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.

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 […]

Of Montreal: Anything but ordinary

The scene at Of Montreal’s Thursday show at the 9:30 Club: extras dressed as priests and prepubescent boys roamed the stage, lead singer Kevin Barnes crucified himself and group members sported neon costumes. So, pretty standard antics from the Athens, Ga., quintet. Opening with the melodic number “Suffer for Fashion,” the concert started off relatively […]

Cost of living weighs heavy on minds of freshmen

A recent phone call home left Gabe Bellowe stressed and anxious. The freshman from Colorado – who is without a job and reliant on student loans – recently spent 2 hours on the telephone discussing financial issues with his father. Bellowe is one of many students who worry about the cost of living in a […]

“Authors Out Loud” launch speaks volumes

Author Myla Goldberg provided an inside look at her writing Thursday during the launch of “Authors Out Loud,” a literary series cosponsored by GW held at the D.C. Jewish Community Center. An offshoot of a University English course called “Literature Live” that studies contemporary Jewish American authors, the event received funding from alumnus and University […]

Search for new UPD chief still in preliminary stages

Although University Police Chief Dolores Stafford announced in October that she would retire by the end of the academic year, the search for her replacement has yet to begin in earnest. GW is working on launching a search, Senior Associate Vice President for Administration Ed Schonfeld said. “The University has engaged a search firm to […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Blueprint for the 21st Century: Addressing Educational Issues in Africa Listen to the Kenyan ambassador discuss the current educational crisis in Africa. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre | 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday Japan Festival Learn more about Japanese culture while making origami, drinking tea and playing Dance Dance Revolution. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom | […]