Madeleine Morgenstern

Fundraising rankings put GW behind NYU and BU

GW ranked 72nd in the country among colleges and universities in fundraising last fiscal year, bringing in more than $80 million in donations, according to a ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The $80 million figure is less than the $94 million The Hatchet reported GW took in during the last fiscal year, which […]

University changes Greek housing policy

Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Chi will each receive townhouses on Townhouse Row next year, replacing the three Greek-life chapters that pled guilty to hazing and alcohol violations last month. Student Activities Center Executive Director Tim Miller said the decisions were based on the last housing applications chapters submitted in 2009. Kappa […]

Clinton backs Internet freedom

In the wake of historic protests in Egypt spurred by the use of social media, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came out in strong support of Internet freedom at a speech in the Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday. Clinton commended Egyptians and journalists who took to Facebook and Twitter to organize protests and share stories from […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to speak at School of Media and Public Affairs

Correction appended Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to make a major announcement regarding Internet freedom Tuesday at the Jack Morton Auditorium. The State Department is billing Clinton’s speech, titled “Internet Rights and Wrongs: Choices and Challenges in a Networked World,” as policy statement.The speech starts at 12:30 p.m. University spokeswoman Emily Cain did […]

Justice talks possible health care repeal case

Americans should not expect a case examining the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law to be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday night. Ginsburg, speaking with NPR’s legal correspondent Nina Totenberg in Lisner Auditorium, said any legal challenges to the law will have to work themselves up to […]

Spring rush numbers increase

More men accepted bids during the Interfraternity Council’s spring rush this year, even as two of the largest fraternities on campus sat out of rush activities. The participating 14 chapters welcomed 111 new members after last week’s rush process, a slight increase from the 100 men who joined last spring. Interfraternity Council President Frank Gervasio […]

Fraternity brothers removed from chapter

As the University investigated and ultimately charged Sigma Phi Epsilon with hazing, about 30 representatives from the fraternity’s national organization conducted “membership reviews” with each member of the chapter, suspending those who declined to participate and making recommendations about those who did not mesh with the fraternity’s ideals. The interviews, which occurred two weeks ago, […]

Professor threatens teaching strike

In a two-day scramble, the University has found classroom space for a biology professor threatening to go on strike due to “inadequate” teaching facilities he was assigned to. Biology professor David Morris sent an e-mail to his students Monday evening threatening to go on strike unless he was given a new lecture room for his […]

Univ. strips three chapters of housing on Townhouse Row

Three Greek-life chapters each pled guilty to charges of hazing, providing alcohol to minors and underage consumption of alcohol, and will lose their townhouses on the prestigious Townhouse Row at the end of the semester, a University official confirmed Wednesday night. Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon must vacate their University-owned […]

Panhel ups quotas for sororities

The GW Panhellenic Council voted last month to increase chapter quotas for sororities on campus, meaning four chapters will hold spring recruitment this semester, even as the Greek-life community finds itself under a cloud of hazing charges and investigations. The council voted to raise chapter totals from 114 to 130 in accordance with the National […]