Amanda D'Ambra

Enrollment for summer classes down

Fewer students will take summer classes this year, marking a two-year dip in summer enrollment. More than 10,300 students have enrolled in classes for at least one of the summer sessions, about 1,300 fewer students than last year. In 2009, 11,843 students took summer classes. Students are able to enroll in a full-time course load […]

GW commits money to boost study abroad

GW plans to earmark funds for the development of new study abroad programs for underrepresented majors, an idea stemming from the Innovation Task Force. The amount GW will spend has not yet been determined, Robert Hallworth, director of GW’s Office for Study Abroad, said, but the money will be used to create at least three […]

Donations up for Green Move-Out program

Student donations to the Green Move-Out program rose slightly this year with volunteers collecting over 3,700 bags of donations. Nearly eight percent more bags of clothing and other items were donated after the 2011 move-out process, with a total of 3,756 bags collected in the residence halls. This is up from 3,478 bags collected last […]

School of Nursing enrollment increases

Enrollment in the long-awaited School of Nursing moderately increased for the program’s second year, furthering a positive outlook for the developing school. In 2010, 138 of 343 applicants to graduate programs within the school ultimately enrolled. In 2011, 158 of 243 applicants enrolled, as the school increased the number of spots available. Undergraduate applications jumped […]

Where can I earn a few bucks?

Having an internship, being on the executive board of a student organization and studying for classes takes up a lot of time. Unfortunately, these activities don’t often pay for a night on the town with your friends. For those students who want some pocket money, part-time jobs on and around campus are eager to employ […]

Where can I learn more?

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 outlined where to go and why. Columbian College of Arts and Sciences The GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute Founded in 2008, this institute welcomes undergraduate […]

Dining programs overhauled

The University is ditching its much-maligned mandatory dining program for sophomores, after fielding five years of student complaints about limited venue options and expensive, unhealthy food. Students with 30 to 59 credit hours will purchase an additional $500 in Colonial Cash – money that can be spent at participating restaurants across the District – instead […]

University to fund full-rides for veterans

Veterans who wish to pursue a graduate degree at the University will have their tuition covered because of increased contributions for the 2011-2012 academic year by Veterans Affairs. With a boost of $10,000 provided in Veterans Affairs base funding, veterans pursuing graduate degrees from GW will be able to receive a maximum of $27,740 in […]

NROTC commissions 15 military officers

Clad in crisp white uniforms, shaking the hands of their superiors, 15 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps graduates were commissioned as military officers in a ceremony May 13. Held in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building, the ceremony brought family, friends and naval officers together to celebrate the academic graduation and […]

Graduates honored for health work

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences hosted family, friends and colleagues in a celebration May 14, recognizing graduating undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students as they set foot into the health care community. Several faculty members spoke to the graduates in Lisner Auditorium, praising their accomplishments and urging them to continue to keep open minds […]