December 2, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 30

Stories from the December 2, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Search launched for research center director

The University plans to launch a search this month to find a director for a new computational biology research center, one of the first of 10 research initiatives the University announced last year. The computational biology center is the first research initiative to start its implementation process, which includes space allocation on the Virginia Campus […]

Doug Cohen: Hopes for the next law school dean

Frederick M. Lawrence, the dean of the law school, has left to become President of Brandeis University. This is a great loss for our University, as Lawrence’s tenure firmly established GW’s Law School as one of the top programs in the country. Over the last five years, GW Law School has had some of the […]

Law professor fights TSA body scanners

Correction appended Senior Heather Hachenburg stepped onto a yellow footprint and lifted her arms above her head. After being circled by a full-body scanning machine for one minute, she was permitted to board her flight to the District. Hachenburg was one of thousands of travelers this past week who underwent the Transportation Security Administration’s new […]

Letter to the Editor

This is an important message about potentially dangerous alcoholic energy drinks. We share this information with the GW community so each of us can continue to make wiser decisions about alcohol as the health and safety of our community are of paramount importance. We encourage you to avoid or significantly limit the use of these […]

Woodward minimizes WikiLeaks impact

Legendary journalist Bob Woodward downplayed the lastest WikiLeaks release of thousands of American diplomatic cables, saying the information released is not likely to create significant issues for the U.S. Woodward – best known for breaking the Watergate story with his Washington Post colleague Carl Bernstein – said the WikiLeaks information is not critical, as the […]

Sports in Brief

Women’s Basketball at Marshall Huntington, W.Va. Thursday, 7 p.m. vs. George Mason Smith Center Sunday, 1 p.m. Men’s Squash Wesleyan Round Robin vs. Colby Middletown, Conn. Saturday, 8 a.m. Wesleyan Round Robin vs. Wesleyan Middletown, Conn. Saturday, 2 p.m. vs. Bowdoin hosted by Trinity Hartford, Conn. Sunday, 8 a.m. at Trinity Hartford, Conn. Sunday, 3 […]

University Police: Reported thefts see slight increase

Reported thefts on GW’s two residential campuses saw a slight increase this year, University Police Department data shows. The number of reported thefts on both the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses saw a 2 percent increase – up to 404 reported thefts, from 397 reported thefts in 2009. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said the […]

Admissions reps help boost enrollment in key areas

Private universities have been intensifying efforts to recruit top-notch students from across the country, and GW has gained national attention for its personal approach to admissions. The Chronicle of Higher Education applauded the University in late October for its admissions representatives who work and live in three high volume regions, saying that their efforts reflect […]