June 14, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 3

Stories from the June 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mystery surrounds death of sophomore

Clarification appended Questions surrounding the events that led to the death of a 20-year-old student on May 16 continue to arise a month after he was found in the grass outside of Guthridge Hall. Taylor Hubbard, a sophomore biomedical engineering student, fell from a fifth-floor window in Guthridge Hall according to initial police reports, but […]

New business dean hopes to raise rankings

Incoming School of Business Dean Doug Guthrie said he plans to take the GW School of Business to new heights with a vision to improve the school’s ranking. Guthrie comes from the No. 5 New York University’s Stern School of Business where he is a professor of management. He is also a professor of sociology […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Student organizations

GW has hundreds of student organizations – it is just a matter of finding your niche. Besides classes and internships, student organizations are a great way to meet new friends who share a common interest, whether you choose to rally in front of the White House or rock a stage. Peruse the following list and […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Guide to the SA

Executive President Jason Lifton and Executive Vice President Rob Maxim. Lifton heads the executive branch, which consists of the executive vice president and eight vice presidents appointed by the president and approved by the Student Association Senate. Maxim oversees the legislative branch and is the chair of the Senate. Legislative There are currently 32 senators […]

Knapp’s compensation nears $1 million mark

University President Steven Knapp earned $895,305 in 2008 during his second year as GW president, according to a University financial disclosure document. The Form 990, which reports salaries by the calendar year, shows that including $88,496 in benefits, Knapp’s total compensation in 2008 was $983,801. At approximately $74,600 per month, the salary is a steep […]

Local student vies for office

This summer, a 27-year-old University of Maryland student is working with student volunteers – including GW graduate students – to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Andrew Gall is challenging Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in Maryland’s 5th District. Hoyer is the longest-serving House member from the state, and is now in his 15th […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: New dean of freshmen

As incoming freshmen prepare to begin their new roles as college students, Helen Cannaday Saulny is also preparing for her new role as the dean of freshmen. The Hatchet spoke to Saulny before Colonial Inauguration about her past experiences at the University and her goals as dean. The Hatchet: How has your position as assistant […]

Board approves merit pool decrease

The Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent increase for the faculty merit pool, down 1 percent from last year’s increase. Money from the merit pool funds faculty raises. The news comes after University administrators repeatedly stated that GW’s ability to fund merit pools was a testament to the University’s fiscal strength amid a massive […]

EMeRG sees increase in alcohol-related cases

Correction Appended The number of freshman students transported to the GW Hospital for alcohol intoxication grew 10 percent this year compared to the 2008-2009 academic year, a University administrator said in June, but the increase coincides with a larger freshman class. Tara Pereira, assistant dean of students and director of Student Judicial Services, said although […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Financial aid

The Hatchet pulled together an at-a-glance list of GW’s scholarship and financial aid programs. With over 200 scholarship options, this list is not exhaustive but will get students on the right path toward lowering that post-graduation debt. GW-Affiliated Opportunities The Board of Trustees Scholarship: This scholarship is available to academically excellent students who also demonstrate […]