February 20, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 42

Stories from the February 20, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University says iHousing running smoothly so far

Students are adapting well to the new preference-based computer system after rising seniors applied for on-campus housing last week, said Seth Weinshel, assignments director of GW Housing Programs. Whereas students previously chose available rooms during time slots governed by randomly assigned numbers, the new assignment system called iHousing uses a computer program to make assignments […]

D.C. commits $500k for D.C. Neighborhood College

A GW-administered degree program that teaches District citizens to lead positive change in their communities received a $500,000 grant this year to expand its programming. Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams approved the funds for the decade-old program, D.C. Neighborhood College, which is administered through GW’s Center for Excellence and Public Leadership, a training and research […]

GWU tuition rates set record high

The George Washington University set a new record Feb. 9 as the first college to break the $50,000 mark in total cost of attendance. The figure approved by the university’s Board of Trustees for the Class of 2011 includes tuition of $39,210, a food allowance of $3,400 and housing prices of $8,020, for a total […]

This year’s election is no joke

Although his running mate Che Guevara died over forty years ago, write-in Student Association presidential candidate Dennis Petersen remains confident he will win the SA election this week. His grassroots campaign, which is based mostly on the social networking site Facebook.com, outlines a plan to demolish several campus buildings and fund an SA capitol building […]

Student Association Endorsements: Casey Pond for Student Association president

Over the course of the past year, the Student Association has emerged from years of squabbling and scandal as a body that is slowly regaining some of its credibility and usefulness. Under President Lamar Thorpe’s leadership, the group has kept free from scandal, enacted several tangible initiatives to help students and maintained a focus on […]

Fee increase, restructuring will not be voted on in ’07 general election

Student Association President Lamar Thorpe’s proposed changes to the structure and spending of the SA – originally scheduled to appear on the ballots during this week’s elections – have been postponed to allow for consideration by the SA. Thorpe’s proposals, which he introduced in January, consist of two significant changes. The first is a restructuring […]

The Keys to Freedom

At age 19, Tzvetan Konstantinov entered Sofia’s Pancho Vladigerov conservatory with national musical notoriety. The teenager with a gift for pitch had been studying piano since he was five, and by this time had a loyal fan base and sold-out concert tours throughout Bulgaria. “I was on national TV, performing right and left. I was […]

Student Association Endorsements: Andrew Cooper for EVP

The Student Association senate is a strange animal at a unique school. This deliberating body designed to discuss student issues often devolves into a mock U.S. Senate with students stroking their political egos. The situation has improved this year, however, with new direction from the SA’s executive branch and senators willing to put ambition and […]