November 6, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 23

Stories from the November 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women in Business group launches with 200+ members

A new student organization on campus hopes to demonstrate that the Princeton Review’s recent ranking of the School of Business as one of the top 10 schools in the country for women was well-earned. With similar groups at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania, schools with prestigious business programs, GW’s Women in Business student organization […]

Staff Editorial: High tuition fuels negative perceptions

Finally, GW is No. 1. CNN’s ranking of GW tuition as the most expensive in the nation highlights myriad issues inherently associated with such exorbitant costs. Even if GW is not No. 1 in this regard, as administrators maintain, this University’s tuition is still among the highest in the country, promulgating the already-negative image of […]

Prime Movers renews $200k grant to teach D.C. teens journalism

A program that brings students and professional journalists into local high schools to teach journalism has renewed a grant to continue its philanthropic mission. The GW-sponsored Prime Movers journalism outreach program has renewed its Knight Foundation grant to bring journalists from major news media outlets in the Washington area to local high schools. The $200,000 […]

Diana Kugel: Make midterms manageable with a fall break

Midterms are as much a fact of GW life as are Ramen noodles and impromptu political debates in the hallway during ungodly hours of the night. Even though we know that midterms are a necessity, it doesn’t make us any less willing to complain about them. If you look at the timing of the midterm […]

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

Last week, former GW student Jordan Nott settled with the University. Nott was suspended and barred from campus two years ago under the school’s endangering behavior policy after he went to the University Counseling Center to seek help for depression and suicidal thoughts. The Pulse asked students whether the University was justified in suspending and […]

Letters to the Editor

Neighbors should support dorm The Foggy Bottom/West End ANC has been complaining about GW housing for years, pushing for more students to be housed on campus. Yet now that GW has a joint proposal with the School Without Walls to develop an on-campus dorm on F Street, the University’s neighbors are against it. What is […]

What’s the deal with… the blasting heat in dorms

With the changing of the seasons, so too comes the change from air conditioning to heating in residence halls. Although the weather may fluctuate, prompting students to want their air conditioning back, administrators say the intricate changeover isn’t quite so simple. GW Facilities Management studies the 10-day coming weather predictions in October for the transition […]

GW’s fixed-tuition assurance does not add up

When GW administrators instituted a fixed-tuition plan in 2004, part of their reasoning included the assurance that as other schools perennially increase tuition, GW’s higher initial costs would average out in comparison to those schools. By comparing the tuition prices at some of GW’s “market basket” schools, it’s not clear that this added benefit of […]

Officials get out of the office: administrators teaching classes

On the first day of racquetball class, sophomore Daniel Pollock did not realize that his instructor already knew his mother. But Rodney Johnson, the director of Parent Services, never misses the ball – on the court or in his office. “It’s not embarrassing,” said Pollock of his mother’s conversations and familiarity with Johnson. “He’s a […]