September 24, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 11

Stories from the September 24, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW pushes expansion of its graduate programs

Enrollment in graduate programs at GW, especially those targeted towards working adults and courses available for completion online, has jumped in recent years. Since 2002, there has been a 9 percent increase in students taking graduate classes at GW, according to the Office of Institutional Research. “We want to be a university that is at […]

Students rally in support of Jena six

A large group of students clad in black clothing rallied Thursday to protest the treatment of six black youths imprisoned for a schoolyard beating in Louisiana and instances of racial inequality on GW’s campus. The event began in front of the Multicultural Student Services Center, where students from the Black Student Union and the GW […]

Staff Editorial: Columbia’s invitation to Iranian president should stand

Columbia University’s decision to host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, while controversial on all fronts, presents an inherent dilemma stemming from our right to free speech. This state leader projects appalling views such as denial of the Holocaust and has a history of humanitarian abuses and suppression of student protests. Yet the true debate centers on […]

Green organizations vie for grant

In a townhouse on 22nd Street, four students are setting up a model for sustainability. Across town, other students lobby for the rights of fair trade farmers. These are just two examples of a growing socially aware and green movement on GW’s campus. Senior Maggie Desmond, director of green initiatives for the Student Association, is […]

New F Street residence hall to cost $75 million

A $75 million upperclassman residence hall slated for construction in October will be the most expensive residence hall ever constructed by the University. The 10-story building, which will be located adjacent to the School Without Walls on F Street, will house more than 400 students. The high price tag is largely the result of increasing […]

SA Note: Fowler resigns from SA Senate, cites personal reasons

Student Association Sen. Richard Fowler (U-At Large) resigned on Friday citing personal reasons. In a letter to Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger, Fowler said he was tired of his name being dragged through the mud by the press and that he was going to advocate for students in new ways. Fowler was not available for […]

Congress increases Pell Grant aid

As tuition at GW and other private universities continues to rise, some of the school’s neediest students may soon receive more financial aid from the federal government. Congress increased the amount of money available for the Pell Grant by passing the College Cost and Reduction Act Sept. 7. Pell Grants are sums of money given […]

Latino culture celebrated

Social activist Felipe Luciano called on the Latino community to embrace other people of color and move forward together during the Latino Heritage Celebration’s keynote address. “Latinos, you have a mission in this world,” he told the crowd at Betts Theater last week. “You are the future of the world and yet we run away […]

Eckles throws a birthday party

Eckles Library celebrated its 20th anniversary last Monday with cake, balloons and a library-goer’s staple – coffee. Fred Siegel, associate vice president and dean of freshmen, said Eckles Library on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus intends to continue providing intimate and useful services to students, 25-cent coffee included, as it continues to move forward and grow […]