Monday, June 13, 2011

Enrollment for summer classes down

by Amanda D'Ambra

It marks a two-year dip in summer enrollment.

GW commits money to boost study abroad

by Amanda D'Ambra

The idea stems from President Knapp's Innovation Task Force.

Metro to test pilot program for online payments

by Clara Pak
Hatchet reporter

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.

SJS lawsuit likely to be settled out-of-court

by Priya Anand

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.

Donations up for Green Move-Out program

by Amanda D'Ambra

Student donations to the Green Move-Out program rose slightly this year with volunteers collecting over 3,700 bags of donations.

Report: Universities boost local economy

by Francis Rivera

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.

Neighbors ask Georgetown to house all students on campus

by Gabrielle Marush

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.

Changes to research criteria may bolster GW rankings

by Gabrielle Marush

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.

What you missed: Athletics year in review

by Elizabeth Traynor

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.

Lonergan ready to lead on the court

by Elizabeth Traynor

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.

Athletics department review gaining direction

by Elizabeth Traynor

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.

Bozeman honest about team's need to grow

by Joel Goldberg
Hatchet Staff Writer

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.

Blue lights to receive upgrade

by Priya Anand

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.

Republicans reaching out for Romney

by Josh Perlman

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.

Summer in the District: Where to go for outdoor dining

by Lauren Ketz
Hatchet Reporter

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.

Spoken word, shared heart: The soul of Busboys

by Joel Goldberg
Hatchet Staff Writer

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.

Escaping to the Corcoran Gallery of Art

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.

Study abroad helped senior earn fellowship

by Rachel Milkovich
Hatchet Reporter

When deciding where to study abroad, Jake Miner wanted to travel somewhere wholly not American.

Peter Konwerski: Lessons from my freshman year

by Peter Konwerski

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.

Alyssa Rosenthal: Step out of your comfort zone

by Alyssa Rosenthal
Columnist

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.

Letter to the Editor

Adam Frankel discusses the role the University should play in preventing sexually transmitted infections amongst students.

Keith Osentoski: Getting involved teaches you what happens here

by Keith Osentoski
Columnist

The only way to find out what really happens is to get involved on campus from day one.

Lyndsey Wajert: Dear parents, it may be difficult but let go

by Lyndsey Wajert
Senior columnist

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.

Lauren French: Remember, the good does outweigh the bad

by Lauren French
Editor in chief

You might find over the next eight semesters that it takes more work to love GW than it does to just complain about it.

Staff Editorial: An introduction to the editorial board

Cartoon: Welcome to CI

by Sara Fischer
Cartoonist

Law dean aims to put transparency at center stage

by Cory Weinberg

Paul Schiff Berman believes assuming the deanship for the GW Law School is not so different from a curtain rising on a play.

GW to nix Hippodrome

by Gabrielle Marush

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.

University implements strict financial aid standards

by Sarah Ferris
Hatchet Staff Writer

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.

Snapshot: GW pride

Fundraising bucks national trends

by Jamie Blynn
Hatchet Staff Writer

Annual giving increased 9 percent in 2011, with annual donations to the University topping $5.3 million as of June 6.

University to approve naval science minor

by Max Schwager
Hatchet Reporter

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.

Officers charge UPD with unfair labor

by Priya Anand

They say the department's leaders targeted them for engaging in union activities.

Criteria for tenure tightened

by Gabrielle Marush

Provost Steven Lerman said each new tenure application must include five external letters of recommendation, an increase from the previous requirement of two.

Abrupt departure leaves office without leader

by Matt Rist

Just five weeks after University officials unveiled a restructured student life office, its head administrator announced he will step down, citing personal reasons.

School of Nursing enrollment increases

by Amanda D'Ambra

Enrollment in the long-awaited School of Nursing moderately increased for the program's second year, furthering a positive outlook for the developing school.

What should I do during my spare time in CI?

by Caroline Bowman

Orientation can get pretty busy. But if you need more entertainment, consider these options.

Are you new? Your questions answered here

by Rachel Lee

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.

What's everyone saying?

by Gabrielle Marush

Not sure what all those terms and acronyms mean? Here's your GW glossary.

What's my new home like?

by Samantha Zeldin
Hatchet Reporter

Do you know where you're living? Here's a bit of background on each residence hall.

What was the big news last year?

by Caroline Bowman

Want to get up to speed on GW news? Here's a quick primer on what you missed last year.

What shouldn't I do? Best of the crime log

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.

Where can I earn a few bucks?

by Amanda D'Ambra

For those students who want some pocket money, part-time jobs on and around campus are eager to employ students.

Where can I learn more?

by Amanda D'Ambra

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.

Where can I eat?

by Gabrielle Marush

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.

What are alums doing now?

by Priya Anand

Paul Hegarty used to look out his Thurston Hall window at the dreary gray Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Now he works there.

Why is there so much construction?

by Priya Anand

What should be on my GW bucket list?

by Chelsea Radler

You've got four years. Here are some long-term goals you won't want to miss.

Who should I go to if...?

by Hyacinth Mascarenhas
Hatchet Staff Writer

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.

University hires firm to review security

by Priya Anand

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.

Original designer to update District Metro map

by Cory Weinberg

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.

Dining programs overhauled

by Amanda D'Ambra

Five years of student complaints about limited venue options and expensive, unhealthy food have prompted significant changes to the the University's menu.

Knapp's salary inches past $1 million mark

by Chelsea Radler

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.