Before administrators get too excited about constructing a brighter future, they’ll need to focus on building a better GW here and now. Here's where they should put their focus.
Incoming students who might be unsure of their choice in major shouldn’t worry: There’s ample opportunity to switch. The good news is that at GW, transferring majors and picking new courses to study soon will be easier than ever.
Planning a career arc in an ever-evolving job market is the work of fortune tellers – not high school seniors. If it is any indication of the futility in planning out a profession years in advance, 65 percent of students today will find employment in professions that don’t yet exist.
Some people – our professors, our parents, journalism snobs – deride the collection of flashy news as sensational, useless and a waste of time. But in actuality, Buzzfeed is more than just a time waster.
Chipotle is an outlier on a campus where nearly every food vendor has signed on to GW’s meal plan. Its resistance underlines the fact that the GWorld system creates more trouble than it’s worth.
But amid all this talk about economic robustness and record-breaking spending, those who paint a rosy picture of post-recession America are looking at the wrong metrics.
Financial aid policies are some of the most consequential for students seeking higher education, and the smallest changes can have substantial impacts that the school should not take lightly.
Both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah hold great cultural and historical significance, each paying tribute to important historical events and perennial lessons. But solving the tension between these holidays is not as easy as putting food from two different traditions on the same table.
A series of initiatives this semester, many of them student-led, leave us with high hopes for the University’s future. But campus leaders: Make sure that your achievements are substantive and that your progress is not merely an illusion.
GW tells students that these scheduled conversations can only benefit them. But here’s what the University is leaving out: Current students transferring between GW’s colleges typically don’t have that option.
When it comes to whether or not admissions officers stalk internet profiles, students are left to assume. Granted, it’s our prerogative to be smart on the internet. But universities also aren’t internet cops, judges or juries.
Don't let our colloquial use of "Facebook stalking" dilute the more serious consequences.
If we’re going to boast about how great our city is, we can’t sit idly by when we see injustice. We can’t simultaneously trumpet the city’s strengths while blindly ignoring its weaknesses.
On the surface, GW's workplace culture report sounds like progress. But a closer look at the language shows that the recommendations were wrought with padded language and loopholes.
Rents in the District are more unaffordable for low-wage workers than every state in the nation except Hawaii, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. And office space in the District is the most expensive in the United States, even edging out Manhattan.
This won't bring about transparency and won't create a utopia of shared governance. The move would be counterproductive, unnecessary and unjustified.
It's discouraging that Knapp did not share any specifics about the potential move with students, but his support is still good news. Students will benefit from easier access to these essential resources, like regular check ups, HIV testing and counseling services.
Students are hardly using the blue lights, anyway. Hay said that the use of blue lights has fallen 26 percent since last year – and that the majority of uses were pranks. That sounds more like a liability to UPD than a necessary security precaution for students.
In light of the recent embarrassments at the hands of administrators – like the need-blind scandal and the firing of the business school dean – the SA can make a good case for why we need a student voice on the board.
this becomes a problem when liberal professors cross the line between teacher and activist. It creates an alienating tension worsened by the inherent power relationship between teacher and student.
But after going from spectator to performer, and literally walking a mile in Angel's heels, I now understand drag as an art form. Drag is meaningful so many people who put the same effort and creativity into their craft as actors or artists.
Phrases like “At GW, students have a front row seat to the world’s stage” don’t exactly represent the math department. But if the goal is to bring in the most money possible, then a campaign that uses broad and somewhat vague language is the best move.
When a three-credit course costs about $4,000 and students have to make important choices about their academic futures each semester, withholding information represents highway robbery.
The University needs to help better integrate new students with disabilities into the city, and connect them with tools that help them succeed on a day-to-day basis.
GW’s School of Public Health and Health Services needs to design a curriculum educating students about this depressing epidemic.