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.

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 […]

More students compete for graduate fellowship

The University’s Presidential Administrative Fellowship program saw a resurgence of interest this fall after a steep dip in applications last year. This semester, 65 seniors applied for the Presidential Administrative Fellowship – a 35-percent increase from last year. The competitive fellowship covers tuition toward a graduate degree, while winners serve administrative roles for different University […]

Sports in Brief

Swim teams finish fifth at Patriot Invitational The swimming teams both grabbed fifth-place finishes at the Patriot Invitational at George Mason University this weekend. The men’s team earned 385 points, and the women’s posted 399 to grab the berth in a field of eight teams. Competition extended over Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “The entire meet […]

Women’s basketball falls short to Virginia Tech

The symbol of the Colonials’ loss Saturday was most glaring at the free throw line. Squaring off against Virginia Tech, GW shot 42.3 percent from the line, converting just 11 of 26, missing four crucial shots from the charity stripe in the last 15 seconds of play. The Colonials’ shooting woes were not constrained to […]

Iconic campus pub, restaurant to close

After 11 years of pizza, beer and pho, owner Hien Bui is serving customers at the Froggy Bottom Pub something new – a promise the GW landmark will stick around. The University announced last week that after Kaiser Permanente vacates its 2100 W Pennsylvania Ave. space next October, GW will take steps toward renovating that […]

University to raze seven properties

The University plans to bulldoze a block of buildings and townhouses along Pennsylvania Avenue in the next three years to erect office space. The glassy 11-story structure with more than 275 parking spaces will sit in place of the office at 2100 W Pennsylvania Ave. and two neighboring University buildings, as well as Froggy Bottom […]