Bryan Han

Student loan default rate doubles

The federal loan default rate for GW students doubled from 2006 to 2007, but remains far short of the national average, according to statistics from the Department of Education. The University’s official student default rate in 2007 was 1.2 percent, more than double the 0.5 percent who defaulted in 2006. Over the same period, the […]

D.C. rental market strong

Rising interest for apartments has kept the rental market in the District relatively strong, despite a lagging economy and decreased demand in other parts of the country. While weaker than it has been in the past five years, D.C.’s market is still stable compared to the national market, according to data from the National Association […]

Vandals steal CUA papers

Catholic University police are investigating why more than 2,000 issues of The Tower, Catholic University’s student newspaper, were stolen and disposed of across their campus last Friday. The paper’s staff believes the incident may be related to an ongoing homosexuality debate on its pages. Vandals tore up numerous issues of the paper and left them […]

Univ. reduces lobbying spending

The University has spent more than $3 million lobbying the United States government over the past 10 years, but has recently minimized formal lobbying in favor of a more relationship-based approach, according to a Hatchet analysis of disclosure forms and interviews with administrators. Lobbying expenses peaked in 2003 when GW spent $629,000, documents show, with […]

University settles harassment suit

A former GW housekeeper who sued the University for alleged sexual discrimination by her supervisor settled with the school out of court this month. Helen Fisher, a former facilities management employee, sued the University in March 2008 for violating the Civil Rights Act, requesting a $6 million judgment. She reached a settlement with the University […]

Suit disputes GW Hospital rape policies

A student at Howard, who is suing GW because she said she was given improper care at GW Hospital, is now alleging that the school has failed to produce adequate documentation of its rape response procedure and also altered key rape information on a GW Web site. The senior sued the University and GW Hospital […]

Judge denies former professor’s motion to reduce sentence

A former professor who entangled the University in a major criminal case in 2005 when he misspent nearly $1 million in federal research grants was denied a motion to reduce his sentence last month – three years after it was filed. Nabih Bedewi formerly headed the National Crash Analysis Center at the Virginia Campus and […]

GW staff contributions to Obama are highest yet

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama collected nearly $15,000 from GW staff in donations this September – more than any other month this campaign season, according to a Hatchet analysis of federal campaign contributions. Faculty and administrators who listed GW as their employer in federal election documents donated $14,550 to Obama in September – $6,150 […]

Bookstore worker gets probation for $14,000 theft

A former GW Bookstore employee pleaded guilty Tuesday in Superior Court to stealing more than $14,000 from the bookstore through fraudulent credit card returns and was ordered to pay restitution and serve probation. Marco Pareja, 30, pleaded guilty to second-degree theft, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Miller. He was sentenced to 39 months of probation […]

Bookstore employee steals $14,000

A GW Bookstore employee is being charged with first-degree theft for allegedly stealing more than $14,000 from the store through fraudulent refunds, according to court documents. Marco Pareja, 30, told the bookstore director and a manager on Sept. 9 that he had made fictitious refunds to his credit card totaling about $10,000 and another $4,000 […]