January 27, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 37

Stories from the January 27, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Howard, Georgetown donate to Gray transition

Two D.C. universities wrote checks in support of Mayor Vincent Gray’s transition team, a fundraising report released earlier this month shows, but GW did not join the colleges in offering money to its alumnus. Howard University was among the top donors to Gray’s transition and inauguration, contributing $25,000 to the fund. Neighboring Georgetown University donated […]

University sees increase in undergrad applications

The University received a record 21,400 applicants for the incoming Class of 2015, marking the third consecutive year that GW has seen an increase in applicants. This year’s applicant pool represents a 200-student increase from last year’s total of 21,200 freshman applications, Executive Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Kathryn Napper said. This 1 percent increase is […]

Staff Editorial: Lift enrollment caps and let GW grow

Shortly before his inauguration, then-Mayor elect Vincent Gray told the Washington Examiner that he would be willing to nix the enrollment caps that regulate the student and staff population for universities across D.C., if the policy change would benefit the District. While Gray was not making a hard-and-fast campaign promise, the mayor was on to […]

Staff Editorial: Putting SA duties first

Editor’s note Tuesday evening, a handful of students arrived at the Marvin Center to discuss Student Association financial allocations with SA Finance Committee Chairman Chris Clark and the finance committee. Unfortunately for these students, Clark failed to inform them that he canceled the regularly scheduled meeting. This isn’t promising behavior from someone whom people have […]

Gingrich to replace Cheney in debate

Former Speaker of the House and potential 2012 presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will face off against Howard Dean at the College Democrats and College Republicans’ co-sponsored debate Feb. 1, after conservative activist Liz Cheney canceled her appearance. Cheney cited the need to work with her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, on his book titled […]

Eric Su: J Street is making small strides

Although GW is an impressive school with its own hospital, auditorium and state-of-the-art athletic center, one of the things it lacks is a true dining hall setting that students can rely on for good, cheap, affordable food, at anytime of the day. However, J Street has recently been doing impressive things to take the mantle […]

Finals schedule irks law students

Orthodox Jewish students and GW Law School officials are attempting to strike a compromise for a final exam make-up schedule, after the law school scheduled final exams during Passover for the first time in 14 years. Passover – which is dependent on the Hebrew calendar – occurs this year during the two weeks in late […]

Saige Saunig: What to take from ‘Stuff GW People Like’

A good GW person doesn’t mind the 20 minute wait or a line out the door because drinking Starbucks shows that you are sophisticated, wealthy, totally hip and all-around sexy.” This is just one description of the average GW student, according to the website, “Stuff GW People Like.” This website – created in December – […]

For the love of knowledge

Betsy Applebaum has had 28 first days of school at GW. The 71-year-old has been auditing classes at the University since 1983, adding up to well over a 100 classes – but don’t ask her how many. She lost count long ago. Applebaum said taking courses at her alma mater is a way of keeping […]