January 13, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 33

Stories from the January 13, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Devote more than one day to service

Although most GW students are looking forward to a long weekend, many Colonials are also looking forward to Monday’s day of service, which honors Martin Luther King Jr. This national day of service serves as a reminder that the first official weekend back is not simply a time to catch up with friends or get […]

GW reveals degree recipients

A civil rights leader and an education pioneer will join New York City Mayor and keynote Commencement speaker Michael Bloomberg on the National Mall this May, to receive honorary degrees from the University. The specific degrees William Coleman and Peggy Cooper Cafritz will receive have not been determined, a University spokeswoman said Wednesday. The University […]

Staff Editorial: A prestigious addition to our faculty

The addition of a Nobel laureate to GW’s faculty shows that the University’s commitment to science is becoming more pronounced, a positive step after GW pledged $300 million to the Science and Engineering Complex last semester. Ferid Murad, a biochemist from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, will serve students in the […]

Bikeshare station may be added at Foggy Bottom Metro

The largest bikesharing program in the U.S. plans to expand its D.C. service by 36 stations this year, but still is unsure if the Foggy Bottom Metro will get new bikes. John Lisle, a spokesperson for District Department of Transportation, said the agency is still evaluating if the current Foggy Bottom Metro Smartbike D.C. station […]

Faculty and staff to switch to Google-based email

GW’s Google-based email switch on Dipity. Faculty and staff are set to switch their Colonial Mail e-mail accounts to a Google-based system this month, two and a half years after student e-mail accounts made the transition to GWmail. Administrative departments will be transferred by the end of January and faculty within the different schools should […]

Nobel laureate to join science faculty

A Nobel laureate in medicine will join the University’s science team this spring, a first for GW that will likely boost its reputation as a research institution. Top administrators welcomed biochemist Ferid Murad with the distinction of University professor – the highest title professors at GW can hold – in a ceremony Tuesday in the […]

Gabrielle Friedman: Streamline Student Health Service

With winter break over, students return to campus with stories of travels abroad, holiday hookups and an unexpected souvenir: cold symptoms. Whether it is the result of traveling on germ-infested airplanes or spending too many hours making snowmen outside, it is impossible to walk through campus without spotting someone coughing, sneezing, or wheezing in general […]

UPD busts laptop theft ring

Three suspects believed to be responsible for a ring of laptop thefts were caught during a detailed sting operation by the University Police Department over winter break. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said one suspect was turned over to the Metropolitan Police Department, the second has not yet been charged and the third managed to escape. […]