April 5, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 52

Stories from the April 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW programs ranked in top tier of nation by magazines

Recent rankings of university programs place some GW areas of study among the best in the nation. GW’s Law School and Graduate School of Public Health and Health Services both ranked in the top 25 for their fields by U.S. News and World Report. Other publications also ranked University programs among the nation’s best. “Rankings […]

Attorney General Gonzales set to testify over firings

United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will testify April 17 before the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain his role in the controversial firings of eight U.S. attorneys. Senate Democrats have made other requests of Gonzales and his office that they want to be fulfilled prior to his appearance. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who chairs the […]

Letters to the Editor

Hold your event at “The Vern” In response to Andrew Siddons’ editorial, “Hands off Alumni House,” (Mar. 29, p. 4), the Mount Vernon staff would like to remind the entire GW community, and especially student organizations, that they should consider hosting their events at the Mount Vernon campus. “The Vern” affords a wide variety of […]

WEB UPDATE: Student services to occupy Marvin Center basement

Posted Friday, April 6, 7:22 p.m. A student service center will fill the empty space in the Marvin Center’s ground floor that the District Market grocery store inhabited until last summer. Administrators met with student leaders Thursday and discussed how various departments located in Foggy Bottom will be moved to the 5,000-square-foot location in the […]

WEB EXTRA: Non-profit organizations participate in job fairs

Representatives from more than 100 non-profit organizations came to campus last Thursday to educate students about job opportunities. Last week’s career fair, sponsored by Idealist.org and hosted by the GW Career Center showcased about 135 non-profit organization employers in the Marvin Center. As students searched for work and internships many consider non-profit organizations as employers, […]

TONIC liquor license delayed

D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board denied the liquor license application for the soon-to-open campus restaurant TONIC last week after months of deliberation. The co-owner of TONIC, Jeremy Pollok, a GW alumnus who owns the same restaurant in the Mount Pleasant area, said TONIC will open without the license in late April. “It’s been a process, […]

Columbian College delays 4×4 vote

The Columbian College voted Friday to indefinitely postpone a vote on the four-by-four plan and review their curriculum with the incoming administration of University President-elect Steven Knapp. Administrators and faculty expressed skepticism about the future of the four-by-four plan, seeing the vote as a rejection of the system, but one that leaves space for Knapp […]

Senate rejects fee increase

Students will not be paying up to $15 more to the Student Association after the Senate voted down the proposed student fee increase Tuesday night in Marvin Center. The failed bill, which was three votes short of passing, would require incoming undergraduate students to pay $2 per credit hour, doubling the amount students now pay […]