January 10, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 32

Stories from the January 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alumna’s new book reveals drama in Madoff scandal

After a career covering Wall Street scandals, Diana Henriques – an alumna and investigative financial reporter for the New York Times – is seeking to unravel the story of one of the financial world’s greatest villains: Bernie Madoff. “Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust,” Henriques’ book about the financial con man, […]

GW strengthened Gray through hardships

GW was not Vincent Gray’s first choice. In fact, he almost dropped out his freshman year due to the tough racial climate permeating the campus in 1963. But Gray stuck it out and has said he is a better man for it. Forty-seven years later, GW is celebrating Gray. The day before his inauguration, alumni […]

GW mourns deaths of alumnus, law student

Steven Smith was known for his passion for sports Alumnus Steven Smith – a 2008 graduate and former sports broadcaster for WRGW Radio – was killed in New York Dec. 13, when his car slid off an icy road. <div style="float:right; display:inline; width:220px; margin:10px;" Smith got out of his car to check his vehicle and […]

Early Decision I admit rate drops by 2 percent

After dropping dramatically in 2009 from the year prior, GW’s early decision 1 acceptance rate remained steady this year. About 36 percent of prospective students apply early decision were accepted during the fall 2010 admissions process. The rate is 2 percentage points lower than last year’s, and is barely a blip on the radar compared […]

Graduation rate rises to 81 percent

GW’s graduation rate rose 6 percentage points between 2003 and 2008, bringing the rate above 80 percent. In 2008 GW’s graduation rate was 81 percent, up from 75 percent in 2003, according to a report in the Chronicle of Higher Education that analyzed graduation rates among students who complete their degrees within six years. Between […]

Foggy Bottom Metro to close for MLK weekend

The Foggy Bottom Metro station will be closed during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. From 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, to closing time Monday, Jan. 17, the station will be closed while Metro works to replace track switches, escalators and elevators, as well as improve cell phone service. Metro employees will be available […]

GW heads to Ward 8 for MLK service day

Inspired by one man’s life of service, more than 500 GW students, faculty and staff plan to participate in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service next week. Volunteer numbers match those from last year, when 500 participants completed service projects at Roosevelt Senior High School. This year, volunteers will be spread out […]


Monday Student Organization Fair Still looking for your niche at GW? Visit the Student Organization Fair to learn about how to get involved on campus. Marvin Center Third Floor – 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Senior Class Breakfast Celebrate the start of the last semester of college with fellow seniors at a free breakfast provided […]

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 […]

MPD increases Metro patrols

The Metropolitan Police Department will step up enforcement near the Foggy Bottom Metro this month after an increase in assaults over the past few months. The number of assaults near the Foggy Bottom Metro nearly tripled since October, compared to the same time period in 2009, MPD Captain Melvin Gresham said, prompting the increased security. […]