January 14, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 33

Stories from the January 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Government simplifies aid form

College applicants and families who are applying for federal financial assistance for the 2010-2011 academic year will use a revised FAFSA form, designed to give more students access to a college education by simplifying the application process. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said at a press conference Jan. 5 that students gave up filing the […]

Office space value on the rise in D.C.

As property values for commercial office space are declining in cities like New York and San Francisco, the value for office space in the District is poised to take the No. 1 spot as the most expensive in the country. This comes as both good and bad news for GW, which owns and leases out […]

Faculty questions buyout

Professors from all disciplines are urging senior administrators and the School of Engineering and Applied Science to put teaching first, after the University announced it is offering buyouts to 39 professors in SEAS. In an interview in December, SEAS Dean David Dolling said the school is gearing up to hire new faculty to replace those […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday “Treason” on Trial Listen to professor Shawn McHale discuss political dissidents and Vietnam. Elliott School room 505 | 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. RAM Training Learn about responsible alcohol management with CADE. Marvin Center room 405 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday REPRESENT! Watch five GW-affiliated dance teams – including Capital Funk – compete at […]

Student artists see red

What does the color red mean? Is it a symbol of love, lust, danger, hate? This was the interpretative task undertaken by the students who submitted artwork to GW’s fine arts gallery, Smith Hall 102, and its most recent exhibition, “~700-635nm: A monochromatic exploration of red’s wavelength.” The show’s title is the wavelength measurements of […]

Travel woes hit some students returning to campus

Web exclusive After an attempted terrorist attack that threatened to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, significant travel delays were to be expected. But more than two weeks later, some students traveling back to school still were still enduring the consequences. Increased safety measures slowed security lines and delayed flights across the […]


“The Young Victoria” Landmark E Street Cinema (Romance, Biography; PG) The young Victoria, it seems, is quite a different person from the old Victoria. Still uncomfortable in her new role as queen, the Victoria of Jean-Marc Vallée’s film is more princess than sovereign: frightened, foolish, confused, stubborn, and too easily charmed. And although young Victoria […]

Meghan McCain will speak at GW in February

Editor’s note: Representatives from the GW College Republicans stated later in the week that the group would pull its financial support for the event, saying that Allied in Pride President Michael Komo was not forthcoming about the topic of McCain’s speech Correction appended Meghan McCain, daughter of the former Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, […]

Contract signed for degree audit system

The University has signed a contract to implement a degree audit system, which will automatically review students’ records and determine whether they are making sufficient progress toward graduating. Plans are also underway to create an Associate Registrar position to handle the new program. University Registrar Elizabeth Amundson said Tuesday that the University signed a contract […]