November 15, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 28

Stories from the November 15, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

For Nero, two programs, two new coaches

A year after taking the helm of the University’s athletic department, Patrick Nero changed the leadership of its two flagship programs. Mike Lonergan replaced Karl Hobbs as head coach of the men’s basketball team in May 2011. A little less than a year later, Jonathan Tsipis took over the women’s basketball program following the firing […]

Mayor unveils economic plan

Mayor Vincent Gray proposed a five-year, $1 billion-dollar economic development strategy Wednesday, the result of a five-month partnership with the GW School of Business and neighboring universities. Gray announced the vision to bring 100,000 new jobs to the city and $1 billion from new taxes. His plans include making D.C. more of a global business […]

Building construction pit is an engineering feat

While Superstorm Sandy roared across the District two weeks ago, Cory Surber’s eyes remained glued to his computer screen. One detectable movement, he knew, could be catastrophic. Surber, a senior project manager with Clark Construction Group, received frequent updates regarding the Science and Engineering Hall work zone – an 85-foot pit covering almost an entire […]

GW inches higher in study abroad rankings

GW was ranked No. 12 for undergraduates at research institutions who study abroad, climbing 10 spots in a national study from last year. About 53 percent of undergraduates studied abroad from fall 2010 to spring 2011, the latest figures that were factored into the Institute for International Education’s annual Open Doors report. GW shot up […]

Crime Log

Fraud 11/05/12 – 2 p.m. Location: Medical Faculty Associates building Case closedA male subject unaffiliated with the University attempted to obtain medication with a fraudulent prescription.Subject arrested Harassment 11/07/12 – Multiple times Location: Off campus A student reported that she was receiving harassing text messages from a number she did not recognize.Open Case 11/07/12 – […]


Thursday Protest and Rebellion in the Middle East Hear political science professors from Northwestern University, the University of Massachusetts and Cornell University discuss social movements in the Middle East. 1957 E St., Room 602 – Noon Mentor Development Conference Learn skills for mentoring students at this two-day conference. All faculty can attend for free. Marvin […]

Food trucks push back on proposed regulations

Food truck owners and D.C. residents are fighting back against proposed regulations that could restrict the mobile eateries from parking near certain areas on the street. The measures, proposed by the city administrator last month, would only allow food trucks to vend on sidewalks that span 10 feet of “unobstructed space,” according to a draft […]

U.S. News kicks GW off rankings

U.S. News & World Report knocked GW out of its top colleges rankings Wednesday, six days after the University disclosed that it had been significantly inflating admissions data for more than a decade. GW lost its No. 51 spot and is now listed as “unranked” in the U.S. News 2013 list – a rare and […]

GW to pull in millions more for academics

The University will likely be able to inject $15 million more than expected each year into its academic and research ambitions, top officials said Tuesday. University President Steven Knapp’s savings-searching Innovation Task Force is projected to rake in $75 million yearly by fiscal year 2017 through different efficiency strategies, more than the initial $60 million […]

Law dean resigns to lead online learning

Paul Schiff Berman abruptly announced Monday that he will step down as dean of the No. 20-ranked GW Law School in January, after just 18 months of leading the school in the face of declining enrollment. Berman was tapped by Provost Steven Lerman to become vice provost for online education and academic innovation – a […]