Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: Clinton on Campus

Hillary Clinton was the center of two high-profile events on Monday, bringing both her policies and GW into the limelight. Regardless of the politics at play, the presence of major political figures in this election season in Foggy Bottom are undoubtedly beneficial for the University and its reputation. Hopefully this will not be the last time a candidate makes a stop at the school deemed most politically active in the nation.

Thumbs Down: Fewer IB/AP credits awarded

The University announced that it would only accept 24 Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits from students, citing rising scores and participants. Students should not be punished for pushing themselves to succeed academically before they set foot on a college campus. At the priciest University in the country, students should not be cornered into paying for more classes when not absolutely necessary.

Thumbs Down: No store for DJ’s space

The anticipated store in the space that once housed DJ’s Fastbreak, slated to be a student-run endeavor selling spirit or Greek-letter gear, will not be opening its doors. Although the space has already been set aside for student use, perhaps now would be an opportune time for leaders to solicit feedback from actual students about what they would like to see in the space.

Thumbs Up: Business School rankings rise

Two major publications have given GW’s School of Business high marks in their recent business school rankings. The Financial Times ranked the School of Business’ M.B.A. program No. 40 in the nation and No. 71 in the world. U.S. News and World Report ranked the School of Business’ undergraduate program No. 41 in the U.S., up from previous years. The fact the school can receive a prestigious ranking without pressuring students to fill out surveys, such as happend inthe Business Week incident last semester, shows how unnecessary such pressure is.

Thumbs Up: Nationals Stadium brings perks

The GW baseball team will be the first team to take the field at the new Nationals Stadium this March. The game is an opportunity to highlight GW in the larger D.C. area while giving fans a chance to take a first peak at the new stadium. Additionally, no one can complain with Ben’s Chili Bowl in the vendor’s stands.

Thumbs Down: Mac users face housing hurdles

Ironically the iHousing system GW now employs may not be supported by Apple computers. Approximately one-third of the GW population could be affected by this housing glitch. It remains unseen how this problem has not been resolved given that the University used the program last year. PC 1, Mac 0.

Thumbs Up: EMeRG closer to ambulance

After years of bureaucratic delays, EMeRG is inching closer to having access to an ambulance that has been parked on the GW Virginia campus for over 17 months. “We are now at the final stage of the process, and have submitted the paperwork to apply for a certificate of need,” Uuniversity Police Department Chief Dolores Stafford told The Hatchet earlier this month. Hopefully EMeRG and the GW student body will soon access to this necessary service.

Thumbs Up: Chipotle on GWorld

The popular eatery is the latest addition to the GWorld universe. Need we say more?

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