Doug Cohen

Doug Cohen: Prioritizing classroom costs amid campus growth

The cost of college is under scrutiny once again. Today, the topic under the microscope is university spending on academics. While some of us like to think that when we drop off our tuition bill, it goes immediately to cover our expenses alone – our classrooms, our professors, our instruction – there is a great […]

Doug Cohen: The 3-year degree

As acceptance letters are mailed throughout the country this month, parents may begin to wonder, “How am I going to pay for GW?” With tuition soaring and scarce financial aid resources being exacerbated by tight budgets and funding cuts, college is as expensive as ever. While schools and families will continue to look to traditional […]

Doug Cohen: Can’t live with summer housing

With summer quickly approaching, GW students planning to stay in D.C. are finalizing summer housing plans, a process that can be a struggle. Rent in D.C. can be very expensive, while large apartments to house multiple friends are scarce. In theory, an easy solution to this stressful process would be to opt for on-campus housing. […]

Doug Cohen: Creating a new campus hub

For a school that is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., this University has done an excellent job at containing what could otherwise be a sprawling campus. Despite its best efforts, however, the school is still missing a nucleus where students can gather – other than the library or J Street. For this reason, […]

Doug Cohen: Hopes for the next law school dean

Frederick M. Lawrence, the dean of the law school, has left to become President of Brandeis University. This is a great loss for our University, as Lawrence’s tenure firmly established GW’s Law School as one of the top programs in the country. Over the last five years, GW Law School has had some of the […]

Doug Cohen: Why certain classes should tune into ‘The Wire’

I was recently discussing with a friend why the HBO show “The Wire” was without a doubt the greatest TV show ever produced. Aired from 2003 to 2008, the show depicts various elements of Baltimore society, like the drug trade, crime, labor issues, the education system and the political and bureaucratic institutions. Fans of “The […]