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.

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up – Thumbs Down

Campus speakers rock GW With visits from Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and four former White House press secretaries, GW saw a number of esteemed campus speakers this month. The University is a frequent destination for celebrity speakers, but these noteworthy names never fail to remind us that GW truly is a University in and […]

GW escapes Philly with win

PHILADELPHIA – It wasn’t a glamorous win Saturday night for the men’s basketball team. It wasn’t a perfect win, nor was it a sexy win. It wasn’t the kind of win that will let men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs rest easy over the next few days. What GW’s 82-80 win Saturday night on the […]

Corey Jacobson: The Abolish the SA saga

These days, the very mention of the Student Association to the average GW student evokes a roll of the eyes or, at bare minimum, an annoyed chuckle. In fact, it seems the only thing students might think is more ridiculous than the Student Association is a recently launched campaign to abolish it. The funny thing […]

Letters to the Editor

Athletic department review needs students Last week’s announcement that the University will be conducting a comprehensive review of its athletic department is a breath of fresh air. Hopefully, it will lead to a restructuring that returns faith in our NCAA Division I programs. But if the University wants to get this right, it must do […]

Hatchet Expat: Shocked by prolonged procedures

It took almost a month for the culture shock to set in once I arrived in Milan. During my first few days in Italy I didn’t want to be anywhere else and, quite frankly, I didn’t miss being back at GW. But as I discovered the local love for bureaucracy, I found that my new […]

Kvancz stepping down from post as AD

After 17 years as the head of the athletic department for GW, Jack Kvancz announced his retirement Thursday, saying he would assume a role as special adviser to the University. Kvancz said he had been considering retirement for a few years, but said he had no immediate plans to step down until the Board of […]

Neighborhood group against lifting enrollment caps

The Foggy Bottom and West End Neighborhood Advisory Neighborhood Commission unanimously passed a resolution last Wednesday, advising D.C. officials that the organization is against lifting the enrollment caps of local universities. ANC Commissioner Asher Corson – a GW alumnus and president of the Foggy Bottom Association – offered the resolution as a way to clarify […]

Colonials lose second straight

GW traveled to Richmond Saturday a shaken squad, leaving behind a devastating loss to Temple Wednesday that was the worst in program history. The Colonials were looking to regain their confidence against the Spiders, but despite a stronger effort on the court, GW was ultimately overpowered 70-62 by Richmond. Despite the loss, GW still clinched […]

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, […]