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.

Admissions gaffe confuses applicants

GW mistakenly sent an e-mail letter of acceptance to a number of Early Decision II applicants last Wednesday – after the students had already received a letter of rejection – a top University official said last week. Executive Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Kathy Napper said Wednesday the mistake affected a “very small number” of applicants. […]

Staff Editorial: GW’s diversity umbrella

Every once in a while, people find themselves caught in a rainstorm without an umbrella. Occasionally, we forget to adequately prepare for a problem before we are caught in a downpour. By creating the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, the University is proactively addressing a non-pressing issue before it escalates into a full-blown crisis. […]

Six professors accept SEAS buyout

Six faculty members in the School of Engineering and Applied Science have accepted the University’s buyout packages, and the University’s top academic officer said last week employees in other schools and departments might face a similar option in the future. The SEAS buyout packages, which were offered by administrators to free up resources for more […]

Staff Editorial: Knapp on the front lines

On Wednesday, through the cold and bitter winds of a dark February night, students marched into battle, flags, shields and all, against a long-time foe. At the frontlines of the epic snowball fight was University President Steven Knapp, leading GW through the assault. It was a watershed moment in the tenure of President Knapp. In […]

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, […]