January 21, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 35

Stories from the January 21, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Parent tackles advising issues

Stories of indifferent and incompetent academic advisers have prompted one GW parent to try and fix advising issues across the University. Masood Vojdani, incoming chair of the Parents Campaign Philanthropy Board, has reached out to groups of students and gathered their stories – good and bad – about advising at GW. Vojdani said he has […]

Language Center receives renovations

Web Exclusive Renovations to expand and repurpose the Phillips Hall Language Lab were completed Monday at a cost of $110,000, a University administrator said this week. Two existing rooms on the second floor of Phillips Hall have been reconfigured to create a larger Language Center, which will offer a computer lab and two new technology-oriented […]

Best cure for heroin addiction is… heroin?

Web Exclusive Correction appended A D.C. councilmember joined doctors and drug experts to discuss a controversial treatment for heroin addiction Wednesday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Councilmember Tommy Wells, who represents Ward 6, said that the surge of heroin use and cases of HIV in the District is a crisis that demands an aggressive […]

University announces two all-female dorms

Two residence halls – 2109 F Street and Mount Vernon’s Merriweather Hall – will become all-female housing next year, after the University announced in December that the current all-female option, Strong Hall, will be converted to sorority housing next year. Seth Weinshel, director of GW Housing Programs, confirmed the changes this week, and while interviewed […]

Sam Theodosopoulos: A problematic resolution

Our campus, as evidenced by recent actions by the Student Association and editorials in our newspaper, has become engrossed by the latest trend in higher education: the imagined right of students to room with students of the opposite sex. If the University decides to adopt the provisions of Michael Komo’s Student Association bill and offer […]

GW hopes to buck enrollment trends

As lingering economic issues continue to pose a threat to college enrollments across the county, GW is expected to meet or exceed its admissions expectations, a University administrator said this week. While the Chronicle of Higher Education reported earlier this month that some private college presidents are worried about enrollment levels for the fall 2010 […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Fewer fees please

Attending GW has many perks, including the remarkable city, local access to uniquely prestigious internships and research opportunities, and accomplished and knowledgeable professors. But perhaps the greatest perk for students is the DVD-rental program at Eckles Library on the Mount Vernon campus. Just like taking out books, students who live on Mount Vernon can take […]

Task force explores new, hands-on learning

Traditional lecture halls and book discussions may be undergoing a change at GW, as top University officials are exploring how today’s students learn with technology and hands-on activities. Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman launched a 13-member teaching consortium task force last fall, which he said would discover the best ways to educate […]