February 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 40

Stories from the February 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW looks to launch 10 research centers

In a bid to become a top-tier research institution, the University is moving forward with its efforts in six separate areas of research and will add four more to its plate. In September, Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa named autism, computational biology, science policy, energy, sustainability, and neglected diseases as six areas in which […]

Knapp cancels Thursday classes

The University has canceled classes for the fourth straight day, University President Steven Knapp said at a GW vs. Georgetown snowball fight this evening.

Neighborhood may get watch group

Foggy Bottom is moving closer to creating a Neighborhood Watch program now that a senior student and community leader has joined forces with the Second District’s Citizens Advisory Council. Spearheading the effort is the CAC chair Samantha Nolan and GW senior Lev Trubkovich – vice president of the Foggy Bottom Association and new member of […]

Medical school wins $15 million research grant

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences was awarded Wednesday a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to aid research in neglected diseases, according to a University news release. The $15 million grant will go toward rebuilding laboratories to study neglected diseases and infections that affect poverty-stricken areas, research professor Dr. Peter […]

Professors make Jurassic discovery

Are they birds or dinosaurs? This question has puzzled scientists for almost two decades after the discovery of a bizarre, bird-like family of dinosaurs called Alvarezsauridea, first found in the 1990s. But GW researchers put an end to this chicken-egg-type conundrum with the discovery that one 160-million-year-old species within this family proves that, although this […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Redefining Republican: No labels. No boxes. No stereotypes. Listen to Meghan McCain speak about Republicanism in the 21st century. Jack Morton Auditorium | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance Learn how to impress your valentine on the dance floor. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom | 9 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday Free yoga class […]

As others fail, GW yearbook survives

While the University of Virginia joined a growing number of colleges who have published their last yearbook, GW’s Cherry Tree yearbook staff began to expand production by reaching out to underclassmen for the first time this year. Virginia’s “Corks and Curls” staff terminated yearbook production just one year before its 120th anniversary due to insufficient […]

Adams Mill cited for more violations

An investigative report on the Adams Mill Bar and Grill charging the establishment with serving customers with more than one drink at a time and violating an order to change the ownership was referred to the Office of the Attorney General, a spokesperson for the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration said. Undercover investigators in the […]

Alumna recounts interning for Clinton White House

A GW alumna opened up last Wednesday about her book titled “Government Girl,” which recounts her experiences being young and female while interning in the Clinton White House. About 25 people attended the book signing in the Marvin Center with Stacy Parker Aab, who talked about her fond memories at the University, including staying in […]

For University, sustainability is a mindset, not a major

Some of GW’s initiatives to become a more sustainable university have been easy to see in recent years – the opening of the University’s first LEED-certified residence hall, new recycling bins and the creation of the Office of Sustainability. But even after the presidential task force on sustainability noted in its final report that “GW’s […]