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.

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 […]

Expert: University’s climate plan is ‘on the right track’

Correction appended An environmental expert said the University is on the right track with its Climate Action Plan, highlighting its emphasis on personal accountability in emissions reduction strategies as one of the most important parts of climate action planning. Released in May, GW’s CAP – its plan to become a carbon-neutral institution – stresses the […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Metro: Explore D.C.

While it may be comforting to stick to the confines of campus, as a student in the nation’s capital you should take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure and exploration. Armed with a SmarTrip, take a ride on the Metro to enjoy just a few of the opportunities the District and surrounding area have […]

Visitor’s Center will move to Marvin Center this fall

The University’s Visitor Center will move from its current location in the Academic Center to the first floor of the Marvin Center at the end of the summer to make room for academic offices and classroom space, a University administrator said in June. Construction is scheduled to begin sometime in June on the north side […]