March 28, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 51

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

Professor files new charge in buyout lawsuit

A former School of Engineering and Applied Science professor amended his complaint against the University in court this month, rendering GW’s current attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed moot. Last month the University filed a motion to dismiss the first of two counts in Richard Soland’s complaint, citing a lack of tangible evidence. Under law, […]

Sports In Brief

Softball splits doubleheader against Dayton Flyers The softball team split its doubleheader against Dayton Saturday, earning a 5-4 victory in the first game, but falling 10-9 in the second. GW (11-11-1) battled back from a 4-1 deficit in the first game, earning three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game. Sophomore […]

Work study budget cuts threaten student jobs

Students with jobs through the Federal Work Study Program at GW may find themselves out of work this semester once their allotments run out. In past years, the University gave additional funds to students who earned their entire Federal Work Study awards so they could continue working, but the University is not doing that this […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: Where was the discussion of hate crimes?

As much as GW boasts about its diversity, discrimination continues to rot our walls. A recent incident at my high school has me reeling, as it demonstrated that bigotry can be found even where you feel immune to it. A student dressed up in Ku Klux Klan garb at a high school spirit rally, and […]

Former English professor dies

William L. Turner, an associate professor emeritus of English at the University, died of cardiovascular disease at a retirement community in Washington, D.C., March 12. He was 99. Remembered for his bright personality and his devotion to students, Turner joined the English department in 1941. He later served as assistant dean of the Columbian College […]

Doug Cohen: Can’t live with summer housing

With summer quickly approaching, GW students planning to stay in D.C. are finalizing summer housing plans, a process that can be a struggle. Rent in D.C. can be very expensive, while large apartments to house multiple friends are scarce. In theory, an easy solution to this stressful process would be to opt for on-campus housing. […]

Student play kicks true

It was Gary Tibberman’s self-proclaimed stalker that helped the NFL punter turn his life around. Tibberman, the protagonist in the 14th Grade Players’ newest production, “Kick the Ball,” which ran this past weekend at West Hall Theater, is conflicted after his overzealous coach benches him. “I’m pointless,” Tibberman, who was played by sophomore Andy Nye, […]

Edward A. Grefe: Faculty role in GSPM search

The decision to restart the hiring process for a new director to succeed the founder of the Graduate School of Political Management (“GSPM restarts director search,” Feb. 22, 2010, pg. 1), provided Dean Kathleen Burke with a fresh opportunity to seek input from valued constituent groups including alumni and adjunct faculty. Sadly, actions taken by […]

GWSB to expand sustainability courses

Students with an interest in both business and sustainability will see more course options, as part of an initiative to broaden GW’s academic approach to the study of environmental issues. GW School of Business Dean Doug Guthrie said the business school is coordinating with the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Columbian College […]