February 13, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 41

Stories from the February 13, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Board anticipates competitive freshman class

As the University prepares to structure next year’s incoming freshman class, complete admissions figures from last year show that GW has become an increasingly competitive school. Last year, GW accepted 37 percent of the students who applied -a sharp decrease from 1997, when it accepted 49 percent of applicants, and 1988, when it accepted 76 […]

GW Expat: Dance music and cultural imperialism

Junior Jeffrey Parker, a history major from Winston-Salem, N.C., is spending the spring semester in Oxford, England, after also spending the fall term there. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from England as one of GW’s many expats. God save the Queen. I need a fix. Getting off the bus, I […]

Calendar

Monday What can the New Testament tell us about 1st century Judaism? Join Ithamar Gruenwald, Tel Aviv University authority in Jewish mysticism, for this discussion. 4 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center 308 Sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program How Do I Become a Travel Writer? Get the inside scoop from alumnus Douglas Morris on how […]

GW Briefs

CLLC offers housing podcasts Students can now turn to an unusual source to learn the ins and outs of the housing selection process: their iPods. The Community Living and Learning Center has created specific audio files that students can access on their portable MP3 devices that provide answers to questions about the ongoing selection process. […]

Correction

In the Feb. 9 issue, The Hatchet misspelled the name of Dayton basketball player Chris Alvarez (p. 1).

Gary Livacari: Coulter on Campus: Why Ann Coulter?

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter visited GW’s campus Feb. 10. Gary Livacari defends the decision to bring her to campus. Tim Kaldas explores what it means for the College Republicans to stand behind Coulter’s remarks. The anger has settled and the hysterics have faded. The Ann Coulter event of Feb. 10 is now a permanent chapter […]

Tim Kaldas: Coulter on Campus: Proudly presenting bigotry

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter visited GW’s campus Feb. 10. Gary Livacari defends the decision to bring her to campus. Tim Kaldas explores what it means for the College Republicans to stand behind Coulter’s remarks. Last Friday, Feb. 10, Gary Livacari, the political affairs director of the GW College Republicans, speaking at a GW College Republicans […]

SA report finds faults with advising system

A study released earlier this month by a Student Association special committee based on student surveys found that academic advising is inefficient and needs improvement across most GW programs. The report, which was delivered to each of the eight colleges that make up GW, cited unknowledgeable advisers, long wait times to meet with advisers and […]

Roberts judges moot court competition

Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. is not used to having 1,500 students as an audience at his hearings, but on Thursday the nation’s top jurist was at center stage, presiding over the GW Law School’s Moot Court competition at Lisner Auditorium. Roberts originally agreed to come to GW in August, […]

Board raises tuition 3.9 percent

The GW Board of Trustees voted Friday to raise tuition for the 2006-2007 academic year, in the lowest percentage increase in more than two decades. Although the percentage increase may be small historically, it will still make GW one of the most expensive schools in the country next year. At its winter meeting Friday in […]