November 19, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 29

Stories from the November 19, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Medical school speeds search for dean after two years

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences got orders from GW’s top leader this month to accelerate the search to fill its deanship, after nearly two years of temporary leadership. University President Steven Knapp and Provost Steven Lerman directed the school’s faculty executive committee to launch an expedited dean search to stabilize GW’s most selective […]

Few students seek GW’s help to quit smoking

GW will continue to develop smoking cessation programs to work toward a smoke-free campus by 2013, but only a handful of students seek in-person help to kick their habits each semester. Student Health Service associate director Susan Haney said about five students typically participate in group or individual sessions each semester. She said more students […]

Report: Class technology lags five years

Faculty are complaining that GW’s classroom technology is behind the curve, and a report found this month that the outdated equipment stems from a “severe” budget shortfall. Almost all classrooms have outdated equipment, and GW’s classroom technology division cannot meet professors’ demands for upgrades, according to the Faculty Senate report. Some of the equipment passed […]

Student veteran finds new brotherhood

Dominic Amaral has found a new kind of brotherhood this year at GW. Amaral, a history major and student veteran, joined the military at age 18 and made his first trip to Iraq as a crewman three years later. But when transitioning to college, he was looking for the same kind of community he found […]

Administrators head to China to chart global degree program

The leader of GW’s largest school will travel to China this week to examine potential academic space for the University’s first global undergraduate degree. Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Dean Peg Barratt will lead a group of GW officials to the industrial city Suzhou to ensure the classrooms and campus will meet the needs […]

GW presents plans to develop Square 75A

University officials put forward $200,000 worth of community amenities at a zoning board hearing Thursday, looking to appease neighbors concerned with plans to build an 11-story office complex along Pennsylvania Avenue. The outlined proposal for the sleek 250,000-square-foot building includes $100,000 apiece for a real-time Metro information board and office space for a neighborhood elderly […]