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.

Staff Editorial: Restore JEC’s power to file violations

The Joint Elections Committee – the oversight body for student-wide elections – has historically been tasked with two roles. The first was to scrutinize SA campaigns and investigate violations. The second was to decide whether those violations deserved repercussions. But the people the JEC held accountable banned the body from filing violations. Though members of […]

GW uses strong second half to earn win

AMHERST, Mass. – It’s a sight that men’s basketball fans have grown accustomed to this season: the Colonials splitting the game in half and playing just 20 minutes of good basketball. It’s a pattern that has typically resulted in GW losses for much of the season. It was more or less the same story for […]

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 […]