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.

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, […]

Aday tells students to go ‘into the hut’

Professor Sean Aday told a packed Marvin Center Amphitheatre to always think before “going into the hut” during GW’s Last Lecture Series Tuesday night. Setting his story in Laos, Aday spoke about 45-year-old Francis, a doctor who invited Aday and his travel party to drinks, only to shock them at the end of the night […]

GW doctors aid rescues in Haiti

Rescuers were working to extricate a victim from the collapsed remains of the university in Port au Prince when they suddenly heard another voice. Trapped under multiple collapsed floors and desperately needing medical attention, the woman called out to the rescue personnel – which included a team of GW doctors and volunteers working to free […]

Research grants fall by nearly 20 percent in 2009

Federal research grants awarded to the University fell more than 18 percent in 2009 after a research grant funding a diabetes research center was moved elsewhere, the University’s chief research officer said last week. Federal grants declined from $110 million in 2008 to $90 million in 2009, which Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa attributed […]