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.

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, […]

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 […]