May 21, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 2

Stories from the May 21, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University eyes patent potential in professors’ research

Correction appended Director of the GW Institute for Nanotechnology Michael Keidar spent the last three years developing a cancer cell-killing medical device that he said could revolutionize the disease’s treatment worldwide. The associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering earned a license for his product May 16, becoming the University’s 11th patent in the last […]


Wednesday Strategic Planning Town Hall Help shape GW’s strategic plan, projected for release this fall, by participating in a discussion with administrators from across the University. Funger Hall, Room 103 – 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday HIV/AIDS Policy Seminar Listen to Rochelle Walensky, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School, talk about the economics of […]

Kelsey Rohwer: “Undergraduate” is not a dirty word

The problem with growing up is that there is always someone telling us we are not old enough. And yet, you would think that as young adults, we would finally be over it. But even as college students, there is still one hurdle we cannot quite clear, one word that brings our youth crashing back […]

Doug Cohen: The reality of student debt

What’s not to love about graduation season? It is filled with senior send-offs, family get-togethers and free food. But for more and more students and families, graduation season also marks the time to begin repaying loans that financed their education. Student loan debt has become a hot national issue since news surfaced that it was […]

Staff Editorial: A new transfer student community

Transfer students do not enroll at GW for the Mount Vernon Campus experience. They come here to take advantage of city life in Foggy Bottom. Yet this past year, the University placed transfer students on the Vern in an effort to establish a community for the group. But an administrator determined that transfers would live […]

Staff Editorial: A stronger stance on student security

GWids are the equivalent of students’ social security numbers on campus. That is why it is troubling that last week, a Columbian College of Arts and Sciences academic adviser accidentally emailed 274 students a spreadsheet with the personal information – including GWids and addresses – of more than 5,000 students in the school. This mistake […]

Retiring naval officer bikes cross-country

After 27 years as a commander in the navy, Joseph Arleth will serve the armed forces by putting his feet to the pedals. Arleth, executive officer at the University’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, embarked May 6 on a 45-day bike ride from San Diego to Saint Augustine, Fla., to raise funds for Fisher House […]