September 24, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 12

Stories from the September 24, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Owed vendors receive payment

The University has paid back $800,000 to more than 200 GWorld vendors after missing ten days of payments at the beginning of September, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said this week. Matthew Maurer, director of public relations at BbOne, said all withstanding payments were credited to the vendors’ accounts as of this Monday. BbOne manages the […]

Official plans new research centers

The University’s first vice president for research says he hopes to raise the University’s research profile by starting new research centers in the fields of autism, computational biology, science policy, energy, sustainability and neglected diseases. Vice President for Research Dr. Leo Chalupa, who started at GW last April, said he has created committees of faculty […]

Festival will bring authors to Mall

Nicholas Sparks, Paula Deen, Judy Blume, John Grisham, and James Patterson are just a few of the more than 70 authors that will be on the National Mall this Saturday, Sept. 26, for the ninth annual National Book Festival. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will serve as honorary chairs of the event, […]

Men’s soccer falls to Virginia in OT

Entering Tuesday’s trip to play at No. 11/13 Virginia (NSCAA/Soccer America), redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Erik Haug had 13 minutes and three seconds of collegiate game time under his belt, all coming at the end of a lopsided win over the University of D.C. two weeks before. Less than a half hour into the game against […]

Vendor makes Metro stop his office

The Foggy Bottom Metro stop is a place most people pass through to get from one place to another. But for the past three years, it has been Willy Henderson’s office. Henderson, 56, sells flowers outside the Metro during the evening rush. While his unconventional workplace has a few disadvantages in inclement weather, he says […]

At SMPA, Mondale talks politics

Former Vice President Walter Mondale discussed his long career and criticized the sharp partisanship of today politics at a sold-out Jack Morton auditorium Wednesday night. In a discussion held with School of Media and Public Affairs Director Frank Sesno as part of his 2009-10 Public Affairs Project Conversation Series, Mondale talked about the changes Washington […]

SMHS ready for reevaluation, Dean says

Nearly one year after the School of Medicine and Health Sciences was placed on probation by its academic accrediting body, the school’s dean said Wednesday he is ready for the board to reevaluate its status. Last October, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education placed the medical school on probation, citing problems with curriculum management, lounge […]

Basketball team meets Attorney General Holder

The GW men’s basketball team got a pep talk of sorts Monday afternoon from an unusual source: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The team’s players and coaches packed into vans and drove over to the Department of Justice to meet with the attorney general, who told the Colonials that playing Division I basketball is a […]

Law school adds new graduate degree

The GW Law School has added a new degree in national security and U.S. foreign relations law aimed at military and governmental employees. The degree, which is part of the school’s graduate program, currently has 12 students, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Gregory Maggs said. He added, however, that the program’s size is expected […]

Lafayette to close next year for upgrade

Lafayette Hall will be closed for more than a year starting this May while the University completes major renovations to the residence hall, a University administrator said this week. The planned upgrades will cost $10.5 million and will completely overhaul the interior of the building, which was built in 1926. “The renovated facility will be […]