Rachel Getzenberg

Alumni Weekend turnout plateaus

Attendance at Alumni Weekend increased only slightly this year, after the program boasted years of double digit growth. This year 2,622 alumni, current students, parents and friends attended programming – only a 4-percent increase from last year, according to an estimate released Oct. 12. From 2005, when 400 people took part, until 2010, the average […]

Foundations contribute nearly half in record fundraising year

Philanthropy from foundations topped $51 million, about 45 percent of the University’s record fundraising total during the 2011 fiscal year. While the focus is often placed on individual donors – including students, alumni, parents and staff – foundations contribute almost an equal amount to various parts of the University. “Foundation support is spread throughout every […]

Record fundraising beats goal

The University raised a record-breaking $113.5 million in the 2011 fiscal year – a 21-percent increase from the previous year. The boost was a result of increased alumni programming and outreach to students, staff, alumni, parents, administrators and hospital patients, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Michael Morsberger said. “Our goal over this decade […]

Faculty diversity jumps

The number of minority faculty employed by the University increased by 3 percent in 2010, with several schools lagging behind the trend, data from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion shows. The University employed 279 minority faculty members, representing 22.4 percent of full-time faculty, during the 2010-2011 academic year. Nineteen percent of full-time professors were […]

University mulls buying New York Times digital subscription

Gelman Library is considering purchasing a digital subscription of The New York Times for student use, after the Times began charging non-subscribers for unlimited access to online content late last month. University spokeswoman Courtney Bowe said GW is waiting to make a final decision until the Times announces plans for student and university discounts. GW […]

Faculty demand role in Gelman revamp

Members of the Faculty Senate are asking University administrators for a greater oversight role on the upcoming Gelman Library renovations. Spurred by student complaints and a desire to direct the revamps, the faculty leaders hope to form a committee that would give them power to oversee the renovations and voice their opinions about improving the […]

SA Guide: Josh Benjamin

Age: 20 Year: Junior Major: Political science Hometown: Woodbridge, Conn. Embarrassing freshman year moment: Getting EMeRGed at the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5 Platform: transparency; sending SA senators to student org meetings; making the SA more representative of the […]

SA guide: Aria Varasteh

Age: 20 Year: Junior Major: History and international affairs Hometown: Wellesley Hills, Mass. Embarrassing freshman year moment: Being told by a junior that it wasn’t cool to have your GWorld lanyard sticking out of your pocket. He literally pushed it back into my pocket. I have not used a lanyard since. Next song University President […]

Former SA presidents: Where are they now?

Student Association presidents can dominate campus headlines during their years in office, but little is heard from them after their terms expire. The Hatchet caught up with GW’s past three student body presidents to see how they fared after leaving Marvin Center 424. Nicole Capp, 2007-2008 Former SA President Nicole Capp said her year helming […]

Library’s budget limits collection

Gelman Library’s budget for purchasing new materials has not changed in 6 years, resulting in a decrease in the amount of resources the University is able to purchase each year, a member of the Faculty Senate said. University spokeswoman Emily Cain declined to comment on the amount allocated to Gelman’s resources in the acquisitions budget […]