January 18, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 34

Stories from the January 18, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW launches Iraqi museum program

The University’s Museum Studies Program is creating a residency program for museum workers in Iraq. The five-month program, funded by the State Department, will train students to better preserve Iraqi artifacts and entice people into museums. Museum Studies Director Kym Rice said GW was an obvious choice for the program, given the University’s proximity to […]

Staff Editorial: New GW mobile app is a welcome addition

We often seek campus information on-the-go, not while sitting at a computer. From important phone numbers to the location of a certain building, every student could benefit from increased information at his or her fingertips. This is why the new GW Mobile iPhone application is a welcome addition to the University’s outreach efforts. The GW […]

Bozeman not pleased with effort in GW loss

As the first half of play wound down for the women’s basketball team Saturday night against St. Bonaventure, sophomore guard Danni Jackson limped off the court with a mild knee sprain, leaving the Colonials without their starting point guard for much of the second half. It was a costly injury for GW, but head coach […]

Phillip Ensler: Make service part of the curriculum

Yesterday’s national holiday honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provided us with an annual reminder to engage in community service. Yet for all of the GW students who participate in community service throughout the year and the roughly 500 who participated in yesterday’s MLK Day of Service, it is clear that GW […]

Gymnastics places second in opener

GW gymnastics opened up its 2011 season at home Sunday, starting strong with a second-place finish overall in the first of four home meets for the Colonials this season. The Colonials hosted the Lindsey Ferris Invitational, which featured seven teams, including two of GW’s East Atlantic Gymnastics League rivals in North Carolina and Rutgers. GW’s […]

University charges three chapters with hazing

Three Greek-life chapters were formally charged with counts of hazing, providing alcohol to minors and underage consumption of alcohol, a University official confirmed Sunday night, moving the months-long controversy one step closer to completion. Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon were all issued letters outlining the violations of the Student Code […]

Diane Sawyer to appear on upcoming Kalb Report

ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer will appear as a guest on the next Kalb Report March 22. The Kalb Report is a series jointly produced by the GW Global Media Institute, Harvard University and the National Press Club. After hosting ABC’s Good Morning America for more than 10 years, Sawyer left the program in […]

Business school adds two vice deans

Students in the GW School of Business can look forward to more co-curricular activities, greater flexibility in courses and a stronger, more research-focused faculty, administrators are pledging after two vice deans were added to the school’s top leadership team. Murat Tarimcilar will serve as the vice dean of programs and education, and Sok-Hyon Kang will […]

Metro looks to replace SmarTrip

Metro is searching for vendors to develop a new, chip-enabled fare system, but a University spokeswoman said there is no prospect for a GWorld-compatible card. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority revealed plans to create the “next generation of electronic fare payments” in a news release just before January, incorporating chip-enabled debit and credit cards […]