Chelsea Radler

Politicians pump up student loan support

Correction appended Student debt remains in the political spotlight this election year, as national leaders jockey for support among young voters. President Barack Obama launched a two-day tour of universities Tuesday to urge Congressional leaders to stop interest rates on Stafford loans from doubling this summer, petitioning them to keep the rates at the current […]

Writing professor to join prestigious society

Thomas Mallon, a professor of English and director of the creative writing program, will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October. He is the third person affiliated with the University in two years to join the research center and prestigious academic society, which honors diplomats, scholars, writers, scientists, corporate leaders […]

University could experience tuition slowdown

The University could experience a slowed growth in tuition revenue, a shift that contributed to its decision last month to double its cash reserves. As enrollment inches closer to the city-imposed population cap, the student body’s growth rate is stabilizing, stifling long-term growth in tuition revenue. The anticipated slowdown led partially to the University taking […]

Faculty salaries up, but lag behind peers’

The University failed to narrow the pay gap between its average faculty salaries and those offered at similar institutions this year, according to new national data. The average professor salary at GW rose by about 3 percent this academic year, amounting to about $152,000, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education analysis of survey results […]

Pitch to donors becomes personalized effort

D.J. Saul’s college experience was defined by ultimate frisbee. During his years at GW, he trekked across the U.S. to compete in tournaments and crammed 20 of his teammates into his parents’ California home. While his memories span the country, they shaped his college life as well as his friend group, so Saul now donates […]

Cash reserves outpace peer institutions

The University is keeping significantly more cash on hand than its peer institutions, a Hatchet analysis shows, securing its defenses against the still unstable economy. The University holds about $620 million in cash or cash equivalents – short-term safe investments that can be easily converted into cash to pay off regular expenses. Under direction from […]

Senior class gift on track to goal

The Senior Class Gift Campaign has racked up higher participation compared to this time last year, bringing the initiative closer to meeting its 50 percent participation goal. So far 34 percent of all seniors have donated to the University, working toward a target of half of the graduating class by Commencement. The figure nears the […]

Fundraising on par for engineering hall

The University has raised $19 million toward the construction and support of the Science and Engineering Hall, outpacing administrators’ expectations. Philanthropy as of March, led by seven-figure gifts from a handful of University heavyweights, marks the first phase of efforts to collect $100 million within the next decade. Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations […]

Top cabinet spots go to outsiders

As GW looks to replace one of its longest-serving vice presidents and seven senior managers, University President Steven Knapp’s hiring history points to a preference for external candidates that could become a marker of these big recruitments. Two-thirds of the top academic and administrative leaders hired by Knapp came from outside organizations, a Hatchet analysis […]