Sam Salkin

University pioneering drug therapy academic program

It may be a mouthful, but chances are more GW students will be choosing to study pharmacogenomics – the science of developing drug therapies tailored to patients’ genetic differences – in the coming years. Last semester marked the first of GW’s pharmacogenomics program, a joint venture with Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. While there are […]

Newly appointed historian undertakes GW Encyclopedia

In 1988, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg became the 15th president of The George Washington University. But G. David Anderson was just named to a post that only three have held in the University’s 185-year history: University historian. To be fair, the position isn’t nearly as old as University president, but that does not diminish the passion […]

WEB EXTRA: Jazz or jam band: An interview with Medeski, Martin and Wood

A Medeski Martin and Wood album appears in two categories when you search for them on You might find them when you search for jazz CDs, or also when you search for jamband CDs. But when you ask John Medeski, the trio’s keyboardist, how he feels about the “jamband” scene, he’ll tell you that […]

Smith Center gets upgrades, still hinders scheduling

When you talk with Athletics Director Jack Kvancz about the Smith Center, he likens it to a 1959 Cadillac. “I can change the carburetor, I can change the wheels. It looks good and it runs good, however, there’s not a whole lot more I can do with the car. It is what it is, a […]

GW has no plans to return hundreds of confiscated items

Though hundreds of items have been confiscated from rooms, and parents and students have complained to the University about this month’s health and safety inspections, GW has no plans of creating an appeals process to reclaim confiscated items deemed dangerous. The inspections, designed to remove potentially dangerous items from student housing, are about halfway complete, […]

University close to getting suspended funding back at Virginia crash center

In light of GW’s efforts to strengthen internal oversight controls at its National Crash Analysis Center in Virginia and revise its policies for federal grants, the Department of Transportation’s inspector general has recommended that the Federal Highway Administration reinstate its financial agreement with the crash center. The University will push to renew federal funding for […]

Adjunct quits quits mid-semester over pay

After working for seven years at GW, part-time professor Thomas O’Keefe quit teaching this semester because of the administration’s refusal to give him a pay raise during the past five years, he said. On Sept. 26, O’Keefe informed his students via e-mail that he would no longer be teaching his course because “unfortunately the GWU […]

CLLC stops tracking students’ mood swings

The University put an end last week to community facilitators’ ability to access an active log of students’ behavior that one CF called “big brotherish.” The directory, run by the Community Living and Learning Center, is used to record all “meaningful interactions” with residents, said a CF, who requested anonymity. A former CF said the […]

Business school prepares for move to Duques Hall

GW’s School of Business can officially begin moving into its new 22nd Street home on Nov. 1, after more than a year of construction on Duques Hall. On a tour of the new building this week, officials told The Hatchet that construction of the business school home is almost complete, with final touches such as […]

Fraternities vie for campus status

The University is planning on expanding the Greek-letter community by adding one fraternity this fall. GW and the Interfraternity Council have invited five national Greek-letter organizations to present proposals to the IFC expansion committee. One will then become a colony and be recognized by the University. “Our first priority is to expand to entirely new […]