February 4, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 39

Stories from the February 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

LCME lifts medical school probation

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ accreditation probation was lifted Wednesday morning, school officials confirmed, ending an embarrassing 15-month ordeal. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the school’s accreditation board, placed the University’s medical doctorate program on probation in October 2008 for problems in several areas, including curriculum management, lack of lounge and study […]

Managing money in a post-grad life

“Welcome to the Real World.” The word ‘budget’ may send chills up students’ spines – especially if they are approaching graduation. But if students take the appropriate steps, managing their finances could be easier than imagined, said Peter Bielagus, financial coach and consultant. Bielagus said students who start planning before graduation will be more prepared […]

Spring Break Guide: Staying Home

There may be snow on the ground but spring break is right around the corner. Not sure what to do? We’ve put together five options for a vacation, all at different price levels to suit any budget. Cruise | Ski Resort | Staying Home | Europe | Canada It might be that the prospect of […]

GW intensifies media relations presence

Five new staff members have been hired to GW’s Office of Media Relations over the last six months in hopes of increasing the amount of media coverage the University receives, a University administrator said last week. Two new media relations specialists, as well as new associate and executive directors for media relations and a sports […]

Metro to simulate explosion

A simulated explosion designed to test D.C. emergency responses will occur Feb. 13 between the Rosslyn and Foggy Bottom Metro stations, causing some minor delays, a spokeswoman said. The explosion exercise will begin at 8 a.m. and last through noon, said Cathy Asato, a spokesperson for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority. The simulation is […]

Spring Break Guide: Canada

There may be snow on the ground but spring break is right around the corner. Not sure what to do? We’ve put together five options for a vacation, all at different price levels to suit any budget. Cruise | Ski Resort | Staying Home | Europe | Canada Many like to think of Canada simply […]

Student Association has $160K still available for orgs

The Student Association’s mid-year report found that more than half of the SA’s cosponsorship funds remain, the chair of the SA’s Finance Committee said Tuesday, adding that student organizations that have not made good use of their SA money may risk having it reclaimed. There is currently $166,064 remaining in the cosponsorship fund for the […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 1/29/10 – Academic Center breezeway – 1:50 a.m. – Case closed University Police responded to a report of a student urinating in the Academic Center breezeway. On contact with the subject, the officers found that he was intoxicated. He was assessed and transported to GW Hospital. Referred to Student Judicial Services Drug Law […]

Spring Break Guide: Europe

There may be snow on the ground but spring break is right around the corner. Not sure what to do? We’ve put together five options for a vacation, all at different price levels to suit any budget. Cruise | Ski Resort | Staying Home | Europe | Canada Sometimes North America just gets too boring. […]

Girls, minorities find home in SEAS

The joy of amusement parks – from devouring bright pink cotton candy to winning the biggest teddy bear – always meant a little more for Jeryn Koritzinsky. Especially the thrill of roller coasters. The looming mechanical structures, the clicking gears and the carts suspended mid-air intrigued Koritzinsky at the age of five and, ever since, […]