February 14, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 42

Stories from the February 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Undergrad default rate beats U.S. average

GW undergraduates default on significantly fewer federal student loans compared to their peers nationally, according to newly released government data. Fewer than 1.5 percent of undergraduates defaulted on their federal student loans in 2008, according to data from the Department of Education. The GW default rate is about 6 percent less than the national average […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: Enough with the GWireless timeouts

GW students want to know what’s going on with their Internet.? GWireless, the on-campus connection to the Web, is reliably unreliable. Internet has timed out too many times to count this semester, causing major inconveniences to students attempting to take online quizzes or complete homework assignments. GW doesn’t seem to understand that the lack of […]

University expands medical coverage

The University expanded faculty and staff medical benefits to cover opposite-sex domestic partners, a University official confirmed last week. GW has offered health benefits for same-sex domestic partners for several years, and University officials said the additional coverage for opposite-sex partners allows unmarried couples in committed relationships to receive the same benefits as married couples, […]

University increases tuition by 2.9 percent

The University’s highest governing body voted to increase tuition to $44,148 for incoming students during its quarterly meeting Friday. The 2.9 percent increase, approved by the Board of Trustees, is slightly lower than GW’s 3 percent tuition increases over the past 3 years, and almost a full percentage point lower than increases passed by other […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to speak at School of Media and Public Affairs

Correction appended Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to make a major announcement regarding Internet freedom Tuesday at the Jack Morton Auditorium. The State Department is billing Clinton’s speech, titled “Internet Rights and Wrongs: Choices and Challenges in a Networked World,” as policy statement.The speech starts at 12:30 p.m. University spokeswoman Emily Cain did […]

GW may decentralize Career Center

Students seeking career advice may soon be able to receive targeted assistance from their individual schools, in an effort to help students land jobs in a tough economy. Students seeking job advice currently go to a centralized Career Center for help with resumes and interview techniques, among other services. The new model, if adopted, will […]