Olivia Kenney

Nursing department may form separate school

The department of nursing education may be separated from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and potentially form a new school by July 2011, a University official said on Monday. Jean Johnson, senior associate dean for health sciences, said “the strong and developed” nursing program is well prepared to make the transition. In November, […]

Task force explores new, hands-on learning

Traditional lecture halls and book discussions may be undergoing a change at GW, as top University officials are exploring how today’s students learn with technology and hands-on activities. Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman launched a 13-member teaching consortium task force last fall, which he said would discover the best ways to educate […]

On Hill, alumni battle over health care

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. The bill passed on Dec. 24 in the Senate, and […]

Health sciences department may break from medical school

After nearly a decade of informal planning, the Department of Health Sciences may be separated from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and potentially form a new school for the next academic year, University officials confirmed last week. Senior Associate Dean of Health Sciences Jean Johnson said establishing a separate School of Health Sciences […]

Two schools out of compliance with University tenure rate

Neither the School of Public Health and Health Services nor the Graduate School of Education and Human Development are currently in compliance with University policies regarding the number of full-time faculty in each school, but both are making strides to correct the problem, officials said this week. The faculty code requires that at least 50 […]

SPHHS students take first place in national tournament

Web Exclusive Four School of Public Health and Health Services students placed first in the National Association of Health Services Executives Case Competition earlier this month for their work in devising a cost-efficient health care system. Second-year graduate students Tony Huynh, Laura Munroe and Angela Raphael and first-year student, Maha Sampathkumar – all from the […]

Professor receives grant for archeological dig

Web Exclusive Eric Cline, chair of the department of classical and Semitic languages and literatures, received a $15,000 grant from National Geographic this month for a potential dig in Israel this winter. The grant will fund a dig in Tek Kabri – a Middle Bronze Age site – but only if the Israel Antiquities Authority […]