Sarah Scire

Two probable cases of swine flu at GW

Posted May 1, 9:21 p.m. Two GW freshmen have the first probable cases of swine flu in the District, D.C. officials announced at a press conference Friday afternoon. Audio Fenty announces probable cases Related News of probable cases prompts varied student reaction (Saturday, May 2) Text of President Knapp’s Statement Text of the District’s Press […]

New VP hopes to jumpstart research

With just two weeks of work under his belt, the University’s first vice president for research has already begun taking steps to transform GW into a top-tier research institution. Leo Chalupa, who began as GW’s chief research officer on April 1, has been tasked with coordinating research ventures on campus and increasing the University’s competitiveness. […]

Administrators seek lower J Street fruit prices

The University will ask their food service provider, Sodexo, to reconsider its fruit pricing in J Street and other venues after a number of students expressed dissatisfaction with the high costs, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said. The high price of whole fruits like bananas, apples and grapes was one of the most […]

Knapp to decide on arming UPD by end of school year

University President Steven Knapp will make a final decision about arming the University Police Department before the end of the academic year, he told The Hatchet last week. A consultant hired to conduct focus groups and weigh the pros and cons of equipping UPD officers with guns will present a report and recommendation to Knapp […]

Inaugural float cost more than $130K

The University’s inaugural parade float cost about $134,000 to create and operate, including the expense of flying a non-GW student to the District to paint a mural representing the Columbian College, according to a preliminary estimate released this week. The float, which was one of only four in the inaugural parade on Jan. 20, had […]

University to take on more debt to build SEC

Clarification appended University President Steven Knapp said this week that the school will use debt to fund a significant portion of initial construction on the $300 million Science and Engineering Complex. Knapp and other administrators had said previously that the complex would be funded through donations, research grants and revenue from the multi-purpose complex at […]

Economy delays fundraising for Science and Engineering Complex

The University has delayed launching a formal fundraising campaign for the proposed $300 million Science and Engineering Complex due to the ailing economy, a senior administrator said this week. Vice President for Advancement Laurel Price Jones said the University is accepting donations for the complex, but her office will not launch a formal campaign until […]

SMPA director resigns after 3 years

The director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, Lee Huebner, resigned this week, citing “very demanding” administrative duties and a desire to focus more on teaching. Huebner, who took over the director position three years ago, was formerly the publisher and CEO of the International Herald Tribune. He will step down in July. […]

Twelve rooms report bed bug problems

A dozen residence hall rooms on campus have been confirmed positive for bedbugs this academic year, University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said Tuesday. The problem began with a small dorm inhabited by engineering students this fall, but has spread to larger dorms, including New Hall, this month. More than 60 rooms have been treated since the […]

Credit crisis hits student borrowers

The nation’s tightening credit market has forced top private student loan providers to alter their lending practices, prompting concern in GW’s office of financial aid about students’ access to manageable loans. The University’s top financial aid administrator said he was worried last week over new standards at the nation’s largest student loan providers that could […]