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.

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. […]

Peter Konwerski: PAFs are from across GW

Having managed the committee of faculty, deans, administrators and fellows responsible for recommending future Presidential Administrative Fellows for final selection by University senior leadership, there is a great deal more to the PAF program than what Logan Dobson alludes to in his recent Hatchet column. In my view, there is hardly anything “normal” about most […]

GW remembers Haiti quake anniversary

Members of the GW community gathered in the Marvin Center Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, serving as a reminder that work still needs to be done in the third-world country. The University has provided support to the decimated country, hosted conferences on how to rebuild Haiti’s infrastructure […]

Letter to the Editor

Disappointing sex column Last issue’s sex column, “A hormone’s double standard (Jan 10)” by Harrison Levitan, was disappointing, as it showed a lack of tact in its discussion of gendered behaviors. The argument reproduces a typically sexist rationale that social roles for men and women are rooted in biology. The column is about Oxytocin, a […]

Former director of admissions dies

A former director of the Office of Admissions, best known for putting an emphasis on admitting foreign students to the University, died Dec. 27. He was 84. George W. Stoner served as the director of admissions for more than 50 years, and was revered by his colleagues for his love and loyalty to GW. “His […]