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.

Police arrest two armed suspects near campus boundaries

Metropolitan Police officers arrested two individuals near campus Monday night, shortly after a shooting in Georgetown and a fight near the Foggy Bottom Metro brought a slew of cop cars and onlookers to the area. Multiple gunshots echoed near 28th and M streets starting at 10:49 p.m., according to police documents. The shooting and the […]

Text message alert system plans released

The University’s top security officer pledged Tuesday that GW would quickly implement a text message alert system to notify the community of threats, and apologized for its lagging response to the near-campus arrest of two armed juveniles late Monday. Students laid heavy criticism on the University for a gap in communication while two armed suspects […]

Sports in Brief

Jackson to move to shooting guard position Junior Danni Jackson will switch from the point guard position to the shooting guard position for the women’s basketball team this season, head coach Mike Bozeman announced at the program’s media day Tuesday. The move is designed to allow GW’s top returning scorer to utilize her offensive talent […]

Safeway to close Watergate store

The Safeway at the Watergate complex will shut its doors Dec. 3. The announcement comes after months of speculation that the 45-year-old store would close shop because of increased competition following the opening of the more upscale Whole Foods Market at The Avenue, in addition to the Trader Joe’s store on 25th Street. Nearly 1,300 […]

Lock upgrade goes largely unnoticed in City Hall

A lock system upgrade was performed in the upperclassman residence hall City Hall last week, a change that triggered some residents’ key cards to deactivate. “An upgrade was performed to existing locks used in City Hall at the request of the lock manufacturer,” University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said. The upgrade, which took about five minutes […]

GSEHD introduces global education program

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development will launch a new certificate program this spring focused on preparing local teachers to effectively educate international students.   The program will help K-12 teachers add international topics to public school curricula to show how current events and foreign cultures impact increasingly diverse classroom.   Karen Kortecamp, […]

Fifteen honorees recognized for University service

Nominees for the 10th annual Service Excellence Celebration gathered Tuesday to honor the University’s most outstanding service commitments this year. Fifteen winners, including individuals, departments and programs, were selected from more than 600 nominees. “In all, it was an auspicious pool in terms of quantity and quality, which was fitting for the 10th year of […]

University outlines plan to extend academics globally

The University is redoubling efforts to expand globally through degree partnerships, opting to follow a different model than most colleges, in a bid to further on-campus research efforts and expand academics. In conjunction with this year’s development of a strategic plan for the institution, the University will decide what areas of the world to concentrate […]