February 22, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fundraising rankings put GW behind NYU and BU

GW ranked 72nd in the country among colleges and universities in fundraising last fiscal year, bringing in more than $80 million in donations, according to a ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The $80 million figure is less than the $94 million The Hatchet reported GW took in during the last fiscal year, which […]

Area schools spend larger chunk of tuition on learning

The portion of student tuition dedicated to classroom instruction at the University lags nearly 20 percent behind other colleges in the District, according to an analysis by an economics professor. Professor Anthony Yezer said GW spends about 31.5 percent of the tuition netted after average financial aid costs – or $8,750 – in the classroom, […]

Sports in Brief

Dragons slay Colonials at home with strong defense It was the kind of awakening a team never wants to receive. The Colonials entered their second game of the season against Drexel with confidence after demolishing Howard 21-3 in the season opener, but were overpowered by the Dragons in their second outing. The 14-9 loss served […]

ANC objects to SEC proposal

One of Foggy Bottom’s top advocacy groups repeatedly challenged the University’s proposed plans for the Science and Engineering Complex last week, saying too many questions about the effects of the project remain unanswered. The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission amended a unanimous resolution they drafted beforehand objecting to GW’s proposal at a […]

GSPM restarts director search

The Graduate School of Political Management is restarting its director search, after the dean that oversees the school said none of the candidates were deemed fit for the job. The announcement comes on the heels of complaints from adjunct faculty and alumni in GSPM, who said College of Professional Studies Dean Kathleen Burke was not […]

SA looks to reclaim funds

The Student Association is preparing to reclaim up to $40,000 from more than 30 student organizations at the end of this week. The annual reclamation affects student organizations that failed to respond to the SA Senate Finance Committee’s request to examine the organization’s finances as part of the SA’s mid-year review. The selected organizations could […]

University to launch broad review of GW Athletics

The University’s highest governing body is preparing a comprehensive review of GW Athletics – one that will assess the direction of the department and the varsity, intramural and club sports it houses. The Board of Trustees appointed New York Yankees Team President and alumnus Randy Levine to oversee the review that comes on the heels […]


Tuesday George Washington’s Birthday Bonfire Celebrate the birthday of GW’s namesake with a bonfire, music, free food and a pie-eating contest. University Yard – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Arab Uprising Join the Arab Student Association for a discussion on revolts in the Arab world. Marvin Center, room 309 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Research […]

University changes Greek housing policy

Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Chi will each receive townhouses on Townhouse Row next year, replacing the three Greek-life chapters that pled guilty to hazing and alcohol violations last month. Student Activities Center Executive Director Tim Miller said the decisions were based on the last housing applications chapters submitted in 2009. Kappa […]

7-Eleven to extend hours on trial basis

Neighbors of the 7-Eleven located behind GW Hospital said they support the convenience store staying open 24 hours, but some residents are requesting the store face a trial period before its permanent operating hours are set. The store currently operates from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., but its owners want to extend operating hours to […]