Making the decision to remove the academic credit option wouldn’t just be a way for GW reduce its administrative costs and deal with less paperwork. Actually, it’s a high-minded idea that would make the University a centerpiece in the emerging cultural conversation on the immorality of unpaid internships.
A website has the potential to truly damage recruitment efforts for Greek life. Here’s what I mean: At GW, not all hazing is created equal.
I was sitting in class six years ago when a sharp pain ran through my back and stomach. I was shaking. I was cold, but sweating. I felt like I was being stabbed again and again.
Tuition isn’t the only thing that has been growing steadily at GW. Over the past decade, the amount of administrative hires has dramatically increased.
In the past few years at GW, we’ve undoubtedly made strides for the lesbian, gay and bisexual segments of the “LGBT” acronym. But even at an LGBT-friendly university, the transgender population is often forgotten.
GW tells prospective students that they have the exclusive opportunity to graduate on the National Mall. But what the University isn’t as proud to share is that one in five students don’t make it there within six years.
Now that everyone’s had the opportunity to sound off on the financial and academic implications of all this, let’s talk about another pleasant upside for GW: This makes us cooler.
If people follow through with the suggestion that we should stop donating to schools because of diversity problems, they will only make the problem worse.
The merger’s fortunes depend on how well GW can keep an artistic community together. GW just has to make sure it improves the college – helping it organizationally and financially – while keeping its character intact.
If we hope to play a meaningful role in improving the condition of our city, listening to the debate going on around us is an essential first step that too many individuals disregard and rush past in order to fill up a resume.
And all of the characters are dealing with issues, but here’s the catch: None of them let their shortcomings and struggles dictate their entire lives.
This allegation should serve as a rousing reminder that when it comes to mental health services, the University still much to do to earn back students’ trust. And it was just the latest in a long line of issues that have put UCC in a harsh spotlight.
This isn’t necessarily about ego stroking: The opportunity is extremely valuable for those budding politicos who participate. Every student with political aspirations has the opportunity to try out that career on a smaller scale.
We shouldn’t forget that GW’s dining plan perpetuates its affordability problems.
GW, essentially, has two student bodies: international students and American ones. And though I’ve only been here a few months, I sense an overwhelming “us versus them” mentality that acts as a complete obstacle to a positive coexistence.
It is the great irony of the SA debate: It seems that those who care enough to go have already made up their minds.
Our job is to always put students first – to find out how your GW experience could be improved and to bring that feedback to the table during conversations with University administrators and faculty.
Only Gumas has demonstrated the forethought to put together goals that tackle high-level but achievable issues like student health and college affordability. Based on the candidates’ platforms and a discussion with the editorial board, we endorse Nick Gumas for SA president.
GW is not unlocking the full potential of MOOCs. Instead of massive and open, the University can offer key benefits to the alumni it is trying to please.
Junior Avra Bossov was the only candidate to present a clear understanding of the EVP role and to craft goals that fit the position. Her plans to rejuvenate the SA Senate and improve the quality of care at the University Counseling Center require stronger action plans, but would substantially improve student life.
The University rolled out the new iHousing portal Thursday. GW Housing designed the new website to function in more browsers and be easier to navigate. It only makes sense to bulk up the housing survey at the same time.
So far, the online submissions range from the criminally uncreative “George Washington Hall” to the vaguely aquatic “Colonial Cove.” But none of these ideas capture the true essence of the future hall.
We shouldn’t give up on achieving our goals of becoming an internationally focused school. But if we take leaps that are too large, we’ll end up falling flat on our faces.
These days, there’s a new document all the law students are analyzing. And no, it isn’t Justice Antonin Scalia’s latest court opinion.
We shouldn’t downplay the positive influence these apps have had on college culture. Jokes and awkwardness aside, the proliferation of apps like Tinder and Grindr has liberalized our sexual and romantic lives, and helped open up needed conversations about sex.
It is our hope that our students, and even other universities, will look at our model as an important step in the holistic development of college business students to better prepare them for the workplace. Our desire is to set our students on a path of lifelong learning as they embark on their future careers.
This requirement would ask students to force connections between internships, student organizations, academic pursuits and a couple of elusive buzzwords – “citizenship” and “leadership.”
Finding a job after graduation is stressful and confusing. There’s the endless stack of applications, the recommendations, the interviews.
Students here don’t just attend GW for a few years and then move away. There's no need to cling to your swing state voter status because more than 84,000 alumni make the District their home for years after they graduate.