Zach Kancher

GW adapts new residence halls

GW has converted old apartment complexes and Foggy Bottom townhouses into residence facilities with a modern appeal, housing the greatest number of GW undergraduates in University history. We’ve been really pleased with the transition and the progress we’ve made during this conversion process, said Michael Peller, managing director for Property Management and Real Estate. We’ve […]

Bellamy act packs Lisner

by Zach KancherHatchet Staff Writer Comedian Bill Bellamy’s performance in a packed Lisner Auditorium Monday night drew an unexpectedly large crowd, as hundreds of students were turned away. The former MTV personality entertained students with renditions from everyday life and stage antics during his performance, which was coordinated by the Student Activity Center. SAC officials […]

Student financial aid is on the rise

The number of college students taking out loans to finance their education has skyrocketed despite the leveling of college costs in recent years, according to a report. According to the October report, universities handed out a record $64 billion in financial aid last year. Student loans made up the bulk of the money. On […]

Problems in college sports put spotlight on NCAA

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has been called many things. Recently critics nationwide have added one more NCAA label to the list – lame duck. Officials of collegiate basketball across the country say they are unhappy with the way the NCAA has been treating coaches and players. Some question investigations conducted by the NCAA into […]

GW students join rally on the Mall to protest foreign debt

A crowd of several thousand people gathered on the National Mall Sunday to rally for the cancellation of debts owed to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. The focus of the rally was Jubilee 2000, a festival supporting the cancellation of foreign debt impoverished countries are obligated to repay to international banking institutions. […]

Walk-ons get their due, and their points, on `Senior Day’

The game may not have been one the players wanted to remember, but the occasion – Senior Day – will always last in Mark Lund’s, Sam Anyan’s, and Francisco de Miranda’s memories. On Saturday, the three graduating players each received rousing standing ovations from the capacity Smith Center crowd and were called to center court […]

Title IX fight raises new issues

A new battle in the war for gender equity in collegiate sports arose two weeks ago when a report surfaced saying a Division I head women’s basketball coach filed a lawsuit against a college, charging the school’s athletic department with committing several Title IX infractions. St. Peter’s College women’s basketball coach Mike Granelli, a 25-year […]

Universities examine athletic transportation

GW and universities nationwide are examining athletic transportation after a traffic accident killed four members of the Prairie View A&M track team Feb. 12. The team’s van overturned on the way to an indoor track meet. The coach and five other athletes from the Texas school were seriously injured. Vans like the one involved in […]

INS requires foreign student payment fee

Foreign students studying in the United States will be required by immigration services to pay a $95 fee to support a new Internet-based tracking system. In the next 12 months foreign students will begin supporting the Coordinated Interagency Partnership Regulating International Students, in part directed by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, said Judith Green, […]

NCAA gives GW athletic program thumbs up

GW was granted full NCAA Division I certification early last December, completing an 18-month certification process required from all Division I colleges and universities. Designed to ensure academic and athletic integrity and assist athletic departments in bolstering compliance with NCAA regulations, the certification program is part of the NCAA’s reform plan, first approved at the […]