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: 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

Updated: September 3, 2019 at 6:34 p.m. 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 […]

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 […]