April 11, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 54

Stories from the April 11, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Faculty salaries pick up, still behind

GW’s faculty salaries have climbed more rapidly than many of its private peers’ over the past decade, though they still fall toward the middle of the pack overall, according to a Hatchet analysis of national data released Monday. Salaries for the University’s associate, assistant and full professors rose by 12 and 17 percent, adjusted for […]

Library shuts down during heat wave

An early heat wave that struck the District forced Gelman Library to close twice this week and prompted complaints from students and professors in buildings across campus. Temperatures reached at least 90 degrees in Gelman Library Wednesday due to a failed cooling system, staff said, prompting them to close the building “until further notice.” The […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 22nd Street and Virginia Avenue 04/07/13 – 1:55 a.m. Case closedThe University Police Department received a report of an intoxicated male subject. On assessment, he was found to be a former student and then barred from campus.Subject barred from campus University Yard 04/07/13 – 4:30 p.m. Case closedA male subject was caught […]

SA slashes funding for political, Greek organizations

The Student Association’s finance branch set aside more money for smaller organizations this year, cutting larger groups’ budgets to push them to ramp up outside fundraising. The finance committee doled out just under $800,000 this week of its nearly $1 million pool – the largest to date. This year’s process factored in how much groups […]

A new era for Columbian College

GW picked an administrator from a top research university Monday to head the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, who will become the University’s youngest academic leader and only black dean. Ben Vinson, a 42-year-old vice dean at Johns Hopkins University and a Latin American history scholar, will assume the deanship of GW’s largest college […]

Sodexo to report local, humanely treated food

Correction appended GW’s dining service contractor pledged last week to increase its transparency. Sodexo partnered with the nation’s largest food justice organization, Real Food Challenge, to increase locally grown and humanely treated food to up to 20 percent of all purchases by 2020 by showing all food sales. Members of the Food Justice Alliance helped […]


Thursday Hurricane Sandy Benefit Showcase Enjoy student performances as part of the GW Responds event. Ticket sales will benefit families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Lisner Auditorium – 7 p.m. Saturday Bhangra Blowout Watch GW students compete in an international South Asian dance competition. Warner Theatre – 7 p.m. Take Back the Night Join Men Can […]

Sesno to leave SMPA for one semester to write book

Frank Sesno, the director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, will leave for a sabbatical next spring to write his first book, he said in an interview Tuesday. Sesno, who has led the school since 2009, said he will return to the director’s role after his semester away, likely surrendering his position as […]