February 16, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 42

Stories from the February 16, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University reports slight endowment recovery

The University’s endowment is continuing to recover from an 18 percent drop from 2008 to 2009, growing slightly more than 10 percent since the end of the fiscal year, a University official said this week. As of Dec. 31, GW’s endowment stands at $1.064 billion, up from $1.008 billion on June 30, 2009, Chief Investment […]

Annu Subramanian: A new, nearly nude tradition

In the fall of 2001, Eric Whitehead strummed his guitar and roamed around the University of California at Los Angeles’ campus wearing nothing but short shorts. The almost-nude guitarist was protesting heightened police security on campus, and garnered a great deal of attention from the UCLA student body. Enough attention, in fact, that a group […]

Amid snowfall, professors hold virtual classes

After many classes fell behind on their intended lesson plans during last week’s four snow days, some professors decided to hold virtual classes to thwart the bad weather. Executive Vice President Donald Lehman announced Thursday evening that the University would hold make-up classes over four days at the end of April to replace the sessions […]

TV show boosts popularity for venues

MTV’s television show “The Real World” settled down in the District last summer, and though its eight roommates left in the fall, some D.C. organizations featured on the show are reporting a bump in popularity. During filming, the cast made its way to a number of noticeable D.C. locations and, according to The Washington Post, […]

Make-up plan draws ire from students

The University announced classes will be held on reading days and a Saturday to compensate for the classes canceled during the historic snowfall in D.C. last week, but some students are calling the policy disastrous. The regular academic calendar allows for one make-up day, but after four and a half days of classes were canceled […]

Managing your credit in the real world

Last time we spoke with financial consultant Peter Bielagus about how to manage a budget. Now, professor of finance Neil Cohen takes us through applying for a credit card – even without a credit history – and the best ways to maintain a good credit score. Cohen says students are ideal prospects for new credit […]

Places of worship vary for religious students

No matter the religion one practices, there is always a special location – a temple, a church, a synagogue – that serves as a place for worship. In many ways, these settings are a symbol of the beliefs they embody. Religion at GWPart 2 Places of worship vary for religious students This is the second […]