February 17, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 43

Stories from the February 17, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW applications to TFA remain steady

Teach for America applications from across the country hit a record high this year, with the number of GW applicants holding steady. The TFA program saw a spike in applications for the past 3 years, reaching a record 48,000 applicants this year. This year, 169 GW seniors, or about 7 percent of the graduating class, […]

Owls hand GW program-worst loss

Wednesday night in the Smith Center, the crowd didn’t have to watch the court to understand what was happening. All it had to do was look at women’s basketball head coach Mike Bozeman. Throughout the game, Bozeman’s reactions on the sidelines became less and less emphatic, until the coach finally took his seat in seemingly […]

GW selects provost for diversity, declines to release name

The University has selected its first vice provost for diversity and inclusion, but is sitting on the administrator’s name for two weeks, saying it is not ready to announce the selection yet. The position was created last year to spearhead the University’s attempt to attract students and employees from more diverse backgrounds. “The person we’re […]

Clinton backs Internet freedom

In the wake of historic protests in Egypt spurred by the use of social media, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came out in strong support of Internet freedom at a speech in the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday. Clinton commended Egyptians and journalists who took to Facebook and Twitter to organize protests and share stories from […]

Protester arrested during Clinton speech

A man was arrested at Jack Morton Auditorium after he stood up and blocked part of the audience’s view during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech on Internet freedom Tuesday. The male – wearing a shirt that read “Veterans for Peace” – stood up at the start of Clinton’s speech and blocked the view of […]

Sports in Brief

Colonials trample Bison in season opener at home Midway through the first half of the women’s lacrosse team’s season-opening game Wednesday afternoon against Howard, the officials stopped a pair of players for a stick check, a precaution against lacrosse sticks with pouches that are too deep. The referees quickly cleared both players and the Howard […]

Ben’s Chili Bowl archives donated to Gelman Lib.

Historic papers, photos and documents from the District’s iconic eatery Ben’s Chili Bowl are now on display at the University’s Gelman Library. Virginia Ali, co-founder of the restaurant and wife of the late Ben Ali, and her children joined historians, professors and a surprise celebrity guest at a ceremony honoring the establishment Wednesday. In a […]

Professors lend expertise to health care debate

As the health care debate revs up again with Republicans in control of Congress, policymakers don’t have to look very far to hear the advice of experts. By writing editorials, producing research and maintaining websites, many faculty members from the University have become go-to experts on health care policy for Congress and the media. Joel […]

Staff Editorial: A necessary review of Sodexo

Dining has been a problem on campus for years – this is not a new concept. Students have consistently voiced complaints about the dining option, so it is promising that administrators and Student Association leaders are looking to improve J Street. But these problems have marred our University for too long. During this review, University […]

University study aids ESL program in Tennessee

Teachers in Nashville, Tenn. are implementing changes based off a GW study to make instruction more effective in public schools grappling with an influx of non-native English speakers. The Center for Equity and Excellence in Education – housed within the Graduate School of Education and Human Development – conducted a study in the spring of […]