March 7, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 48

Stories from the March 7, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW launches pilot program for degree-auditing system

Correction appended Undergraduate students in two schools within the University will be the first to use a new online degree-auditing system designed to help students track their progress toward graduation. DegreeMAP – the new online advising system – launches Monday in two pilot programs for undergraduate students in the GW School of Business and the […]

Report: Professors deserve protection when expressing personal views

Professors who express their personal political and religious views in the classroom need stronger protections, a national higher education group found. The American Association of University Professors urges institutions to protect their faculty members from attacks on their jobs based on their personal politics, especially in terms of political expression through social media. “Today, when […]

Doug Cohen: More than a numbers game

Over the past year, attempts to diversify campus have been at the forefront of the University’s goals and aspirations. Among the steps the University has taken to promote diversity have been the creation of a Council on Diversity and Inclusion and, most recently, the installation of a provost for diversity. I have no quarrel with […]

Councilmember: Allow pharmacists to prescribe birth control

A D.C. councilmember introduced a bill last month that could make it easier for women in the District to gain access to birth control. At-Large Councilmember David A. Catania’s bill hopes to eliminate barriers some women may face in obtaining birth control pills by enabling them to get contraception over-the-counter. Women in the District would […]

Vying for ‘tiger blood’

For the last decade, politics has been the fairly unwavering theme in GW’s choice for Commencement speaker. But a group of students want to go in a new direction for next year’s keynote Commencement address, and are seeking bad boy Charlie Sheen to offer his advice to the Class of 2012. The Facebook group, “Charlie […]

Staff Editorial: Be at the basketball game Tuesday

To all seniors, Tuesday night’s men’s basketball game is the biggest game of your GW careers. Students and alumni used to line up for lengthy amounts of time before Smith Center employees even opened the doors. But that was years ago. This year, that culture, and the support Colonials showed for their teams, may resurface […]

ACLU may sue over Metro bag searches

The American Civil Liberties Union is mulling legal action against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority over the authority’s bag searches. WMATA implemented the bag-check policy in December, sparking controversy among riders and the civil liberties group. After requesting meetings and writing a letter to the WMATA board, the ACLU is now’ considering judicial action. […]

Sports in Brief

Baseball losing streak at seven straight after sweep The Colonials were swept by Iona this weekend, dropping three-straight games to the Gaels at home and extending their losing streak to seven. Friday’s game saw GW (2-9) fall to a 6-0 deficit. Unable to mount a comeback, the Colonials scored only one run in the 6-1 […]

Arts, humanities face funding cuts

With budget cuts on the table for national endowments to the arts and humanities, scholars in the field are turning to alternate sources of support for college programs and research. The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities together face $22 million in budget cuts in President Barack Obama’s proposed […]