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 […]

Calendar

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 […]

GW law professor elected to United Nations commission

  A GW Law School professor will join 33 legal scholars and government officials to deliberate on global legal standards Jan. 1 as part of the 64th session of the United Nations International Law Commission.   The United Nations elected Sean Murphy by secret ballot at its November General Assembly meeting in New York after […]

Australian government moves to expedite student visa process

The Australian government took steps earlier this month to move its country into the top tier of study abroad destinations when it streamlined the requirements for foreign student visas.    Under the new guidelines, foreign students in Australia must have a confirmation letter issued by university that they plan to attend. The verification letter replaced […]

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 […]