June 13, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 3

Stories from the June 13, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Blue lights to receive upgrade

The University is preparing to replace more than half of the emergency blue light phones on campus to upgrade the 20-year-old technology to a more advanced system. Nineteen of the 39 lights scattered across the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses – designed to allow users to signal UPD during emergencies – were originally installed […]

University to approve naval science minor

Students in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program will be able to apply credits earned from ROTC classes toward a minor if the University approves the midshipmen’s academic request. Members of the program petitioned the University to create a secondary field of study – effectively a minor – in naval sciences, so students were […]

University hires firm to review security

The University is hiring an outside firm to conduct a review of campus security and risks, a top administrator said June 7. Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Darrell Darnell said Security Risk Management Consultants, Inc. will “identify the risk level GW is exposed to and develop a physical security and risk management […]

Republicans reaching out for Romney

Rising sophomore Elie Litvin entered politics when he was 9 years old. The son of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Litvin began by volunteering for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign by reaching out to Russian constituents. In middle school, he took weekend trips to New Hampshire and Maine to support George W. Bush’s […]

Officers charge UPD with unfair labor

GW is facing four charges for unfair labor practices directed at the University Police Department, filed by officers who say the department’s leaders targeted them for engaging in union activities. The charges, filed through the National Labor Relations Board – a body that investigates allegations that employers violated laws – were filed from March to […]

Original designer to update District Metro map

The D.C. Metro map, a long-standing emblem for the region, will get a facelift this fall to reflect the split of blue line trains and the addition of a new line that will take riders to Dulles Airport. Metro officials tapped Lance Wyman, one of the original designers of the map in 1976, to lead […]

Summer in the District: Where to go for outdoor dining

Summertime in the district welcomes not only the migration of summer interns and swamp-like humidity but the season also coincides with amazing outdoor eating venues that have been previously shuttered or unused because of the winter chills. Tabaq Tabaq, located at the U Street Corridor, is a unique Mediterranean restaurant specializing in small plates, a […]

Criteria for tenure tightened

GW is changing tenure requirements for professors, a decision the University’s top academic administrator attributed to a school-wide demand for a higher caliber of faculty. Provost Steven Lerman said each new tenure application must include five external letters of recommendation, an increase from the previous requirement of two. Beyond the letters, Lerman was unable to […]

Dining programs overhauled

The University is ditching its much-maligned mandatory dining program for sophomores, after fielding five years of student complaints about limited venue options and expensive, unhealthy food. Students with 30 to 59 credit hours will purchase an additional $500 in Colonial Cash – money that can be spent at participating restaurants across the District – instead […]

Escaping to the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Free. That is the only four-letter word with the ability to entice college students to brave the summer heat in search of an afternoon of art. And a heavy dose of free art is exactly what students can expect on Saturdays at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts […]