Justin Kits

Experts: Gray’s win wouldn’t affect University

Having an alumnus as mayor will probably not alter GW’s relationship with the District, according to experts on urban politics. D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray, who ousted current Mayor Adrian Fenty last week during the D.C. primary election, is running unopposed during the Nov. 2 general election, virtually guaranteeing himself a spot as the District’s […]

DNC Chairman announces party image change

Tim Kaine, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, unveiled a new logo and website for the Democratic Party Wednesday at an event in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Kaine used the event, which was booked as a “major announcement” for the party, to hail the accomplishments of President Barack Obama and other Democrats, telling Democratic […]

School of Public Health and Health Services is GW’s most selective school

The School of Public Health and Health Services was the most selective undergraduate school within the University this year, according to data given to The Hatchet. Only 9.4 percent of first-time applicants to SPHHS were admitted in 2010, 20 percent less than the School of Business, which had the second-lowest admit rate at 29.4 percent, […]

University selects eight new PAFs

Following a competitive application process and one of the largest pools of applications in the history of the program, the University selected eight new Presidential Administrative Fellows last month, a University official said. Toby Davidow, the program’s logistic coordinator, said eight seniors were selected to be fellows starting next fall. The students receive full tuition […]

Chalupa: University playing catch-up on research

Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa hopes to make GW a top 80 research university in five years, he said last week. GW – which was listed 92nd in last year’s National Science Foundation rankings of research and grant money issued from the federal government – is playing catch-up to its peer institutions, Chalupa said. […]

Grad programs to be some of cheapest in District next year

Correction appended Tuition rates for graduate programs on the Foggy Bottom campus are slated to increase 5 percent for the 2011 fiscal year, a University official said this week, but GW’s graduate programs will still be some of the least expensive in the District. Graduate-level tuition will increase to $1,175 per credit hour for the […]

Proposal could strip research profs of vote

Faculty members and the dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services are arguing over a resolution presented at last month’s Faculty Senate meeting that would bar SPHHS research faculty from being a part of certain decision-making groups. The resolution, introduced by the Committee on Professional Ethics and Academic Freedom, would prevent research […]

ROTC students petition for credits

GW students in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps are lobbying the University to receive three credits for their ROTC classes, but the University is still determining if the coursework merits the credit increase. Currently, 49 GW cadets take Army ROTC classes through a program at Georgetown. Cadets receive half a credit a semester for […]

Snow keeps students from taking LSATs

Web Exclusive Blizzard conditions across the region closed 70 law school admission test centers and threw kinks in some students’ plans to take the LSAT last Saturday. In the District, where the National Weather Service estimated about 27 inches of snow fell on Friday and Saturday, testing centers at American, Catholic, Howard and U.D.C. were […]

District surpasses snow budget

Web Exclusive District officials were left scrambling to clear roads and sidewalks amid budget overruns, after a record setting snowfall dumped around 40 inches on the city. But though the winter season has not yet finished, the District surpassed its $6.2 million snow budget after the first storm that began last Friday. The District has […]