September 17, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 11

Stories from the September 17, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

LGBT studies to gain courses

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is designing six new courses for its LGBT and sexuality studies minor, as the two-year-old program tries to gain momentum and eventually build up a major. Though only six Columbian College students have declared minors in LGBT and sexuality studies, the program’s leader Dan Moshenberg said faculty are […]

Medical school to boost patient focus

A new curriculum for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will dramatically increase patient-care training to improve students’ clinical skills. The committee working on the curriculum overhaul – the largest in about a decade – will release a public draft next month, stressing clinical duties for students in their first and second years, instead […]

Spilling the (coffee) beans

When the need for caffeine kicks in, the Gelman Library Starbucks and Ivory Tower’s Dunkin’ Donuts can provide a quick fix. But for a better brew outside of the campus rush, head to one of these coffee shops. Best for black coffee: Chinatown Coffee Co. Best for a quiet escape: Ebenezers Coffeehouse Best for baked […]

Professors push for uniform tenure rules

Facing tougher standards from new deans, professors across the University are worried that benchmarks for tenure at each school have not been clearly defined. Michael Castleberry, a graduate school professor and chair of the Faculty Senate’s executive committee, said at the organization’s first meeting that professors feared a miscommunication could shut them out of lifetime […]

Cheh distances herself from scandal

GW Law School professor Mary Cheh will return to the D.C. Council when it reconvenes Monday without support from the man who was once her biggest government ally. Cheh, a Ward 3 council member who has worked closely with Mayor Vincent Gray for years, backtracked on her ardent support of the alumnus this spring after […]