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.

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 […]

Engineering, education graduate programs under review

Commissions will examine the state and future development of two graduate programs after they failed to make enough revenue to cover their costs, a University official said. The commissions will examine the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. They will begin meeting this month and are […]

A telling tune-up

The lone senior on the GW women’s basketball team, guard Kenan Cole, may occasionally get overlooked with Atlantic 10 preseason first-team members Kim Beck and Sarah-Jo Lawrence in the same backcourt. But last year’s Academic Excellence Award recipient made her presence known with a team-leading 23 points and 8 rebounds in Friday’s 70-63 preseason win […]

Empire apartment fires raise concerns among residents

Empire apartment residents say they are concerned about two fires that have occurred in the past six months, but building management said the building is in compliance with fire codes. The first fire on May 1 filled the building with smoke because of flooding near basement electrical panels. The Hatchet previously reported that alarms did […]

Pep rally set for Wednesday

Spirit of the Night, the replacement for Colonials Invasion, will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Kogan Plaza. Byron Kerr, the WTWP announcer, will emcee the event, which will include appearances by the GW men’s and women’s basketball teams. Joe McKeown and Karl Hobbs, head basketball coaches, will appear along with the GW mascots. The […]

MPD, DDOT keep eye on city with cameras

Closed-circuit cameras installed by Metropolitan Police this summer in response to a crime wave will remain in use despite a planned late October removal. The D.C. Council approved funds for the surveillance in emergency legislation passed this summer to fight back a sudden increase in crime. According to a press release from Mayor Anthony Williams, […]

Officials say CNN ranking of GW’s tuition as highest in country is misleading

CNNMoney.com recently reported GW’s tuition as the highest-priced in the country, but University administrators said the ranking is misleading. For the 2006-2007 academic year, incoming freshmen paid $49,290 with room and board costs, according to GW Media Relations. GW is one of a select few universities in the country with a fixed-tuition plan, which guarantees […]

GW Expat: Winter, beauty in Tibet

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China, and is spending the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. I turned onto my back […]

GW alumni, student, faculty candidates ready for elections

Voters across the country will decide Tuesday if a slew of GW students, alumni and faculty running in the midterm elections are best suited to take office. Alumni running for Congress are in some of the most highly contested races. Tim Mahoney, who received his MBA from GW in 1983, is running for U.S. representative […]