February 17, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 43

Stories from the February 17, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: A necessary review of Sodexo

Dining has been a problem on campus for years – this is not a new concept. Students have consistently voiced complaints about the dining option, so it is promising that administrators and Student Association leaders are looking to improve J Street. But these problems have marred our University for too long. During this review, University […]

University study aids ESL program in Tennessee

Teachers in Nashville, Tenn. are implementing changes based off a GW study to make instruction more effective in public schools grappling with an influx of non-native English speakers. The Center for Equity and Excellence in Education – housed within the Graduate School of Education and Human Development – conducted a study in the spring of […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 2/10/11 – 8:30 a.m. Location: Marvin Center Case closed The University Police Department responded to a report of a student who became verbally abusive after being denied assistance when she showed up late for an appointment. She ripped posters off a bulletin board while leaving. She was gone before officers arrived. -Referred to […]

Three more declare for SA

Jason Kaplan | President (Candidate) This year’s first Student Association outsider announced a bid for the presidency Wednesday night, joining what is so far a small pool of contenders for the SA’s two top spots. John Richardson, a sophomore, said Wednesday he is seeking the SA presidency, adding that his lack of SA experience should […]

Tom Braslavsky: Exercising for a grade

Every Monday, after working for half the day, I grab lunch and then catch the Vern Express just in time to make it to my weekly 2 p.m. massage – in class. Not too shabby, right? Massage is just one of the 90 classes offered each semester in the Exercise and Sports Activities department. Some […]

Pell Grants safe from 2012 budget cuts

President Barack Obama’s proposed FY 2012 budget proposes more funding for college Pell Grants, but changes to the way the program doles out aid could mean individual college students will see less money. Obama’s proposed budget lays out $36.1 billion in Pell Grant funding for about 9.6 million students during the 2012-2013 award year, but […]

Saige Saunig: Specifics are key in a roomie search

The time that brings both nervous anticipation and excitement is soon to be upon us: filing for next semester’s housing. For those who do not request to live with a specific person, the University determines roommate selection based on a short living-preferences survey that students fill out upon filing for housing. The survey that GW […]

SEC auditorium named for Lehman

An auditorium in the Science and Engineering Complex will be named after a former top University administrator, after a member of the Board of Trustees made a million-dollar donation in his honor. The auditorium will officially be known as the “Dr. Donald R. Lehman Auditorium, Given by Mark and Susan Hughes,” after Hughes and his […]

Area college health centers lose free STD testing

Four college health centers in the District have lost free sexually transmitted disease testing, due to a shifting of resources by the D.C. Department of Health. Student health service centers at American University, Howard University, Trinity College and the University of the District of Columbia will no longer receive free testing kits. DOH spokeswoman Dena […]

Andrew Clark: A country mired in regulation

President Barack Obama has projected the image that he is a pragmatist dedicated to dissolving burdensome and unnecessary regulations. But the evidence says otherwise – and students like us will bear the burden of these costly policy changes. Just take a look at his presidential track record. In the first two years of his administration, […]