It marks a two-year dip in summer enrollment.
Monday, June 13, 2011
The idea stems from President Knapp's Innovation Task Force.
An online tool for users to add funds to SmarTrip cards online will launch within the next month, a spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said June 9.
A legal battle between the University and a student convicted for sexual assault might be settled through an out-of-court resolution, according to court documents.
Student donations to the Green Move-Out program rose slightly this year with volunteers collecting over 3,700 bags of donations.
Universities in the D.C. area are major economic drivers and valuable beyond their educational impact, a report funded by colleges found, offering a different opinion from chronic neighbor complaints that local colleges do not offer surrounding communities any benefits.
Georgetown University will be subjected to strict student housing requirements if recommendations from the D.C. Office of Planning and a group of neighbors, jaded by the university's policies, are adopted. Georgetown's Advisory Neighborhood Committee said the university's population growth has a negative impact on full-time Georgetown residents and is asking the city to force the college to house all traditional undergraduates in university housing.
The University will likely see a boost in its research-based rankings for 2010, after a leading foundation updated its ranking criteria to include the humanities and other social sciences - areas where GW boasts high levels of research.
Men's basketball Last season: 17-14, tied for fourth of 14 in the A-10 Where to watch: The Smith Center Who to look for: Senior Tony Taylor, team MVP, who led the team in scoring, assists and steals this past season. He ranked 12th in the A-10 in scoring and third in assists, earning Second Team All-Atlantic 10 honors.
GW's new head coach has put together a coaching staff he says he has confidence in, pointing to the different attributes that each team member brings to the table.
The strategic plan for GW Athletics is taking shape - the result of a multi-month comprehensive review examining the athletics department and the varsity, intramural and club sports it oversees. Senior Vice Provost and Senior Vice President for Student Academic Support Services Robert Chernak said an extensive report on the findings of the wide-ranging assessment has been passed along to the review's executive committee, which is in the process of constructing a final draft of the strategic plan.
The women's skipper never anticipated that just three years after taking the job he would find himself struggling to rebuild after battles with injuries, inexperience and a short bench.
The University is preparing to replace more than half of the emergency blue light phones on campus to upgrade the 20-year-old technology to a more advanced system. Nineteen of the 39 lights scattered across the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses - designed to allow users to signal UPD during emergencies - were originally installed in 1991, University Police Chief Kevin Hay said.
Rising junior Elie Litvin entered politics when he was 9 years old. The son of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Litvin began by volunteering for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign by reaching out to Russian constituents. In middle school, he took weekend trips to New Hampshire and Maine to support George W.
Summertime in the district welcomes not only the migration of summer interns and swamp-like humidity but the season also coincides with amazing outdoor eating venues that have been previously shuttered or unused because of the winter chills. Tabaq Tabaq, located at the U Street Corridor, is a unique Mediterranean restaurant specializing in small plates, a weekday happy hour and a bottomless bloody mary or mimosa brunch special for $12.
The weekly open mic night at U Street's Busboys and Poets restaurant is about far more than just words. It's about a community, the people, their names and faces.
Free is the only four-letter word with the ability to entice college students to brave the summer heat in search of an afternoon of art. And a heavy dose of free art is exactly what students can expect on Saturdays at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
When deciding where to study abroad, Jake Miner wanted to travel somewhere wholly not American.
I just wrapped up my freshman year as dean of students, and I hope some of my experiences might resonate with what a typical freshman might feel. As I reflect on a great year, there are certainly some lessons I learned that might be helpful as you begin your first year at GW.
If there's one piece of advice I can give you for next year, it is to get outside of your comfort zone as soon as possible.
Adam Frankel discusses the role the University should play in preventing sexually transmitted infections amongst students.
The only way to find out what really happens is to get involved on campus from day one.
To the parents of the members of the Class of 2015, I know some of you are walking around campus and putting on brave faces because you want your child to feel comfortable here.
You might find over the next eight semesters that it takes more work to love GW than it does to just complain about it.
Paul Schiff Berman believes assuming the deanship for the GW Law School is not so different from a curtain rising on a play.
The lack of enthusiasm for the bowling area prompted administrators to rethink the use of the vast space the alley occupies on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center.
Under the new criteria, students will receive only one warning if they drop below the minimum 2.0 grade point average before their award is revoked.
Annual giving increased 9 percent in 2011, with annual donations to the University topping $5.3 million as of June 6.
Students in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program will be able to apply credits earned from ROTC classes toward a minor if the University approves the midshipmen's academic request.
They say the department's leaders targeted them for engaging in union activities.
Provost Steven Lerman said each new tenure application must include five external letters of recommendation, an increase from the previous requirement of two.
Just five weeks after University officials unveiled a restructured student life office, its head administrator announced he will step down, citing personal reasons.
Enrollment in the long-awaited School of Nursing moderately increased for the program's second year, furthering a positive outlook for the developing school.
Orientation can get pretty busy. But if you need more entertainment, consider these options.
For at least the fall semester, freshmen stand out. To help make your adjustment to life in D.C. a little smoother, The Hatchet compiled a list of questions only freshmen ask.
Not sure what all those terms and acronyms mean? Here's your GW glossary.
Do you know where you're living? Here's a bit of background on each residence hall.
Want to get up to speed on GW news? Here's a quick primer on what you missed last year.
The Hatchet's weekly crime log keeps a tab on campus crime, including some one-of-a-kind cases. Here is a list of the year's most memorable crimes.
For those students who want some pocket money, part-time jobs on and around campus are eager to employ students.
Knowing how to take advantage of all the opportunities GW offers through its partnerships with D.C. institutions might seem overwhelming for freshmen. To help you out, The Hatchet has outlined where to go and why.
One of the first things new students need to learn when they embark on their college experience is what and where they will eat without their home cooking and a kitchen.
Paul Hegarty used to look out his Thurston Hall window at the dreary gray Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Now he works there.
You've got four years. Here are some long-term goals you won't want to miss.
Going to college in a new city can be especially daunting when you have so many questions but aren't sure who to ask. The Hatchet has compiled a guide of common freshman questions and where you can find answers.
Security Risk Management Consultants, Inc. will "identify the risk level GW is exposed to and develop a physical security and risk management plan," a GW official says.
The long-standing emblem for the region will get a facelift this fall to update rail routes, but it will maintain the map's symbolism.
Five years of student complaints about limited venue options and expensive, unhealthy food have prompted significant changes to the the University's menu.
His salary surpassed the $1 million mark for the first time in fiscal year 2009, landing him in the top-paid tier of university presidents nationwide.