Matt Rist

Drop in high school grad rate may hurt GW

Fewer students are expected to graduate from high schools in top feeder states over the next decade, potentially stemming the number of applications the University receives. New York, which drew the highest volume of undergraduate applicants last year, is projected to see about 8 percent fewer public high school graduates in the next five years. […]

University puts focus on staff diversity

The University will develop a program to promote departmental diversity following recommendations released last week by the Council on Diversity and Inclusion. University President Steven Knapp outlined five initiatives to be implemented this year that include a model to monitor ongoing diversity efforts, a revamped web presence for the council, partnerships with minority members of […]

Bookstore eyes bump in textbook rentals

The University bookstore’s manager is projecting an increase in the popularity of its Rent-A-Text service this semester, after nearly 5,000 textbooks were rented before move-in weekend. The store, currently in the midst of an aggressive new marketing campaign for the book rental program, is battling tougher competition with online rental and e-textbook companies. To compete, […]

Summer withdraw numbers down

Fewer than 90 freshmen who submitted enrollment deposits in the spring gave up their places in the Class of 2015, signaling a slightly higher retention rate among the University’s incoming students. Summer melt, the number of freshmen who made a nonrefundable $800 deposit in May but ultimately choose not to attend GW, remained at approximately […]

Abrupt departure leaves office without leader

Just five weeks after University officials unveiled a restructured student life office, its head administrator announced he will step down, citing personal reasons. The Center for Student Engagement, a new entity that will encompass student life and housing in the fall, will search for another leader, following Associate Dean of Students Matt Trainum’s abrupt decision […]

SASS restructures department, names new dean of students

Following the retirement of long-serving Dean of Students Linda Donnels, GW alumnus and University administrator Peter Konwerski will take the lead of a restructured arm of Student and Academic Support Services. The changes are the first phase in a realignment of top administrators and their duties in preparation for the arrival of the University’s new […]

Visitor’s Center will move to Marvin Center this fall

The University’s Visitor Center will move from its current location in the Academic Center to the first floor of the Marvin Center at the end of the summer to make room for academic offices and classroom space, a University administrator said in June. Construction is scheduled to begin sometime in June on the north side […]

Hillel gets new director

Hillel’s incoming Executive Director Rabbi Yoni Kaiser-Blueth hopes to build a more cohesive Jewish community at GW, he told The Hatchet before Colonial Inauguration. Kaiser-Blueth – who will replace Robert Fishman as the director of Hillel in July – said engaging with the large Jewish student population at GW will be paramount to his success. […]

Public health dean will take the curriculum into the city

For the incoming Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services, the campus is a classroom and an opportunity for students to gain real world experience. Lynn Goldman, who served as an assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency in the Clinton administration, will take charge of the SPHHS this August. SPHHS is […]

New business dean hopes to raise rankings

Incoming School of Business Dean Doug Guthrie said he plans to take the GW School of Business to new heights with a vision to improve the school’s ranking. Guthrie comes from the No. 5 New York University’s Stern School of Business where he is a professor of management. He is also a professor of sociology […]