April 21, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 58

Stories from the April 21, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the editor

Disconcerting changes to the philosophy department Last week the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences announced its decision to move the philosophy department to the Mount Vernon Campus. As philosophy students, we oppose this decision. This decision indicates the University’s preference of almost any other department over the philosophy department. The Vern is universally acknowledged […]

Law dean search narrowed to two

The final two candidates for the GW Law School deanship will meet with the University’s top administrators this month, the last step before one secures the top spot at the No. 20-ranked law school. Paul Berman, currently dean of Arizona State University College of Law, and Robert Schapiro, the associate vice provost for academic affairs […]

University neighbors form coalition

A group of neighbors in Foggy Bottom announced the creation of a coalition dedicated to improving D.C. colleges’ relationships with universities,. The District-wide Coalition of University Neighbors will serve as a centralized base for neighbors who oppose the growth of large institutions, which they believe diminish the quality of life in their neighborhood. The relationship […]

University names new athletic director

The commissioner of the Division-I America East Conference was named the new director of athletics Wednesday morning, an instrumental position that will help steer the evolving Department of Athletics. America East Commissioner Patrick Nero will take the helm of the department amid a review launched by the Board of Trustees and chaired by New York […]

Coulter takes jabs at Obama, Dems

Controversial New York Times best-selling author and conservative pundit Ann Coulter shared her views on domestic and foreign policy as well as the Republican Party’s chances in the 2012 election in a speech Wednesday in Funger Hall. Sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation, Coulter took repeated jabs at President Barack Obama and members of the […]

Faculty joins academic society

University President Steven Knapp and professor Martha Finnemore were elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an esteemed honorary society and a leading research center. Knapp and Finnemore are among 212 new members who will join one of the nation’s most prestigious societies for achievements in science, scholarship, business, public affairs […]

River taxi travels to Nationals Park

Instead of joining the daily trek through the hot and cramped Metro this summer, D.C. residents and visitors will have the chance to take a more scenic method of transportation: river taxis. American River Taxi began test runs this month, shuttling riders between the Georgetown Waterfront and the Capitol South, Navy Yard area, ultimately letting […]

Student Health Service sees jump in request for HIV tests

The Student Health Service saw a 22 percent jump in students requesting HIV tests this academic year. Six-hundred-thirty students have been tested for HIV by SHS this academic year, compared to 516 tests over the duration of last year. University Physician and Medical Director of SHS, Isabel Goldenberg, and the Clinical Program Coordinator, Susan Haney, […]

Promises of sex, love and insurance

A musical comedy singing to the tune of love, sex and scandal takes the stage at West Hall Theater this weekend. “Promises, Promises,” Forbidden Planet Productions’ upcoming spring performance, features an ambitious insurance executive who permits his superiors to use his apartment for romantic rendezvous in exchange for promotional help. Freshman director Henry Morillo will […]