April 16, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 56

Stories from the April 16, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SEAS shows off ‘superhero’ engineers

Even after Pinhas Ben-Tzvi transforms into his alter ego to save victims of an earthquake using robot technology, he still makes it back to campus just in time to teach his 12:25 p.m. class. At least that’s the story in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s unconventional marketing campaign launched April 10 to highlight […]

Graduate students to see increased support

GW wants its graduate students to know what kind of support it offers. A yearlong review has painted a picture of the University’s graduate population, allowing student life staff to better tailor its services to each group, including students who are fully engaged on campus, students with full-time jobs or families who do little more […]

Committee to ponder future use of library space

The University appointed two administrators last week to head a committee investigating how libraries could help solve a campus space crunch in the digital age. As heads of the Future of Libraries Committee, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning Stephen Ehrmann and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Dan Ullman […]

Faculty salaries up, but lag behind peers’

The University failed to narrow the pay gap between its average faculty salaries and those offered at similar institutions this year, according to new national data. The average professor salary at GW rose by about 3 percent this academic year, amounting to about $152,000, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education analysis of survey results […]

Gambino red hot at Spring Fling

With bass pounding and colored lights flashing throughout the Smith Center, hundreds of students crowded Spring Fling Sunday evening to hear the rising rap star Childish Gambino. After students spent hours in the sun at Guthridge Park mobbing tables of free tank tops, jumping in a bounce house and snapping up free swag from sponsors, […]

FoBoGro petitions to sell single beers

Foggy Bottom Grocery is jockeying for an exemption from the District law that bans the sale of single beers and malt liquors. The on-campus grocer will seek a go-ahead from ABRA and their local Advisory Neighborhood Commission Wednesday, after submitting an application April 2 to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration to sell 20- to 40-ounce […]

University to combine admissions

The University plans to merge its undergraduate and graduate admissions offices, as well as the offices for financial aid and the registrar, to facilitate compliance with a city-imposed student population cap and to increase enrollment efficiency. By keeping total acceptances under the same umbrella, the enrollment management group could keep better tabs on the number […]

At relay, senior reflects on diagnosis

If her doctors’ diagnosis is correct, Saturday was Alexa Lee’s last Relay for Life. The senior, diagnosed last year with inoperable tumors in both her kidneys, learned in December she has six months to live. Lee has captained a Relay for Life team for seven straight years, but this is her first time doing it […]

GW lags behind neighboring institutions in sustainability challenge

The University ranked far below other District colleges for its overall recycling rate in an eight-week intercollegiate competition promoting sustainability. GW gained six spots over its standing last year, leaving it at No. 192 in a contest among about 270 colleges nationwide. American and Georgetown universities and the University of the District of Columbia finished […]

City to repair broken sidewalks in Foggy Bottom

The city is repairing deteriorating sidewalks across Foggy Bottom, mitigating a concern local residents have called hazardous for years. The District Department of Transportation will repair the sidewalks within fiscal year 2012 in five locations across the Foggy Bottom and West End area and in five additional proposed sites, John Lisle, the agency’s spokesman, said. […]