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.

Squash triumphs at home

Though both teams took to the road and lost Sunday, GW’s men’s and women’s squash teams defended their home court Saturday with a pair of 9-0 sweeps against Haverford College. Because the match was the final one at home this season for the 20th-ranked men’s team (8-7), senior Matt Grossman was honored as the team’s […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Israel and the Media Listen to Neil Lazarus discuss Israel’s portrayal in the media. Hillel | 7 p.m. Wednesday Seminar on Entrepreneurship: Intellectual Property Learn how to get a new idea off the ground and the needed capital to start a new business. Funger Hall room 103 |6 to 8:30 p.m. Wacky Wednesday: Revolution […]

Sports in Brief: Hannah wins weekly award

GW men’s tennis player Erik Hannah was named A-10 Performer of the Week yesterday after the junior played a key role in his team’s win Friday over Duquesne. In doubles play, Hannah teamed with sophomore Arya Vayghan to win the third doubles match and clinch the doubles point for GW. Playing in the fourth singles […]

GW employee files discrimination complaint

Web Exclusive A University employee filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint with the D.C. Office of Human Rights, the employee confirmed last month. Erecka Gibson, manager of the University’s Budget Management and Analysis Group, confirmed that she filed a complaint against the Executive Vice President and Treasurer’s office, but did not give any details […]

Graduate student publishes novel about life in Saudi Arabia

Web exclusive One GW graduate student has already done what many professionals only dream about doing. Tariq Al Haydar is a published author. The PhD candidate, originally from Saudi Arabia, published “Hallat al Abeed” last year – which in English translates to “The District of Slaves.” The novel – not yet translated to English – […]

CDs and CRs debate immigration issues

Web exclusive Members of the GW College Democrats and College Republicans debated the push and pull factors that lead to illegal immigration and solutions to the problem Thursday night in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre. In the debate moderated by Alex Shoucair of the University’s Enosinian Society, the CDs and CRs tackled issues of border security, […]

Board approves 3 percent tuition hike

The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent tuition increase at its meeting Friday, alongside a $10 million boost to financial aid funding. Tuition for enrolled students does not change under GW’s fixed tuition program, so the new pricing of $42,860 applies to the incoming class of 2014 and transfer students. The change marks the […]

Knapp creates council to expand GW’s diversity

University President Steven Knapp announced the creation of a President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion at the University’s Board of Trustees’ meeting last Friday, in an effort to expand GW’s attractiveness to potential students and employees of diverse backgrounds. Knapp also announced the creation of a senior administrator position, the associate provost for diversity and […]

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. […]