January 14, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 33

Stories from the January 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Growth was theme of decade for GW, administrators say

Growth. That’s what GW administrators say was the theme of the past decade. For GW, the first 10 years of the new millennium were not the “aughts” or the “naughts” – popular names for the first decade of the new millennium. Instead, these 10 years were arguably the best in the University’s nearly 200-year history. […]

Crime Log

Harassment 1/8/10 – Marvin Center Ground Floor – 4:58 p.m. – Case Closed University Police Department officers received a report that a student cursed at a Marvin Center service member in another language while he was waiting in line at Colonial Central. The service member understood what he said and took offense. Referred to SJS […]

Study: exercise regimens are harder to keep for obese

While the Lerner Health and Wellness Center is bustling with increased traffic from students with fresh New Year’s resolutions, a new University Medical Center study shows those who most need a fitness regimen have a harder time adhering to it. Obese people and others who are not fit have a difficult time keeping to their […]

Start dancing: Concert calendar for Spring 2010

It’s 2010 – a new year, a new decade and a brand new season of great concerts coming to the District. From promising local groups to well-established bands returning to their hometown, we’re sure you’ll find something worth seeing. January Timbaland, Jan. 16, 9:30 Club He’s worked with a lot of high-profile artists, but Timbaland […]

Government simplifies aid form

College applicants and families who are applying for federal financial assistance for the 2010-2011 academic year will use a revised FAFSA form, designed to give more students access to a college education by simplifying the application process. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said at a press conference Jan. 5 that students gave up filing the […]

Office space value on the rise in D.C.

As property values for commercial office space are declining in cities like New York and San Francisco, the value for office space in the District is poised to take the No. 1 spot as the most expensive in the country. This comes as both good and bad news for GW, which owns and leases out […]

Faculty questions buyout

Professors from all disciplines are urging senior administrators and the School of Engineering and Applied Science to put teaching first, after the University announced it is offering buyouts to 39 professors in SEAS. In an interview in December, SEAS Dean David Dolling said the school is gearing up to hire new faculty to replace those […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday “Treason” on Trial Listen to professor Shawn McHale discuss political dissidents and Vietnam. Elliott School room 505 | 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. RAM Training Learn about responsible alcohol management with CADE. Marvin Center room 405 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday REPRESENT! Watch five GW-affiliated dance teams – including Capital Funk – compete at […]

Student artists see red

What does the color red mean? Is it a symbol of love, lust, danger, hate? This was the interpretative task undertaken by the students who submitted artwork to GW’s fine arts gallery, Smith Hall 102, and its most recent exhibition, “~700-635nm: A monochromatic exploration of red’s wavelength.” The show’s title is the wavelength measurements of […]

Travel woes hit some students returning to campus

Web exclusive After an attempted terrorist attack that threatened to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, significant travel delays were to be expected. But more than two weeks later, some students traveling back to school still were still enduring the consequences. Increased safety measures slowed security lines and delayed flights across the […]