January 26, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 36

Stories from the January 26, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Researchers issued grant to connect spirituality with medicine

GW medical researchers will look to influence health policies by gathering evidence supporting the importance of spirituality in healing, after receiving a $175,000 grant Jan. 20. The GW Institute for Spirituality and Health will tap policy experts from the across the country to investigate what research and educational steps are necessary to urge hospitals to […]

GW unfazed by wider tuition trends

Nearly one-fifth of private universities fear a decrease in net tuition revenue as students opt to attend lower-cost public colleges, a report released by a top financial rating agency found this month. But Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said GW is not anticipating a drop in net tuition revenue – which counts tuition […]

Bookstore sees bump in rentals in the face of rivaling options online

The University’s bookstore’s rental sales surged 17 percent this semester compared to a year ago, but saw an overall decline in revenue as it faces increasing competition from digital textbook retailers. The number of textbook rentals reached 8,200 this week, Robert Blake, the store’s director, said. But as rental sales soar and digital options expand, […]

University takes part in annual recycling competition

The University is answering a challenge issued to schools across North America to a waste reduction and recycling competition as part of the annual RecycleMania contest that kicked off this week. The competition, organized by the College and University Recycling Council, encourages university communities to reduce the amount of resources they consume while promoting recycling […]

Satisfaction up for J Street

University officials this week are touting increased student approval of GW’s Sodexo-run dining options, but aren’t saying much in defense of their claim. Citing a University-sponsored survey released this month, administrators say students are 11 percent more satisfied with the main dining option on campus and the company that runs J Street a semester after […]

Students submit applications for Clinton Global Initiative

Before she spends next year teaching in Tanzania, senior Marisa Ranieri wants her students to have access to books and school supplies. She hopes the college students, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders set to come to Foggy Bottom for the Clinton Global Initiative University conference in March will help catapult her distribution plan to reality. “There’s […]