January 28, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 37

Stories from the January 28, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Career politician remembers life lessons in wins, losses

Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, captivated listeners with stories from his long career in politics Monday night in the Marvin Center. At the event hosted by the GW College Democrats, McAuliffe provided students with an insider’s look into running a major political […]

Bradley Dlatt: College students and corporate funds

The up-and-down events of the past few weeks have reminded me why we are so fortunate to live in Washington during this time in history. The United States Supreme Court last week opened the door for political corruption at unprecedented levels by overturning limitations on corporate spending on political ads and elections. The immediate aftermath […]

Nursing department may form separate school

The department of nursing education may be separated from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and potentially form a new school by July 2011, a University official said on Monday. Jean Johnson, senior associate dean for health sciences, said “the strong and developed” nursing program is well prepared to make the transition. In November, […]

Letters to the Editor

Sustainability suggestions In the recent Hatchet editorial “An opportunity worth seizing” (Jan. 25, p. 4), the editors rightly note that the Office of Sustainability seeks to engage students in its GW Greenhouse Event. While it is true that the Greenhouse Event will ‘end’ on the 29th, the ability to submit ideas will not. The goal […]

Pelham cost reduced by additional $2 million

The University projects that the Pelham Hall renovation project will save an additional $2 million this year, bringing the total cost savings for the project to $12 million, a University administrator said this week. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said the working estimate of Pelham Hall – the new state-of-the-art residence hall on […]

Experts on culture, national disasters discuss Haiti’s reconstruction

Web Exclusive Five specialists on Haitian history, tradition, politics, and natural disasters discussed Monday the importance of involving the Haitian people in the reconstruction of their country in the wake of the devastating earthquake earlier this month. “This is an opportunity to return integrity to the Haitian population. They need to feel as though they […]

Institute of Peace to move to new Foggy Bottom building

New buildings and ones under construction have been a common sight in Foggy Bottom over the past decade. Now, one project promises to add peace to the neighborhood. Currently, the United States Institute of Peace – a national organization designed to prevent international violence and promote post-conflict stability – operates out of a rented office […]

Five potential provosts invited to visit campus

Five finalists for the University’s next provost position – the chief academic officer and second-in-command after University President Steven Knapp – will be flown in over the next two weeks to interview with students, administrators and deans, the search committee chairman said Wednesday. After receiving more than 200 nominations for the position, the search committee […]

Gmail transition for faculty, staff set to begin this spring

Faculty, staff and administrators will begin the transition from the dated Colonial Mail system to the new Google Mail system this spring, pending final contract approval from senior administrators. Information Systems and Services Media Consultant Rachel Blevins said she believes the switch will help faculty members better communicate with students and ease the everyday work […]

Colonials conquer in overtime

With his team down double-digits to Saint Louis Wednesday and having just thrown the ball away heading into a timeout, GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs thought it was time for a bit of perspective. “Guys, we need to relax. We’re playing like we have the world on our shoulders right now,” Hobbs said […]