November 3, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 24

Stories from the November 3, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Clinton’s mother dies at University hospital

Dorothy Rodham – the mother of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – died early Tuesday morning at the GW Hospital. She was 92 years old. Born in Chicago in 1919, Rodham raised three children, lobbied on behalf of abandoned children and campaigned for Clinton leading up to the 2008 presidential election. “She overcame abandonment and […]

Investigation dismisses charges against mayor

An eight-month long federal investigation, including thousands of documents and interviews, concluded alumnus and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will not face charges for a wrongful hiring claim. A U.S. House of Representatives ethics committee declared Monday it did not find sufficient evidence to support ex-candidate Sulaimon Brown’s allegations that Gray’s staff bribed him to bash […]

University puts emphasis on improving teaching

A campus-wide educational initiative will gather input from faculty, staff and students to design strategies for improving the quality of teaching and learning at the University. As a way to balance the recent growth of GW’s commitments to research, a 19-person faculty advisory board will study teaching practices to find ways to better engage students […]

Students applying to more colleges

Interest in colleges nationwide is prompting high school students to send out more applications, likely boosting the University’s selectivity. The National Association for College Admission Counseling reported that 25 percent of college applicants submitted seven or more applications, up from 23 percent the year before, marking a decade-long national pattern of high school students applying […]

Hatchet Expat: Translating life in Sevilla

My time spent studying in Sevilla, Spain has taught me to put everything I thought I knew on the back burner – particularly, the English language. During the first half of my study abroad experience, I had some amazing encounters. I traveled throughout Spain, visited Morocco and Portugal, and I still have a number of […]

University looks to expand sustainability in classrooms

The University is considering increasing its eco-friendly course offerings as part of a larger initiative to develop a culture geared toward sustainability. Provost Steven Lerman appointed a 20-person faculty committee with representatives from the 10 GW schools and colleges to examine sustainability in the University’s curriculum. The group will present its recommendations in the spring. […]