The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent tuition increase at its meeting Friday, alongside a $10 million boost to financial aid funding.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
GW mistakenly sent an e-mail letter of acceptance to a number of Early Decision II applicants last Wednesday - after the students had already received a letter of rejection - a top University official said last week.
Six faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science have accepted the University's buyout packages, and the University's top academic officer said last week employees in other schools and departments might face a similar option in the future.
The University's endowment is continuing to recover from an 18 percent drop from 2008 to 2009, growing slightly more than 10 percent since the end of the fiscal year, a University official said this week.
After many classes fell behind on their intended lesson plans during last week's four snow days, some professors decided to hold virtual classes to thwart the bad weather.
MTV's television show "The Real World" settled down in the District last summer, and though its eight roommates left in the fall, some D.C. organizations featured on the show are reporting a bump in popularity.
Waking up at 6:30 a.m. on a January morning in 30 degree weather is not Florida native Carlos Vazquez's idea of a good time.
The University announced classes will be held on reading days and a Saturday to compensate for the classes canceled during the historic snowfall in D.C. last week, but some students are calling the policy disastrous.
Last time we spoke with financial consultant Peter Bielagus about how to manage a budget. Now, professor of finance Neil Cohen takes us through applying for a credit card - even without a credit history - and the best ways to maintain a good credit score.
Tucked in a tiny building on 23rd Street behind Fulbright Hall, behind a door that looks more like an emergency exit than an entrance, lies a small but precious part of the University: the exercise science department.
BRONX, N.Y. - It had been a while since there was a scene like Saturday's on the GW men's basketball team's bench: head coach Karl Hobbs calmly slipping back into his suit coat as most the Colonials' regulars stood and applauded a quintet of reserves dribbling out the clock.
The GW women's gymnastics team put up its highest team score of the season in Sunday's "Think Pink" meet against North Carolina State, but it was not enough to knock off the first-place guests as the Wolfpack beat the Colonials 194.325-190.275.
Generally speaking, mid-February matchups between teams from the bottom half of the Atlantic 10 are not notable. At this point in the season, the beginning of the season is barely visible in the rear-view mirror, and the excitement of March's postseason play is just appearing on the horizon.
Though both teams took to the road and lost Sunday, GW's men's and women's squash teams defended their home court Saturday with a pair of 9-0 sweeps against Haverford College.
GW men's tennis player Erik Hannah was named A-10 Performer of the Week yesterday after the junior played a key role in his team's win Friday over Duquesne.
University employee filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint with the D.C. Office of Human Rights, the employee confirmed last month.
One GW graduate student has already done what many professionals only dream about doing.
Members of the GW College Democrats and College Republicans debated the push and pull factors that lead to illegal immigration and solutions to the problem Thursday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre.
University President Steven Knapp announced the creation of a President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion at the University's Board of Trustees' meeting last Friday, in an effort to expand GW's attractiveness to potential students and employees of diverse backgrounds.
By creating the President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion, the University is proactively addressing a non-pressing issue before it escalates into a full-blown crisis.
In a single night Knapp did more to strengthen the bond with students than could have ever been expected.
How many times in your GW career have you heard a fellow student criticize the food options on campus?
What better reprieve could exist during the most stressful time of the semester than a primal jaunt through Foggy Bottom in our underwear?
No matter the religion one practices, there is always a special location - a temple, a church, a synagogue - that serves as a place for worship. In many ways, these settings are a symbol of the beliefs they embody.