February 17, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 41

Stories from the February 17, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Tuition rises 3 percent

The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent tuition increase at their meeting on Friday, as well as a $13 million boost to financial aid in response to the worsening economic climate. Tuition for enrolled students does not change under GW’s fixed tuition program, so the new pricing of $41,610 applies to the incoming class […]

Student court rules to eliminate Student Association signature requirements

After a two-week battle over registration requirements for the upcoming Student Association elections, the SA Court ultimately had the final say last week – ruling to eliminate signature requirements for all candidates wishing to run for office. In a 2-2 decision – ties rule in favor of the defendant – the Student Court ruled that […]

Board OKs Kennedy for degree

The Board of Trustees approved Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., as eligible to receive an honorary degree during their meeting Friday, a possible indication that the 76-year-old legislator could play a role in the spring Commencement ceremonies. University spokeswoman Tracy Schario said the nomination does not guarantee that Kennedy will receive a degree, noting that the […]

A burning passion

Where there’s smoke there’s fire. But last Wednesday, when senior Imran Faruqi smelled smoke, neither he nor the three fire engines that responded to the 6 a.m. call could find the fire. Someone had called the Capitol Heights fire station in Prince George’s County, Md., where Faruqi works, and deliberately given emergency responders the wrong […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Hummus Happy Hour Learn more about Birthright – a free trip to Israel for college-aged Jewish students. 6 p.m. GW Hillel Student and Alumni Speed Networking Night Make connections with GW alumni to help speed up your job search. 6 p.m. Alumni House Wednesday Inequality and Poverty in the Global Economy: Bailing Out the […]

Josh Akman: Case not closed

In the past month, our campus has been assaulted with three high-profile robberies. First, sometime around Jan. 19, more than $7,000 was stolen from a student’s room in Mitchell Hall. On Feb. 5, two ski mask-clad thieves walked into Ivory Tower, forcibly broke into Pita Pit and stole $5,000. Four days after that, the DACOR […]

Staff Editorial: Jumping through legislative hoops

The red tape. The back and forth. The obscure details of legislative precedent. While Congress was dealing with all of the above in regards to the stimulus bill that will affect the nation, GW’s own Student Association was engulfed in an even more bitter legislative battle. Over what, you may ask? Signatures. To give you […]

Amanda Crowe: Leave it at home

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a Facebook addict. Facebook distracts me from my homework, my to-do list and even this column. I just can’t tear myself away from the site, which is why I don’t bring my laptop to any of my classes. It takes my focus off of the professor. I […]

LGBTQ group holds mock marriage event in University Yard

Web Extra Dozens of students were “married” Friday in mock ceremonies performed in University Yard to show their support for marriage equality. Marriage Equality Day was hosted by Allied in Pride, an LGBTQ group on campus, to raise awareness about equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. But the event sought to prove that […]