June 12, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 3

Stories from the June 12, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Priya Anand: Comfort is overrated

If you’re comfortable, you’re doing GW wrong. If you’re not nervous – or at least sufficiently freaked out – about Colonial Inauguration, move-in or figuring out how to mold the next four years, chances are you are safe and sound inside your comfort zone. And that’s a shame. College is about finding what makes you […]

A mood ring for the smartphone era

Smartphone users have long been able to track the ups and downs of the stock market with the touch of a button. And thanks to senior David Conway, they can now also keep tabs on their own highs and lows with a mobile mood ring – an app that allows users to register their emotions. […]

University to push hybrid model for graduate programs

When brainstorming ideas for a graduate certificate program in LGBT health, adjunct psychology professor Stephen Forssell needed a plan to attract students who balance jobs in health care organizations or emergency rooms. He decided to pitch his 18-credit program to administrators in mid-June as a hybrid combining online and classroom learning with fieldwork in hospitals […]

Long-serving librarian to step down

Jack Siggins will move out of his second floor office in Gelman Library just in time to miss its demolition. By the time the longtime University librarian steps down Aug. 31, the library’s second floor will be gutted – the start of the $16 million renovation project Siggins spearheaded. Siggins, 73, admitted the timing of […]

Collective lawsuit against University picks up steam

Two more employees have joined a collective lawsuit alleging the University violated federal labor standards and shortchanged staff for overtime pay. Bridgette Harkless, a former executive assistant in the GW Law School, and Jamie Lewis, executive associate in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, both filed complaints in May to join a lawsuit filed […]

Drawing up Nero’s game plan

It’s easy – tempting, even – to break sports down into a two-row column. Wins and losses. X’s and O’s. Production or failure. Success in athletics is dictated by the bottom line, and athletic director Patrick Nero knows this tenant holds value. Closing his first full year in office, he will have seen a new […]

Consequences laid out for common drug violations

Students will be able to reference a guide outlining disciplinary actions for common drug violations by this fall, as GW streamlines its judicial policies. The flow chart will help students decipher consequences for drug use and possession, including potential punishments based on drug type, quantity, distribution concern and history of violations, said Assistant Dean of […]

Knapp’s salary continues to climb

Clarification and correction appended University President Steven Knapp’s salary landed above the $1 million threshold for the second straight year, maintaining his place as one of the top-paid college presidents in the country. Knapp’s pay inched up to $1,165,813 for fiscal year 2011, including compensation and benefits, according to a financial disclosure form. That number […]