November 21, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 29

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

After tour around world, an exciting homecoming

A trio intricately tied to GW is back on a familiar stomping ground, but in a whole new element. Instead of rocking the theater in Mitchell Hall where they got their start, Jukebox the Ghost is headlining one of the city’s most famous venues. Six years ago, Tommy Siegel, Ben Thornewill and Jesse Kristin were […]

Slice of Life: Thanksgiving: A family affair

It starts like this. My nana and papa always arrive early. Toting five or six bags filled with jars of chicken soup, frozen kugels wrapped in 30-year-old tin foil and loads of discount candy, my nana never makes a quiet entrance. Necco, my enthusiastically overweight golden retriever mutt stands at the head of the welcome […]


Monday Election 2012 Alumnus and NBC’s chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd will weigh in on President Barack Obama’s reelection strategy and this season’s field of Republican candidates. Jack Morton Auditorium – 7:30 p.m. Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Post-communist Countries International affairs professors will break down the shocking political victories by opposition parties in authoritarian-led […]

Diversity provost targets hiring

The University’s new champion of diversity has focused this fall on bringing variety to faculty demographics by helping to develop department-specific recruitment strategies. Terri Harris Reed, GW’s first vice provost for diversity and inclusion, said she has engaged in conversations at all levels of the University, including with vice presidents, deans, departments and faculty, about […]

University looks to widen online learning opportunities

Dana Tai Soon Burgess wanted his dance students to perfect their techniques this summer before the curtain opened. But now the instructor of a first-year master’s of fine arts program is focused on what happens when their computers open.   After six weeks of in-person dance rehearsals and computer instruction at GW over the summer, […]

Efficiency effort allots $2.5 million to research

The money-saving task force charged with improving the University’s academic programs will devote about $2.5 million to support research – 20 percent of the resources the project set aside for fiscal year 2012. The majority of that pool will go toward hiring research-ready faculty, but some money from the Innovation Task Force will be directed […]

Marvin Center to launch space-booking website

The University will roll out an online scheduling system in January that will allow student groups to reserve rooms and meeting spaces in the Marvin Center. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said details – such as whether student organizations will be able to pay for the room and equipment online and if other buildings would eventually […]

Volleyball season ends with quarterfinal defeat

After the first two sets of the A-10 conference tournament quarterfinal match against No. 6 seed Duquesne, the Colonials had control. The team was focused. GW was up 2-0 in the game, and appeared to be headed to the semifinals of the tournament to take on No. 1 seed Dayton. But then it slipped away, […]