Melissa Nann

DCD: Moving out and moving on

Thurston Dining Hall Wednesday, May 16, 2001 5:30 p.m. My room in Thurston Hall still looks the same – 318. It is still too tiny to accommodate four people. But the bathroom definitely seemed smaller than when I lived there. The hall still smells the same, too. The distinctive mix of disinfectant, sweat and years […]

Toting the odd and the unusual

Forget the Boy Scouts, the women of GW leave home prepared for anything. The Hatchet’s purse investigation reveals no two women carry the same essentials. Female students on campus today are more likely to leave out the usual purse staples such as a wallet, keys and makeup, to make room for some out-of-the-ordinary substitutes. Women […]

GW aims for faculty diversity

Annie Wooldridge monitors the recruitment and retention of faculty members and academic administrators with faculty rank. Since 1990, she has worked with the Donald Lehman, vice president for Academic Affairs, to provide an annual report to the Faculty Senate summarizing the status of recruiting and retention of women and minority faculty. The report outlines the […]

Women face many obstacles

Female GW administrators said several factors contribute to the low number of female administrators and faculty at GW. Grae Baxter, executive dean of Mount Vernon Campus, said fewer women are employed in higher education because of personal factors. There are women who legitimately make different career choices, said Baxter, who took a few years off […]

GW gender gap remains wide

GW lags behind the national average for female faculty members, but University officials said they have seen drastic improvements in recent years. The percentage of female faculty at GW is five percentage points behind the Department of Education’s 1997 average of 36 percent female faculty nationwide, according to University statistics for the 1999-2000 school year. […]

Grants boost GW research

Spending on research at GW has jumped 48 percent in five years, with $67.3 million spent in fiscal year 1999 alone, according to University data. GW has also received more money in grants from federal agencies, private foundations and businesses that it did in recent years. The University raised $46.7 million from federal resources during […]

Suicide prevails on college campuses

About 14 people between the ages of 15 and 24 die from suicide every day. Suicide was the third-leading cause of death among people 15 to 24 years of age in 1997, and there are about eight to 25 attempted suicides for each completed act. The issue strikes close to home since Yvette Moorehead, GW […]

EPA assesses fines to GW for improper chemical disposal

The Environmental Protection Agency found GW in violation of two major federal environmental regulations – one involving improper disposal of hazardous waste – and assessed the University with more than $100,000 in fines, an EPA official said Tuesday. GW flunked two different regulations, said Garth Conner, an environmental scientist and EPA enforcement officer. Conner led […]

Fire sparks concern over GW hall safety

University officials say GW is compliant with D.C. fire codes and regulations, after last week’s tragic residence-hall fire, which claimed the lives of three students and injured 63 at Seton Hall University. GW plans to review fire safety procedures with students and staff, according to a University press release. GW parents contacted University offices for […]