW pushes expansion of its graduate programs

Enrollment in graduate programs at GW, especially those targeted towards working adults and courses available for completion online, has jumped in recent years. Since 2002, there has been a 9 percent increase in students taking graduate classes at GW, according to the Office of Institutional Research. “We want to be a university that is at […]