Madeleine O'Connor

Active duty students face federal aid cuts

Cuts to the Defense Department’s budget may mean less federal aid for active military students, if a bill supported by House Republicans passes through Congress. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., tacked a provision requesting a review of tuition assistance on to the House of Representatives version of the 2012 Defense Appropriation Bill, saying the financial aid […]

Consulting is basis for $700,000 professor

Salaries of the University’s top-earning professors trumped those of many deans and overshadowed their peers nationwide by hundreds of thousands of dollars, financial documents show. Shahram Sarkani and Thomas Mazzuchi, both professors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, earned base salaries of $703,186 and $481,208 respectively in 2009, according to financial disclosure forms […]

Posner, Chiddy Bang rock Spring Fling

The Smith Center quickly hit its 800-person limit Saturday night, as students waited outside in the rain, some for more than a half hour, to catch singer Mike Posner and hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang’s Spring Fling performance. Strong storms and the threat of tornados moved the annual spring event indoors, canceled Program Board’s plan to […]

University presents new cost-saving ideas at task force forum

The Innovation Task Force presented nine new ideas to improve the University in an open forum Wednesday, the latest phase in the task force’s quest to spot opportunities for fundraising and efficient spending. The nine new ideas could generate more than $7.6 million in revenue and $750,000 in cost savings. Using feedback from Wednesday’s forum, […]

Compared to national average, GW grade inflation slows

Grades at GW have remained relatively stable over the last several years, in contrast to a national trend of continuing grade inflation, according to data from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning and a recent national study. Grade-point averages at GW jumped more than 0.2 points during the 10 years from 1992-1993 to 2002-2003, […]

Minority faculty rate outpaces national average

The University employs 2 percent more minority faculty members than the national average, but some schools are better at fostering diversity than others, according to data from the Office of Institutional Research. In the United States, 17 percent of full-time higher education professors are minorities, and the numbers are smaller for tenured and tenure-track faculty, […]

As others fail, GW yearbook survives

While the University of Virginia joined a growing number of colleges who have published their last yearbook, GW’s Cherry Tree yearbook staff began to expand production by reaching out to underclassmen for the first time this year. Virginia’s “Corks and Curls” staff terminated yearbook production just one year before its 120th anniversary due to insufficient […]

University announces new housing options

Correction appended Students planning to apply for housing for the fall semester have new options to consider before the February iHousing process. The newly renovated Pelham Hall, located on Mount Vernon, will house students of all years. Rising sophomores will have the opportunity to live in The Dakota, which will no longer house upperclassmen, and […]

Government simplifies aid form

College applicants and families who are applying for federal financial assistance for the 2010-2011 academic year will use a revised FAFSA form, designed to give more students access to a college education by simplifying the application process. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said at a press conference Jan. 5 that students gave up filing the […]