February 1, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 38

Stories from the February 1, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Tuesday University Blood Drive Give blood and learn about the FDA’s bans on blood donations for men who have sex with men. Law school Kelly Lounge | 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Public Speaking for Civic Engagement: How Women Find Their Voice. Professor Jean Miller will share her experiences as the owner of Capital Speakers […]

National Zoo throws farewell party for panda

Web Exclusive Despite the below-freezing temperature and heavy snowfall, hundreds of D.C. residents descended upon the National Zoo Saturday to say goodbye to a much-loved giant panda born in the District. Tai Shan, now four-and-a-half years old, will be leaving for his new home in Chengdu, China on Feb. 4. Tai Shan’s journey will include […]

Six buildings slated to become historical landmarks

View Historical landmarks in a larger map Six on-campus buildings were designated as historical landmarks Thursday by D.C.’s Historic Preservation Review Board. Madison, Fulbright, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and Munson Halls were all unanimously approved Thursday by the board after representatives from EHD Traceries, a research and consulting firm, gave presentations on the buildings’ historical […]

Business students practice interview skills during workshop

Web Exclusive More than 150 students practiced mastering sweaty palms and answering difficult questions during the School of Business’ mock interview trials last week. The F. David Fowler Career Center in the School of Business conducted mock interviews for students to practice with actual employers, who were on hand afterward to give feedback and suggestions. […]

Staffer hired, climate plan progresses

GW’s Office of Sustainability has teamed up with students, administrators and staff to draft the University’s Climate Action Plan and has hired a new staff member to keep the plan on deadline, a University administrator said this week. Meghan Chapple-Brown, director of the Office of Sustainability, said teams of GW students, administrators and staff have […]

City considers adding bike lanes to nearby streets

Web Exclusive The District Department of Transportation is considering plans to add bike lanes to Eye and L streets, a spokesperson for the agency said last week. The lanes would likely be installed in lieu of adding two-way bike paths on K Street as part of a redevelopment plan for the road, department spokesman John […]

SMPA’s ‘The Source’ canceled due to lack of enrollment

Correction appended The Source, a weekly television show produced by students in the School of Media and Public Affairs, was canceled this spring after the class tasked with creating the show did not meet the minimum number of students needed to produce it. Students enrolled in SMPA 137 – Broadcast News Studio Production – and […]

State of the Union addresses college costs

Current and former University administrators praised President Barack Obama’s State of the Union pledge to tackle college affordability issues, calling Obama a friend to the field of higher education. In his 70-minute speech Wednesday night, Obama called on colleges and universities to reduce their rising costs, introduced the idea of tax credits for families paying […]

Staff Editorial: Provost priorities

Most people have probably given little thought to the role of a university provost. Even Webster’s description of the title affords only six words: “a high-ranking university administrative officer.” This short phrase is egregiously inadequate in describing the true importance of the provost position. As Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman prepares to […]

Benefits committee for professors may return

The Faculty Senate is in talks with the University to reinstate the Benefits Review Committee after a six-year hiatus, a move that is expected to jumpstart conversations about benefits during current troubled economic times, members of the Faculty Senate said this week. The committee would be responsible for reviewing faculty benefits and policies that originate […]