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.

Law School trims dean candidate pool

The nomination pool for the next dean of the GW Law School has been whittled down from 350 to 100 possible candidates. The review committee tasked with finding a replacement for Dean Frederick Lawrence will be looking for a high-profile candidate with the means to boost the program’s reputation to the Ivy League level. The […]

Sports In Brief

Four Colonial swimmers finish first at Old Dominion Both the men’s and women’s swimming teams fell on the road at Old Dominion Saturday, but four Colonials had first-place finishes in the meet. Freshman Caroline Myers continued her strong rookie campaign with wins in the 200-yard freestyle, the 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle. Sydney […]

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 […]