February 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 43

Stories from the February 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Disability Support Services sees rise in employees, students assisted

Signs litter the walls of Disability Support Services office asking for quiet to accommodate “exams in progress.” But the office is not quiet, it’s busy and it’s getting even busier. The number of students assisted by DSS is up 9 percent from last year and 21 percent from 2004. It’s an addition of 135 students, […]

Team eyes perfect conference run

GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown clearly recalls the last time his team went undefeated in the Atlantic 10 because the players on that team shaved it in the back of his head. A decade later, it could be time for another haircut. No. 9 GW (23-2, 12-0 A-10) will face a feisty Saint Joseph’s […]

News analysis: Fretting $50k, fixed tuition

When GW debuted its fixed-tuition plan in February 2004, the idea garnered praise from a number of outside observers. Newsweek, which listed the University as one of its “25 hot schools” in 2005, said that one “doesn’t have to be a policy wonk” to appreciate a flat tuition plan for four years of college. Boston […]

WEB EXTRA: iTunesU continues to expand class lecture podcasts

University officials hope to have nearly 30 classes using iTunes to broadcast lectures on students’ iPods by next semester. The Apple iTunes U program chose GW as a pilot school last fall for its new program to broadcast professors’ lectures on the portable music devices. University officials said the program will expand at GW, increasing […]

Early Decision applications down by about 200

Admissions statistics released this month show that about 200 fewer students applied to GW through early decision this year compared to last. For next fall, the University accepted 830 out of about 1,500 early decision applicants, 110 fewer students than were accepted for last fall when about 1,700 students applied through early decision. There was […]

Letters to the Editor

V-day does stand for more than just vaginas In her column, Meredith Jessup argued that V-day celebrations involving “The Vagina Monologues” and a giant papier-m?ch? vagina denigrates women’s accomplishments (“V-day should stand for more than just vaginas,” Feb. 12, p. 4). V-day is a global movement that aims to end violence against females everywhere. Thus […]

State Dept. official says international economy growing

Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Sullivan discussed President George W. Bush’s accomplishments in international economics in Duqu?s Hall Tuesday night. Sullivan, head of the State Department’s Bureau of Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs, said growth in the international economy has been higher in the last five years than any five-year period since World War II. […]

BREAKING NEWS: ABANTO, CAPP VIE FOR SA PRESIDENCY IN RUN-OFF

Updated Friday, Feb. 23, 6 a.m. Posted Friday, Feb. 23, 1:21 a.m. Junior Marc Abanto will face sophomore Nicole Capp in the runoff election for Student Association President, the election oversight committee announced early Friday morning. The Joint Elections Committee also announced that sophomore Brand Kroeger will vie for the executive vice president position against […]

Ruptured pipe flooding causes $35,000 in damage

Two weeks ago, three burst pipes caused flooding across University buildings, including a burst in the ground floor of the Marvin Center. Now it is turning out to be an expensive clean-up operation. Assistant Director of Media Relations Matt Lindsay listed the estimated cost of the damages at more than $35,000. This total includes about […]