Max Schwager

Changes shelved for military assistance

The Department of Defense will delay changes to its military tuition assistance program – originally set to take effect Friday – after national educational organizations last year decried the strings attached to the federal funding. The department announced March 26 that it is reconsidering its controversial proposal for participating universities who seek federally funded financial […]

Business leaders underwhelmed by recent grads

Recent college graduates are not prepared for success in the corporate world, according to a Jan. 26 survey of 500 business leaders.   The study found that graduates did not possess the collaborative skills necessary to work in a professional environment or cooperate among various employees and departments.   “Workers at every level in businesses […]

GW declines to pay extra medical tax for same-sex couples

Correction appended. The University has no plans to reimburse employees in domestic partnerships for extra taxes they pay for medical coverage, despite a flurry this month of colleges and businesses opting to cover the added expense. Domestic partnership health coverage is counted as taxable income by the federal government, making recipients of those benefits pay […]

ITF’s paperless plan aims to cut printing costs

A University-wide initiative to use less paper will be kicked into action next semester – a switch administrators say will slash expenses and increase sustainability. The paperless plan, which University President Steven Knapp signed off on late last month, is part of the cost-cutting Innovation Task Force and could bank up to $600,000 in savings […]

Powell will lead GW’s Global Forum in Seoul

A former secretary of state and alumnus will be the keynote speaker at the GW Global Forum, an event aimed at expanding the University’s international presence, which will be held in Seoul, South Korea this March. Colin Powell’s keynote presentation will address global growth and innovation. Other prominent speakers at the two-day event include Ferid […]

University not affected by security holes in Blackboard software

Australian research firm Securus found security flaws in Blackboard, the online classroom system used by GW and many other institutions, according to a report. The software has “holes that allow students to change grades and download unpublished exams, whilst allowing criminals to steal personal information,” SC Magazine alleged in September, although University administrators insisted no […]

GW seeks donor for senior class gift match

The University is searching for a donor to match contributions made as part of the senior class gift campaign. In the past, students individually donated to a department or student organization of their choice and contributions were matched by the Luther Rice Society, which gave the aggregate fund to a cause voted on by the […]

Government secrets live in Gelman

Tucked away on the seventh floor of Gelman Library are 8 million pages of government secrets. This month the National Security Archive released four volumes of previously top-secret CIA papers documenting the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. These records are part of the collection that contains thousands of once top-secret government documents that reveal humanitarian […]

University to approve naval science minor

Students in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program will be able to apply credits earned from ROTC classes toward a minor if the University approves the midshipmen’s academic request. Members of the program petitioned the University to create a secondary field of study – effectively a minor – in naval sciences, so students were […]