October 20, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 21

Stories from the October 20, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Analyzing trimesters: GW investigates 4×4 course structure

Quietly hidden in a group study room in the Gelman Library, freshmen Ksenia Guvakova and Rydhwana Hossian pour over a set of densely highlighted biology textbooks, a familiar scene for most students preparing for midterms. “We’ve been doing bio for the past two weeks,” Guvakova said. Hossian described her approach to her work as “Finish […]

Analyzing trimesters: Term would raise extra revenue

The University could bring in an additional $12 million per year if it institutes a mandatory summer session currently under investigation for rising juniors. Since juniors would take either the subsequent fall or spring semester off from school, the University would be able to fill their spots by enrolling an additional 1,000 students. Tuition from […]

Analyzing Trimesters: Academic Calendar Changes timeline

Nov. 11 2002 At a Faculty Assembly Meeting, University President Steven Joel Trachtenberg proposes a 14-week trimester calendar in which students attend two of three terms. His proposal is an idea to increase GW’s revenue and “efficiency.” Trachtenberg also calls for the formation of an ad-hoc research team to explore the matter extensively. Janury 2003 […]

Analyzing trimesters: Session requires breaks

Implementing a mandatory summer will enable GW students to intern, travel or work during the fall and spring semesters when competition for opportunities is lower. But students may not be able to decide which term they take off, administrators said. Under a calendar change being considered, rising juniors would be mandated to study on campus […]

Analyzing trimesters: GW learns from other 4×4 models

GW officials are looking at other institutions that have reduced the number of courses students take each semester as models for the University’s proposed credit change reform. GW administrators are considering switching to a four-by-four system instead of the current five courses at three credits each term. Officials are studying Tufts University in Massachusetts and […]

Sen. Graham address College Dems.

In his first public speech since dropping out of the Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.) talked about his campaign and the divisiveness of partisan politics at GW Thursday. Graham participated in a discussion that also featured Andrew Cuomo, former secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton. Graham called his campaign […]

MPD responds to shooting

A recent gang-related shooting in northwest D.C. prompted Metropolitan Police to increase its presence in the area and improve communication between residents and city officials. A war between two Latino gangs, La Mara R and 1-5 Amigos, in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood has led to at least five deaths since the summer. The latest spate […]

Campus Calender

Tuesday “On Location” with the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education noon to 1 p.m. Mount Vernon Pub and Grill Spanish Club Luncheon noon to 1 p.m. Marvin Center 101 Investigative Reporting Panel speakers include GW Professor Mark Feldstein, formerly of CNN and “Dateline NBC;” Peter Overby of National Public Radio and Mary Jo […]

Campus Briefs

Crawford arson forces evacuation Students in Crawford Hall were sent running through smoke and sprinkler water early Saturday morning after a hallway bulletin board was set on fire. Bob Ludwig, interim director of Media Relations, said University Police determined that the act was arson but would not disclose further details. At 5:30 a.m., Crawford’s eighth […]