November 21, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 29

Stories from the November 21, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW offers incentives for studying abroad in fall

Beginning next fall, a new living and learning community will offer students guaranteed housing, priority registration and $1,000 tuition grants to students studying abroad during the fall semester. About 625 students typically study abroad in the spring, while a little more than 250 students choose to go abroad in the fall. Senior Vice President for […]

Trachtenberg received $62,000 raise in 2003-2004

Over the course of a year, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg received a $62,749 increase in salary and benefits, according to a report released last week by the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the 2003-2004 school year, the most recent period included in the new report, Trachtenberg earned $704,113 in salary and benefits, compared to […]

WEB EXTRA: GW students drawn to professors’ personalities

As students filed into class, opened their notebooks and looked up to their instructor to begin his lecture, archeology professor Eric Cline projected a large picture of an ancient toilet on the screen. “You didn’t anticipate this today did you?” he asked the room of almost 100 students, who chuckled at the notion of a […]

Art history professor dies suddenly at 58

Professor Melvin Lader, a former chair of the art history department who was currently serving as a graduate student adviser, died suddenly in his Alexandria, Va., home Wednesday of a heart condition. He was 58. Lader is survived by his wife and two sons. This semester he taught a graduate seminar in 20th-century art. He […]

WEB EXTRA: Local scientists discuss D.C. weather patterns

Scientists addressed a small audience of D.C. residents at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences Friday night to make them aware of global weather patterns that affect the District. Local NBC 4 meteorologist Chuck Bell said one of the biggest challenges in predicting D.C.’s weather, as opposed to other areas, […]

Students, officials and community members debate merits of Square 54 plan

University officials defended their mixed-use development plan for Square 54, the empty site across from the Foggy Bottom Metro, despite opposition arguments from community members and some students at a debate Thursday night. The debate, hosted by the Enosinian Society, a new student organization created to facilitate discussion among students and faculty, took place on […]

WEB UPDATE: Communications professor dies

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. GW communications professor Charles Feldman, who taught classes in public communication and small group communication this semester, died earlier this month. Feldman, who lived in Alexandria, Va., was an adjunct professor and taught at GW for about four years. He died Nov. 8 and is survived by his wife […]

WEB EXTRA: Mayor hosts community summit

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams acknowledged that there is much more he would like to accomplish before he leaves office in January 2007 and used a town hall meeting Saturday to gauge resident input on his progress and what still needs to be done. About 2,000 residents joined Williams and other community leaders for Citizen Summit […]

Students losing faith in political engagement, study finds

College students, like other Americans, are giving President Bush the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, according to a study by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. The study, which surveyed about 1,200 college students across the country, found that students are less likely than they were a year ago to believe that “political engagement is […]

WEB EXTRA: Homeless walk raises an estimated $6.5 million

GW students and faculty braved the cold to participate in the Fannie Mae Foundation’s 18th annual Help the Homeless Walkathon on Saturday morning. More than 61,000 people from the D.C. area gathered to walk the three-mile route on the National Mall for homeless-related organizations such as Charlie’s Place and the National Coalition for the Homeless. […]