Media Credit: courtesy Wikimedia Commons The alumnus who broke the story of the decade has set off a nationwide debate of privacy and security, but he didn’t get his love of journalism at GW. Glenn Greenwald, the columnist who first shed light on the National Security Agency’s widespread surveillance program of Americans from thousands of […]
Administrators countered that faculty sat on the advisory committee that determined the new prices, and that the Faculty Senate was informed of the changes last fall.
The SA Finance Committee previously planned to only give out funds in the spring, but student leaders said they decided to bring back fall allocations to give GW’s 35 new groups a chance for funding.
A SA committee will spend the next three months studying what student voting members could bring to the University’s highest governing body, looking deeply at the governing structure of similar schools across the country. That research will likely become the basis of the student leaders’ pitch to the Board at its February meeting, Ryan Counihan said.
Student Association Sen. Marshall Cohen, CCAS-U, will introduce a bill Monday that asks the University to buy more blue lights and improve the visibility of existing ones. But University Police Department Chief Kevin Hay said the system is well maintained – and rarely used to report crime.
The Student Association will spend the next two weeks drumming up support for its biggest goal of the year – relocating GW’s off-campus counseling center and health center – before it faces a campus-wide vote.
Mark Levine, a senior associate dean who oversees student wellness, said it would be too costly to move Student Health Service out of its 2021 K Street location. And with no alternative spaces, he said it would be “favorable” to renew the lease until at least 2020.
Prices of medical plans, including co-payments, deductibles, premiums and coinsurance, will all rise this year, Vice President for Human Resources Sabrina Ellis said. Faculty and staff will, on average, see a total 9.2 percent increase in the cost they pay for insurance.
Dean of Student Affairs Peter Konwerski said in an interview that students living off campus will not be required to register their addresses or attend workshops about good neighbor practices this fall – a turnaround from earlier this summer when he said GW would collect students’ addresses and require them to take an online workshop about how to be a good neighbor.
The free clinics – a top priority of last year’s Student Association – will be held monthly, rather than weekly, after another year of declining interest, the University said.