January 17, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 33

Stories from the January 17, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University hopes to aid middle class

Two Ivy League schools recently altered their financial aid goals to benefit more middle-class families, and GW administrators said they are looking at ways to keep up with the changing marketplace. Harvard University’s new plan emphasizes grant-based aid for higher income families, and provides free tuition to families earning less than $60,000. Days after Harvard’s […]

Ambition in Three Acts

The impact of a theatrical production can echo through people’s lives for years. This ability is difficult to master, but GW’s many student theater groups intend to reach this goal this upcoming semester. The three student theater groups on campus boast a diverse, challenging and creative season. With everything from Shakespeare to Tony Kushner to […]

Women sneak past Rhode Island in ‘hangover’ game

Entering its game with Rhode Island, the GW women’s basketball team had won eight straight games, and was fresh off its televised win over Xavier. But even with the top team in the Atlantic 10 in its house, the Rams did not seem to be worried. No. 13 GW needed nearly all the time it […]

More study space to come

The Student Association announced students will have the opportunity to study longer at Marvin Center and use meeting space at the State Plaza Hotel for free this semester. Three meeting rooms are now available for student use at the State Plaza Hotel on F Street in partnership with the F Street Bistro, located inside the […]

Student prepares to fight RIAA

Sherry is not a crazy downloader. She said she was “not one of those kids who downloaded 10,000 songs.” But Sherry is now being targeted by the Recording Industry of Association of America for illegally downloading music. And as a full-time college student with two jobs, she is individually butting heads with an entertainment industry […]

After GW, Trachtenberg is still busy

With a blog for The Chronicle of Higher Education and an appointment to an American Bar Association committee, in addition to other projects, former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will keep a busy schedule this spring. Trachtenberg has taken on many new ventures within the past two months, in addition to teaching a class, writing […]

Greek Brief: Average GPA of GW Greeks lower than student body

The mean grade point average among GW’s Greek-letter community is slightly lower than that of the general student body, according to a Greek Life and Student Activities Center joint report. GW’s average undergraduate student GPA for the fall semester was 3.30 while the average GPA of students involved in Greek-letter life was 3.19. Among the […]

Brendan Polmer: Almost the beginning of ‘real life’

This is it. The last stretch. The final frontier. So how do I feel as a second semester senior at GW? Excited? Sure. Anxious? Oh yeah. Scared? You bet’cha. I’m only less than a week into my last set of classes and I’m already nervous – with 17 credit hours, a job, an internship and […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Presidential Task Force on Sustainability Open Forum Join University President Steven Knapp for a panel and listening session on GW’s sustainability efforts. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheatre, third floor Sponsored by the Presidential Task Force on Sustainability Friday Washington Wizards vs. New York Knicks Join SASS & the City for a game at […]

Justin Guiffre: GW’s 2008 Resolutions

At the start of a new year and with a new president at the helm, it is time for GW to set some New Year’s resolutions. It is also time to be practical in setting a platform for change. When talking to students about what needs to be improved, answers may vary from the ridiculous […]