August 30, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 6

Stories from the August 30, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GOP platform pushes looser D.C. gun laws

The District’s gun control laws and statehood campaign made their way onto a national stage Tuesday with the release of the 2012 Republican Party Platform. The platform included a D.C.-specific section that calls for looser rules on gun ownership in a city it said was susceptible to terrorism. It also opposed D.C. statehood outright – […]

GW expands web security programs

To spread cybersecurity education across disciplines, the University added academic programs and coordinated cross-school efforts in the field this fall, pushing into business, law and education. Even the most basic lessons in cybersecurity are valuable for the country’s entire workforce, said associate professor of education Diana Burley. Case in point: Infected personal devices that employees […]

New researcher solves ‘monster larva’ mystery

One of the University’s newest researchers published a report Monday that solved a deep sea mystery that has eluded scientists for nearly 200 years. Keith Crandall, a biology professor and founding director of GW’s new Computational Biology Institute, led a team of researchers to crack the DNA code of the so-called “monster larva” that fishermen […]

Crime Log

Theft 8/20/12 – Time unknown Location: Academic Center Case closed A student reported to the University Police Department that someone returned his bag that was missing for several days. Upon retrieving the bag, the student noticed cash was missing from the bag.No suspects or witnesses Theft/Credit Card Fraud 8/21/12 – Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:28 […]


Thursday “Intellectual Crack” Listen to philosophy professor Rebecca Carr give a talk on a topic of her choice as part of the Last Lecture series. Thurston Piano Lounge – 5 p.m. Friday Multicultural Student Services Center Block Party Meet friends at the Square 80 park and enjoy free food, music and dance performances. Square 80 […]

Search stalls for medical school dean

At a glance: October 2008 The medical school is put on academic probation by an accrediting body. February 2010 The medical school’s academic probation is lifted. May 2010 A Board of Trustees advisory committee begins a review of the GW Medical Center, which recommends a massive structural shift. November 2010 James Scott, dean of the […]

Fundraising breaks record but slows rate of growth

GW shattered its fundraising record in fiscal year 2012 by tallying $120 million in donations, but saw a slower growth rate for money-raking than the year before. Administrators broke the $119 million goal for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2011 and ended June 30, after the previous year brought in $113.5 million – […]

Construction to begin for GW Museum

Workers will begin demolitions on two buildings near University Yard as construction picks up the pace for the $22 million GW Museum. Crews will tear down a protruding stairwell on the south side of Corcoran Hall and gut the Woodhull House, formerly the campus police headquarters, at 21st and G Streets. A groundbreaking ceremony will […]

Law school pays more graduates to work in dismal job market

The GW Law School is handing out more checks this year to put 95 members of its newly graduated class in paid, full-time legal positions, spending $2 million to $3 million to cushion their fall into the sluggish legal job market. Participation surged by about 19 percent this year for the Pathways to Practice program, […]