Shaeera Tariq

Faculty to volunteer for adult literacy

The University’s first faculty service project will launch next fall, pairing professors and students with the Washington Literacy Center to help local residents develop reading skills. Kathy Newcomer, director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, began recruiting a dozen faculty for the short-term initiative April 13, which she said would start […]

University moves UW to the Vern

Freshmen will have to travel to the Mount Vernon Campus for their required University Writing courses after the program relocates next spring, part of a larger effort to centralize freshman activities in a single location. To accommodate the program’s size, all University Writing courses will be taught on the Mount Vernon Campus, relocating both students […]

Counseling center changes policy

Editor’s note The Hatchet incorrectly said there has been a policy change at the University Counseling Center regarding initial consultations. There has been no recent policy change. If a student is seeking help for the first time at the UCC, they are typically assigned to a professional for a telephone assessment. For urgent matters, students […]

Bloomberg to keynote Commencement

New York City Mayor and well-known philanthropist Michael Bloomberg will serve as the keynote speaker for the University-wide Commencement in May, where he will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service, University President Steven Knapp announced Friday. Knapp made the announcement on Bloomberg’s turf in Manhattan, N.Y., at the second annual GW Global Forum, which […]

Mixed-sex housing decision imminent

After the issue lay dormant over the summer, the University’s decision on whether or not to implement gender-neutral housing will be made within the next few weeks, according to one of the issue’s main advocates. Michael Komo, a former Student Association Senator and president of Allied in Pride, led a highly publicized effort last year, […]

FreeFest draws 40,000 to concert

More than 40,000 people flooded the Merriweather Post Pavilion Saturday for the Virgin Mobile FreeFest where musical genres and generations united across three stages for a not-so-typical concert. Now in its second year of doling out thousands of free tickets, the fifth-annual concert tapped a diverse range of artists -’90s indie rockers Pavement, dance-punk legends […]

GW graduate runs for seat in Maryland

Correction appended Kyle Lierman may be the top fundraiser in the Democratic primary campaign for a seat in Maryland’s House of Delegates, but less than a year ago, the 23-year-old candidate was just a normal, politically charged student studying on GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus. After spending a few weeks following his December 2009 graduation volunteering […]

Economy forces student budgeting

Mariah Kimpton won’t be returning to GW this fall. The sophomore said a disappointing financial aid package forced her to discontinue her education. “Going to college means thinking about student loans in the tens of thousands, amounts of money that are still hard for me to comprehend,” Kimpton said. Instead, Kimpton will enroll in a […]

GW study surveys adoptive parents

There is no developmental difference between children adopted by homosexual couples versus those adopted by heterosexual couples in the U.S., a recent landmark study featuring a GW professor found. Over the past four years, psychology professor Stephen Forssell worked with two researchers from the University of Virginia to study whether children adopted by homosexual couples […]

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 […]