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.

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 […]

City adds solar-powered parking meters on H Street

A stretch in front of University Yard was recently selected to serve as one of five test locations for a new parking meter program by the District Department of Transportation. Eleven solar-powered meters were installed on the 2000 block of H Street. The meters not only accept coins, but credit cards as well. “The solar-powered, […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday GW Summer Sessions Information Table Want to spend the summer in class? Stop by to learn more about courses offered in D.C., abroad and online. Marvin Center, first floor | 1 to 3 p.m. The Persepolis Polychromy Project Listen to Alexander Nagel give an illustrated lecture titled, “The Triumph of Color: Documenting Colors and […]

Crime Log

Assault 1/19/10 – HOVA – 1:30 p.m. – Case closed University Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. On arrival, officers encountered two students who were fighting during a breakup. The female student stated her ex-boyfriend had pushed her so she grabbed a knife and started threatening him with it. Metropolitan Police responded […]

Half of service challenge hours complete

The GW community is more than halfway to the finish line for the Michelle Obama Service Challenge, but a few of the hours logged have been disqualified from the count, a University spokeswoman said Wednesday. A total of 507 hours, or about 1 percent of the 56,748 hours logged, did not fit the Obama Service […]