August 25, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 4

Stories from the August 25, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Doug Cohen: Giving ranking groups a failing grade

The season of college rankings has returned. Forbes Magazine published its third annual “America’s Top Colleges” list earlier this month, and GW continued its impressive rise, coming in as No. 151 of 650 schools on the survey. Last year, the University was ranked No. 291. In the coming weeks, U.S. News and World Report will […]

Former SAC director assumes top position

Tim Miller has worked at GW for almost a decade, but as he starts the fall with a new, more prominent post, he said it felt like his first day all over again. Miller, former director of the Student Activities Center, was tapped in July to spearhead the massive restructuring of nonacademic student life as […]

The Rebound

Jessica Adair laced up her sneakers in the visitors’ locker room at the Verizon Center on Aug. 18, but the setting still felt like home. The D.C.-native and former Colonial was suiting up with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx, preparing to face off against the Washington Mystics. Adair’s shed 70 pounds since the 6-foot-4-inch center led […]

Overhaul aims to personalize student experience

The Center for Student Engagement will spend the fall gauging student needs in its broad attempt to provide more focused support for each class year of students, its newly-hired leader said Wednesday. Associate Dean of Students Tim Miller said the organization will use focus groups to better understand student needs before implementing any new strategies […]

Report alleges corrupt hiring in Gray administration

A report by the D.C. Council slams city Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration with evidence of corrupt hiring practices, adding more fuel to a slew of ethical questions surrounding the alumnus within the first year he entered office. The account includes hundreds of pages of documents detailing what it calls “clear evidence” that Gray hired senior […]

Consulting is basis for $700,000 professor

Salaries of the University’s top-earning professors trumped those of many deans and overshadowed their peers nationwide by hundreds of thousands of dollars, financial documents show. Shahram Sarkani and Thomas Mazzuchi, both professors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, earned base salaries of $703,186 and $481,208 respectively in 2009, according to financial disclosure forms […]

Lidster sets sights on successful final season

George Lidster decided in the spring that the upcoming season would be his last as the head coach of the men’s soccer team. Lidster surveyed the changes in the athletic department, spearheaded by the arrival of new Director of Athletics Patrick Nero, and made the decision. But it wasn’t until months later, when the announcement […]

Government secrets live in Gelman

Tucked away on the seventh floor of Gelman Library are 8 million pages of government secrets. This month the National Security Archive released four volumes of previously top-secret CIA papers documenting the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. These records are part of the collection that contains thousands of once top-secret government documents that reveal humanitarian […]