October 11, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 17

Stories from the October 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awards GW a $4.25 million grant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the GW Cancer Institute a $4.25 million grant last month to help improve the health outcomes and quality of life for cancer survivors. In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the five-year grant will finance the creation of a National Cancer Resource Center, which will offer support […]

SA senators seek to lower printing costs

Capitalizing on their access to key administrators, three Student Association senators are looking to make printing cheaper for students. Sen. Charlie Rybak, U-At large, introduced the “GW Gutenberg Plan” – named after Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the first printing press with moveable type – that outlines ways to reduce printing costs at the SA Senate […]

University reevaluates e-mail policies after gaffe

The University is reevaluating its rules governing listserv e-mails after an unauthorized e-mail was sent to thousands of students, alerting them to a new University policy requiring students to pay for damages done to the common areas in residence halls. The e-mail, sent at about 4 p.m. Friday to 7,200 students, was not approved by […]

Fallon excited for Colonials Weekend

Comedian Jimmy Fallon’s Colonials Weekend performance is less than one week away, and while a number of tickets still remain unsold, Fallon said he’s excited for the two performances he has lined up. Fallon – the “Saturday Night Live” alumnus and host of his own late-night talk show – said this will be the first […]

Board of Trustees to vote on SEC

The University’s highest governing body will decide the fate of the Science and Engineering Complex Friday, effectively voting on GW’s future as a research University. The SEC’s planning began in 2006, and the Board of Trustees will vote Friday on whether or not to proceed with the project, which at $275 million for initial construction […]

Stepping to an old-fashioned beat

Sporting T-shirts that say, “We do it quick, quick, slow,” the ballroom dance team walks – or maybe waltzes – to its own beat. For the past 15 years, the team has trained students in various types of ballroom dances to compete at the local and national level. After being dragged to a practice two […]

Foreign student enrollment rises

The number of international students at GW has grown 12 percent over the last five years, a figure University administrators attribute to GW’s growing reputation as an international student-friendly university. In fall 2005, 1,833 international students enrolled at the University, according to University data, gradually increasing to reach an enrollment of 2,298 international students by […]

Politics program ranked in top 25

A leading research organization gave the GW Political Science Department doctoral program a top-tier ranking last week, but because of the council’s dated data, the University says the rankings fail to reflect the department’s growth. Of the 106 political science departments analyzed, the National Research Council ranked GW’s department as No. 14 and No. 24 […]

Fraternities seek to remove IFC president

Seven fraternity leaders are attempting to strip the president of the Interfraternity Council of his title, accusing him of abusing the power of his position and charging him with failing to carry out basic job duties. In a letter sent Friday to all fraternity presidents and IFC President Bill Hulse, the writers allege Hulse spent […]