March 1, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 46

Stories from the March 1, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Basden and Cohen: Affordability and personal finance

Affordability and personal finance go hand-in-hand at GW. In our time here at GW, we have seen the University’s administration usher in a series of bold initiatives to address the issue of affordability. Initiatives such as fixed tuition for freshmen and additional offerings of need-based aid for all students exist because of key departments such […]

Minority faculty rate outpaces national average

The University employs 2 percent more minority faculty members than the national average, but some schools are better at fostering diversity than others, according to data from the Office of Institutional Research. In the United States, 17 percent of full-time higher education professors are minorities, and the numbers are smaller for tenured and tenure-track faculty, […]

Letter to the Editor

Something missing in GW’s elections Can it be that GW has run out of tools? I asked myself this question while perusing The Hatchet’s 2010 election coverage. In a school noted for its political activism, the dearth of candidates stirred up strong disappointment in my alma mater. (Even more so when I read the article […]

Colonials play spoiler against Charlotte

It was not necessarily needed as extra motivation, sophomore Tony Taylor said, but perhaps it was fitting that GW’s 75-70 win over Charlotte Saturday night happened during a homecoming game in front of more than 50 alumni representing all 10 of the school’s past NCAA tournament appearances. It was not a particularly dramatic victory, with […]

Lifton clinches SA presidency

Junior Jason Lifton won the Student Association presidency Thursday with 51 percent of the vote, but alleged campaign violations threaten the outcome of the election for executive vice president. Juniors Logan Dobson and Rob Maxim received the most votes in the EVP race, but neither reached the 40 percent threshold required to win – automatically […]

Space institute carries on despite NASA budget cuts

Despite recently announced drastic cuts to NASA, GW’s Space Policy Institute will continue to encourage the exploration of the universe and policies that govern space discovery, Scott Pace, director of the institute, said. In response to pervasive concerns about the recession as well as the federal budget deficit, President Barack Obama announced last week that […]

Staff Editorial: Balancing power

Before America held its first election, the great American pamphleteer Thomas Paine wrote, “the balance of power is the scale of peace.” It would be wise for the Joint Elections Committee to remember this as they delve into campaign violations hearings. In the past, the JEC has been fanatical in its application of the rules, […]

Mr. and Miss GW crowned at homecoming game

A longtime couple – senior Nicholas Sampogna and junior Eden Sutley – were crowned Mr. and Miss GW for their Colonial spirit at the homecoming basketball game Saturday. The 2010 Mr. and Miss GW, who have been dating for more than two years, were announced during the homecoming game where the men’s basketball team ultimately […]

Fare increase marks fight to fix budget

Metro fares increased by 10 cents starting Sunday, and while the fare boost is temporary, it serves for many as one more sign of the problems the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is facing. Under more scrutiny since last June, when two Metorail trains collided and killed nine people, Metro underwent a three-day National Transportation […]