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I turned to a range of student leaders in the GW community who have changed my life for the better, seeking their thoughts on what they would advise new students.
The goals of The Hatchet’s weekly staff editorial are simple: Make our voices heard and affect real, tangible change.
Each student should be assigned a specific financial aid counselor who is responsible for that student’s aid, and can be their point of contact for all financial aid issues.
It’s tempting to block the University from our minds, but you should keep these issues on your radar while you’re lounging at the pool or fetching coffee as an intern this summer.
If students had as much information about classes and professors as possible while making their course selections, many of the problems that they experience with professors could be alleviated.
Thankfully, our favorite college memories stay with us. This week, we asked some of GW’s administrators and professors to share some of theirs.
As students, we need to encourage the University to host more events in support of the arts, and get more involved in the already existing communities on our campus.
Recent graduates making a home in D.C. should think of themselves as residents, and should consider whether they have a moral obligation to support the communities they’re moving into.
When we read reviews on RateMyProfessor and fill out course evaluations at the end of the semester, we should remember that our perceptions might be influenced by gendered stereotypes that disadvantage female professors.
Teaching a class would make Knapp much more of a friendly, familiar face on campus. Right now, students may only hear him speak briefly at an event or catch a glimpse of him through his car window.
There has undeniably been an upward trend in attention-grabbing student advocacy that aims to change policies at GW or bring attention to important issues.
I filed my own FERPA request. I anticipated that, given classic GW bureaucracy, this wouldn’t be easy – and I wasn’t wrong.
When I head to the University-wide ceremony on the Mall, I can rest a little bit easier knowing that though I may not adore GW as an institution, the part of it that gave me my academic home for four years is still going strong – and that’s as good a reason to support the team as any.
We won’t know whether the revamp to GW's admitted students days was a success or a failure until high school seniors enroll on May 1. But in the meantime, it’s important to note that an elaborate five days in April are not a good representation of college life, and for most students, won’t be the reason they choose one school over another.
GW can make sustainability a fun aspect of campus life that actually interests students, rather than a chore.
As incoming freshmen from our hometowns prepare to start their college careers, we should personally try to help them transition by giving advice, answering questions and offering help.
There’s nothing wrong with not going to college. There is, however, something very wrong when a neutral fact of life – that some people attend college – is belittled in the form of a political talking point, which I’ve seen echoed across cable news recently.
When a new police chief is chosen as early as next month, he or she won’t find the department in the best shape.
Grad students can offer both graduating seniors and underclassmen valuable career insights, connections and resources, and it’s time we start putting real effort into our relationships with our more senior counterparts.
Because MOOCs are designed by college professors and based on college courses, high schoolers can take them to show their mastery of a topic before ever enrolling.
The only advantage of 4-RIDE now is that it’s free – but that means students who can’t afford a service like Uber are left without a reliable, efficient option.
Students, faculty and staff should keep in mind that the headlines don’t always give the full picture of the state of GW – one that’s actually more stable than scary.
It’s time to consider the adoption of a more holistic approach to tackling mental health issues.
From the outside, Greek life looks like a convoluted mess of foreign terminology and repetitive songs. For so long, I stubbornly harbored preconceived notions that clouded my understanding of Greek culture.
All this talk is predicated on the idea that GW needs a large dining hall. Simply put, it doesn’t. It’s an unrealistic and unnecessary goal to strive for, and it’s time we give up on the idea.
Two Hatchet opinions columnists discuss the idea of socially conscious television-viewing in the context of some of their favorite programs: “Looking,” “Girls” and “How To Get Away With Murder.”
I don’t regret coming to GW as a member of the GOP. It has given me a unique perspective on the left/right divide, and if nothing else, has made me so much happier with the position I’m in now: I openly call myself an independent.
The Corcoran will surely bring benefits to GW over time, but these cuts to the music department have an immediate and drastic impact on students.