Komal Thakkar

Freshman Orientation Guide: New dean of freshmen

As incoming freshmen prepare to begin their new roles as college students, Helen Cannaday Saulny is also preparing for her new role as the dean of freshmen. The Hatchet spoke to Saulny before Colonial Inauguration about her past experiences at the University and her goals as dean. The Hatchet: How has your position as assistant […]

Art students complain of fewer classes

Students interested in the department of fine arts and art history are reporting issues with taking even the most basic art classes after space in entry-level classes was reduced this year. In the fall of 2008, four Survey of Western Art I sections were held, offering 215 spots for students. This fall, there is only […]

Grad students may soon be able to work in Tanzanian clinics

Web Exclusive Master’s degree candidates in the College of Professional Studies’ paralegal studies program may have the opportunity to work in clinics in Tanzania next year. The proposal to send students abroad for a semester is in the final stages of approval in the Office of Academic Affairs. If passed, it will add the option […]

Board of Trustees looks for new members after five leave

Web Exclusive GW’s highest governing body, the Board of Trustees, will add an uncertain number of new members to their ranks this spring, replacing five long-standing members that are set to leave at the end of this fiscal year on June 30, Chairman of the Board Russell Ramsey said. Vice Chairman Lydia Thomas, Trustees Michele […]

Freshmen selected to advise CCAS dean

Web Exclusive Ten freshmen in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences have been selected to serve on an advisory committee aimed at giving students the chance to share issues with high-level administrators, CCAS Dean Peg Barratt said. Barratt said she wanted to create a group of freshmen that could give her feedback on what […]

GSPM launches programs in online politics and campaign strategy

Web Exclusive The Graduate School of Political Management launched two new certificate programs this semester in hopes of attracting graduate students who hope to work on online campaigns. The online politics certificate focuses on the relationship between the political world and new, Internet-based media. The campaign strategy certificate is designed to teach students how to […]

External Relations office launches online publication

Web Exclusive The University launched its new official publication Monday, called George Washington Today. The online publication will replace ByGeorge, a monthly publication that the University stopped printing last year. George Washington Today is produced by paid University employees in the Office of External Relations. Editor Rachel Muir, who was also the editor of ByGeorge, […]

Grad school aids governance abroad

Clara Richards’ summer nights were filled with tests, projects and homework; she was a typical graduate student working towards a degree. But during the day, Richards went to work – in Argentina. Richards is one of many students from the Political Management and Governability program within the Graduate School of Political Management. The curriculum focuses […]

University Writing Program pushes blogging

The University Writing program is embracing blogging as part of its curriculum for first-year students. Heather Schell, director of the first-year writing program, said the UW classes have begun teaching students how to write for blogs as well as for traditional research papers. Schell said blogs can provide students with a new perspective on writing. […]