February 28, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 46

Stories from the February 28, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: An open letter to the new vice provost

Dr. Reed, You enter your role at GW as the vice provost for diversity and inclusion at a time when there has been a call for an improvement in cultural diversity on campus. The University’s decision to create your position represents an administrative identification of this principal campus issue, and we welcome you to your […]

GW files response to buyout lawsuit

Correction appended Attorneys for the University asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss part of a former professor’s lawsuit against GW last week. Richard Soland, the professor of operations research in School of Engineering and Applied Science, is suing GW for failing to notify him of an upcoming school-wide SEAS buyout program while he […]

Group provides aid to the impoverished

With an estimated 1.8 billion individuals worldwide lacking proper health care, one group of GW students is working to improve the lives of some of the most needy communities. Sophomores Emily Alloy and Corinne Stone started the GW chapter of MEDLIFE – a nationwide organization working with impoverished communities in Latin America – this fall, […]

Early decision admit rate sees slight increase

The University saw a slight 1 percent increase in admitted early decision applicants this year. About 36 percent of prospective students that applied early decision were accepted during the fall 2010 admissions process, compared to the 37 percent who were admitted this year. The increase is stagnant compared to the drastic decrease in early decision […]

Crime low at FB-GWU Metro

Less than 1 percent of robberies at Metro stations around D.C. occurred at the Foggy Bottom Metro last year, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority data show. A total of 1,007 robberies took place at Metro stations in 2010, but only 10 of those incidents took place at the Foggy Bottom Metro station, according to data […]

Guthridge to undergo renovations this summer

The University will replace two elevators and upgrade fire alarms and sprinklers in Guthridge Hall this summer. Additional upgrades to the sophomore residence hall may also take place as the project progresses, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said, adding that the scope of other possible renovations has not been identified. Sherrard said a cost estimate for […]

University names first provost for diversity

The University tapped a current Ivy League administrator to assume the role of vice provost for diversity and inclusion, a position created last year to spearhead GW’s attempt to attract students and employees from more diverse backgrounds. Dr. Terri Harris Reed – who currently serves as vice provost for institutional equity and diversity at Princeton […]

Library’s budget limits collection

Gelman Library’s budget for purchasing new materials has not changed in 6 years, resulting in a decrease in the amount of resources the University is able to purchase each year, a member of the Faculty Senate said. University spokeswoman Emily Cain declined to comment on the amount allocated to Gelman’s resources in the acquisitions budget […]

Student seeks Vern Express oversight

A member of Mount Vernon Campus Life is spearheading efforts to lobby GW to hire an employee whose sole job would be to oversee the Vern Express shuttle service. Sophomore Joshua Bochner said the first step toward mitigating Vern Express reliability issues is to hire an individual to manage the system from an office on […]

Lyndsey Wajert: We need to bring back Hippothon

Whenever I talk to my sister, a freshman at Penn State, I’m always struck by the ways her college experience in no way resembles mine. Naturally, we try to one-up each other by describing fun campus activities – she brags about going to football games, while I boast that Wolf Blitzer was at Saturday’s men’s […]