January 20, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 35

Stories from the January 20, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former professor sues GW over SEAS buyout packages

Timline of the Richard Soland buyout lawsuit Early 2008 GW professor Richard Soland announces his intention to retire and inquires about the possibility of a voluntary separation package. April 2008 Soland receives a letter saying his separation package has been approved. November 2008 Soland receives the terms of his separation package, which include a base […]

Flyers hand Colonials eighth-straight loss

DAYTON, Oh. – Women’s basketball head coach Mike Bozeman has said he’s unhappy with his team’s mental focus this season. But Wednesday night’s 80-64 loss to Dayton, the team’s eighth-straight, proved the Colonials (5-12, 0-3 Atlantic 10) are facing an uphill physical battle as well. GW took the court against the Flyers with five players […]

University files lawsuits to reduce property taxes by $5.5 million

The University filed three separate lawsuits this fall to try to recoup more than $5.5 million in property taxes from the District. Each case disputes property taxes levied for the 2010 tax year, claiming the University is paying too much in taxes for 2000 and 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., 805 21st St. and 824 New Hampshire […]

Crime Log

Robbery PickPocket 1/13/11 – 1:15 p.m. Location: Public property on campus Case closed A student reported her wallet was taken from her pocket near the Foggy Bottom Metro. No identifiable suspect Unlawful Entry 1/13/11 – 10:15 p.m. Location: John Quincy Adams House Case closed University police responded to a report of a suspicious man in […]

University hires firm to renovate Gelman

The University is moving forward with plans to renovate the first floor of Gelman Library, a first step toward making good on its promise to revamp the aging building. University spokeswoman Emily Cain said GW hired Cox Graae + Spack Architects in late December, and the firm is in the process of developing a conceptual […]

Fundraising holds steady in weak economy

University officials touted stable fundraising numbers this week, saying the fact that donations to GW have not declined this year is a hopeful sign in a weak economy. The University raised $40 million in the first half of the fiscal year, the same amount it raised in the same period a year before. Patricia Danver, […]


Thursday Job Search Strategies Learn to navigate job postings over lunch at the Career Center. RSVP through GWork. Career Center, room 208 – 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday Obama 2.0 roundtable Al Jazeera English will analyze President Barack Obama’s global failures and successes. Jack Morton Auditorium – 3 p.m. Saturday Self Defense Class Learn how […]

University projects financial aid increase

Next year’s undergraduate financial aid pool could total up to $159 million, a nearly $10 million increase from what it is this year, a senior University official estimated this week. Robert Chernak, senior vice provost and senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said the amount of funding for financial aid will likely […]

Mac ‘n’ cheese goes mobile

While cooking 30 to 40 pounds of pasta a day is a feat in itself, Brian Arnoff is making a living off the dish. Arnoff has been running CapMac, one of D.C.’s newest meals-on-wheels trucks for the past three months, and has generated a stable following of hungry fans, ready for a cheesy lunch. The […]