August 30, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 5

Stories from the August 30, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Fixing Student Judicial Services

As a department, GW’s Student Judicial Services has been plagued by an unfavorable reputation for years. This may not be surprising considering it is the body that GW students must face after breaking a University policy, but the disciplinary role SJS serves on campus is not the sole cause for the animosity it receives. It […]

Professor guest blogs for Washington Post

Professors at GW are often known more for their academic pursuits outside of the classroom than for what they teach in class. Some contribute to research, others appear on television and others have even less traditional ways of providing their expert opinions to the public. John Sides, an assistant professor of political science, has joined […]

Letter to the Editor

President Knapp – Dump Target! Every year, The George Washington University hosts “Target Takeover,” an event during which buses take students to the local Target store to buy supplies for their rooms and classes. In light of recent events, I, as an LGBT student of GW, am calling on President Steven Knapp and the GW […]

Fewer freshmen participate in summer reading program

Fewer students submitted essay reflections this summer as part of GW’s First Chapter reading program. The program encourages incoming students to get a head start on their academic career by reading a pre-selected novel over the summer. This year’s essay participation was down 100 students. Dean of Freshmen Helen Cannaday Saulny said she was pleased […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Remembering the little guys

If money is power, then the Student Association has a lot of power at its disposal this year. Because of an increased student fee and leftover allocation money, the Student Association has more than $1.1 million to dole out this year for University-wide events and student organizations. This money gives the SA more power than […]

Tea party rally crowds campus

A steady stream of red, white and blue-clad tea party members flowed through the Foggy Bottom Campus Saturday – the first official day of move-in – for the much-anticipated “Restoring Honor” rally, causing only minor delays for students moving into residence halls across campus. Students moving into their residence halls said the rally crowded sidewalks […]

Andrew Clark: A more conservative change

To all the incoming freshmen, transfer students and everyone else who has returned to the District after a long, hot summer: we could not have picked a more exciting time to come to Washington, where politics, culture and everything in between seem to collide. Nearly two years ago, GW erupted into euphoria when President Barack […]

Evan Schwartz: Tea party throws off congressional balance

As students and their families swarmed to campus for move-in on Saturday, tea partiers swarmed the District to attend the “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial. And while the timing served as a reminder of what living in D.C. means for GW students, it also indicated a recent paradigm shift in the Republican Party. […]

Student loan debt outpaces credit card debt in U.S.

Consumers owe more on their student loans than their credit cards, according to data released this month by the Federal Reserve. The data found that in June, Americans owed $826.5 billion in revolving debt – which usually takes the form of credit card debt – and $829.78 billion in student loan debt. This is the […]

SJS seeks to reform disciplinary process

After years of complaints over procedure and transparency, the head of Student Judicial Services plans to reform the board that doles out punishments to students who have violated GW’s Student Code of Conduct. Tara Pereira, the assistant dean of students and head of SJS, said she will be holding town hall meetings throughout the year […]