December 6, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 31

Stories from the December 6, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Corey Jacobson: A problem we shouldn’t have

There’s a scene in “Bad Boys II” when a drug lord discovers that the rat infestation in his attic is literally eating away the piles of cash he has stashed there. Waving his gun around and trying to shoot at the rats, he remarks, “This is a stupid fucking problem to have. But it is […]

Staff Editorial: GW Report Card

Gender-neutral housing: A In a triumphant victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, gender-neutral housing was passed last week and will be applied across all coed residence halls starting next fall. We are happy to see that the University supported this student-led effort for alternative housing options. A safe community: A- People have often […]

Matt Ingoglia: Gender-neutral housing is a victory for GW

For most of us, last Thursday probably felt like any other weekday. With tests and papers demanding much of our time, it is hard to believe anything good could happen between now and winter break. But for some of our peers, Thursday couldn’t have been more exceptional. These students saw their college experiences change for […]

Larry Cohen: Answering questions and addressing concerns

I am writing on behalf of myself and my staff to address recent concerns about the Vern Express. Serving up to 1,000 students daily, the Vern Express is a vital link connecting our campuses and provides an important service for the GW community. For this reason, I would like to give some information to hopefully […]

Cost calculator will go online next fall

The University will add a “net-price calculator” to its website by the fall of 2011 to comply with a new federal law aimed at helping families decipher the cost of attending college. Colleges will be required to post the cost calculators on their websites, which will help students and their families average the cost that […]

Melissa Gindin: LGBT Resource Center left out in the cold

The LGBT Resource Center has been without a full-time director for 14 months, and for members of the community it remains uncertain when or if this issue will be resolved. Now the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is calling on the University to take action and provide its students with the support and recognition […]

College Republicans kick off annual dinner series

An Iowa congressman praised the GW College Republicans for campaigning against “freedom-restricting” and “socialist” Democratic lawmakers Thursday night. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, handed out advice to the politically active students, and told the dinner guests that if they believed in themselves, they “shouldn’t sit back smugly thinking someone else is going to understand.” “Every one […]

Donor gives $100,000 to financial aid

Alumni surpassed an anonymous donor’s challenge to give 9,000 donations by the end of the year, securing a gift to a financial aid fund. First seriously promoted in early December, the donor pledged $100,000 to the GW Power & Promise Fund if 9,000 alumni donated to the University by Dec. 31. Patricia Danver, a spokeswoman […]

Report: Undergrads are taking out more loans

Undergraduates are borrowing more money to fund their college education, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center. Graduates who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 borrowed an average of $15,425, adjusted for inflation, which is 50 percent more money than students who graduated in 1996 borrowed. The study, released late last […]

GW sees uptick in neighbor complaints

The number of complaints community members logged against students saw a 16 percent jump last school year, an increase administrators attribute to a push for local residents to voice their concerns to University officials. But alumnus and president of the Foggy Bottom Association Asher Corson said the increased number of complaints reflects ongoing issues with […]