October 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 17

Stories from the October 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University to boost financial aid in response to economy

The University plans to add millions of dollars to financial aid for continuing students and provide extra accommodations for families having trouble paying for GW during the economic crisis, senior administrators said last week. Ensuring that students can afford to stay at GW should be the University’s top priority, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president […]

Half do not complete CCAS Ph.D.s

Undergraduates might complain about a heavy workload and tough classes, but their chances of getting a degree are far better than those of doctorate students. Only half of all Ph.D. candidates entering the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences in 1998 had earned a Ph.D. eight years later. Of those that did not, 5 percent […]

Admissions office not using Facebook or MySpace

Good news for high school Facebook and MySpace users looking to attend GW: The University’s Office of Admissions does not monitor social networking profiles to decide admission into the University, the executive dean for undergraduate admissions said last week. Test preparation company Kaplan, Inc. released results from a study last month that said one in […]

Joining the ranks

Freshman David Perry said he experienced more than “grueling mental and physical training” during the 18-hour days he spent training at the Quantico Marine Corps Base this summer. The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program taught him how to respect and be respected, but most of all it connected him with his mentor, senior Elliot […]

Federal, state governments to give Metro $1.5 billion for upgrades

The Metro system could receive some upgrades – including expanded cell phone coverage – thanks to Congress and governments in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. This month, the Senate passed a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in funding to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority over the next 10 years for various improvements. In addition to the […]

Students will design float

The University will start accepting designs this week for a float in this January’s presidential inaugural parade. The Student Association is fundraising and planning for the float – the first for GW since President Harry Truman took office – with logistical help from the School of Media and Public Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied […]

Univ. to add more parking spaces after garage demolition

The University will add more parking spaces scattered throughout Foggy Bottom after a GW parking garage is demolished to make way for a new science center, a senior administrator said. The parking facility, located at 22nd and I streets, has 1,200 spaces available, but is slated to be demolished in the coming years to build […]

G-dub grub: Tailgate cooking in your residence hall

While we might lament GW’s lack of a football team, there’s no reason why you can’t tailgate for your favorite team in the residence halls. With football season in full swing, wings and nachos should be in your playbook. Bon appétit! Sunday Wings Serves 4 2 package chicken wingettes 2 tsp. salt ? cup olive […]

Staff Editorial: Who do you want to speak at Commencement?

Year after year, students seem to be disappointed by the opaque nature of keynote speaker selections, but now the GW community has the opportunity to be part of the process from the get-go. If you are an upperclassman, you probably remember the uproar when former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was chosen to give the […]

Poll: Majority of GW students support Obama

The battle for swing states like Ohio and Virginia might still be close in the presidential race, but Sen. Barack Obama has a clear lead on GW’s campus, according a poll of more than 600 students conducted by The Hatchet last week. Graphic: The Hatchet Poll Seventy-four percent of undergraduates said they support Obama, while […]