Monday, December 6, 2010

Top-ranking GW official donates to Gray transition

by Priya Anand

The head of GW's highest governing body donated $2,500 to GW alumnus and Mayor-elect Vincent Gray's transition committee, a fundraising report released last week shows.

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Law School trims dean candidate pool

by Amy Rhodin

The nomination pool for the next dean of the GW Law School has been whittled down from 350 to 100 possible candidates.

GW sees uptick in neighbor complaints

by Amy D'Onofrio

The number of complaints community members logged against students saw a 16 percent jump last school year.

Corey Jacobson: A problem we shouldn't have

The SA would be both willing and able to provide significant funding for the Alternative Breaks program, but are unable to do so do to a funding situation marred by bureaucracy.

Eric Thibault: Giving to the Senior Class Gift this season

Members of the Luther Rice Society have graciously agreed to match senior gifts and provide a collective gift in the name of the Class of 2011.

Matt Ingoglia: Gender-neutral housing is a victory for GW

Last Thursday, GW ended its discriminatory policy by establishing a gender-neutral housing option.

Cartoon: Happy Finals Week

Cost calculator will go online next fall

by Priya Anand

The University will add a "net-price calculator" to its website aimed at helping families decipher the cost of attending college. Colleges will be required to post the cost calculators on their websites, which will help students and their families average the cost that a full-time, first-year undergraduate student is charged after factoring in need-based and merit-based aid.

College Republicans kick off annual dinner series

by Justin Kits
Hatchet Staff Writer

An Iowa congressman praised the GW College Republicans for campaigning against "freedom-restricting" and "socialist" Democratic lawmakers Thursday night.

Report: Undergrads are taking out more loans

by Nicole Mortimer
Hatchet Reporter

Undergraduates are borrowing more money to fund their college education, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center.

Becoming a 'pageant girl'

by Audrey Scagnelli
Hatchet Reporter

Jennifer Beatty is proud to be a pageant girl and is excited to compete for the coveted title of Miss DC.

From no callbacks to calling the shots

by Ricki Maybruch
Hatchet Reporter

After a job offer fell through, GW graduate Zach Cutlere decided to create his own company - a public relations and business development firm.

Slice of Life: A whole new (G)World

by Josh Perlman

The GWorld touch pad might actually be the best thing since sliced bread.

University warns of 'study drug' use

by Amanda D'Ambra

With finals and papers looming, many students are turning to Adderall or Ritalin -sometimes without a prescription.

Foreign GW students boost economy

by Marielle Mondon
Senior Staff Writer

International students studying at GW contributed more to the local economy last year than those studying at other D.C.-based colleges.

Williams to take yearlong sabbatical

by Lauren French

Williams will turn over his role to an "acting leader" during sabbatical, but the University has yet to announce the vice president's replacement.

Law students advise BP official

by Saira Thadani
Hatchet Staff Writer

Ten GW Law School students aided BP officials with the allocation the oil-giant's $20 billion claims fund.

University to offer gender-neutral housing option

by Emily Cirillo
Hatchet Reporter

A yearlong push to add a dramatically progressive option to student living came to a close, as the University announced it will offer gender-neutral housing next year.

Transgender clients find their voices

by Sarah Ferris
Hatchet Reporter

"Now I can be me. People will listen to my ideas, not just my voice," Temmermand said. "This place has made such a huge impact on my life."

Navy out-guns Colonials in BB&T Classic

by Louis Nelson

GW struggled shooting the ball this Sunday in a 64-57 loss to Navy in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center.

GW installs security cameras in Ivory

by Amy D'Onofrio

The University installed thirty-six new surveillance cameras costing nearly $60,000 in Ivory Tower last week to catch - as well as deter - people from vandalizing the hall.

Wild Art: Daredevil Dunk

GW struggling to find identity on offense

by Elizabeth Traynor

The Colonials exited the Verizon Center Sunday night after their fourth straight loss, a record at least partially due to their inability to put the ball in the net.

Second-half rally spells success for women's basketball

by Neil Sharma
Senior Staff Writer

After what appeared to be a rough first half against George Mason for womens basketball, the Colonials came back to trump Mason in a 67-58 victory.

Sports In Brief

by Louis Nelson

Staff Editorial: GW Report Card

The Hatchet Editorial staff grades different aspects of GW life and University policy from this past semester.

Larry Cohen: Answering questions and addressing concerns

Melissa Gindin: LGBT Resource Center left out in the cold

Donor gives $100,000 to financial aid

by Sarah Ferris
Hatchet Staff Writer

Alumni surpassed an anonymous donor's challenge to give 9,000 donations by the end of the year, securing a gift to a financial aid fund.