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.

SA receives tentative ‘yes’ for grad fee removal

The University made significant steps toward removing the $100 graduation fee charged to graduating seniors, after student leaders spent the year lobbying for the fee’s removal. Student Association President Jason Lifton said top administrators committed to move forward with a budget that doesn’t include the graduation fee starting for the Class of 2012, pending final […]

SA Guide: Chris Clark

Age: 21 Year: Junior Major: Finance Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y. Embarrassing freshman year moment: During big-little week I sang “Sweet Caroline” to a girl named Caroline in front of about 100 people. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “Teach me how to Dougie” by Cali Swag District Platform: expand study space; eliminate fees; […]

Kelsey Rohwer: The art of the third wheel

A third wheel, according to Urban Dictionary, is, “one who deters the socialization of a couple, perhaps when being invited out of pity or through a feeling of duty.” This is dead wrong. Much more goes into being a third wheel than pity and obligation for the odd one out. In fact, the third wheel […]

Former SA presidents: Where are they now?

Student Association presidents can dominate campus headlines during their years in office, but little is heard from them after their terms expire. The Hatchet caught up with GW’s past three student body presidents to see how they fared after leaving Marvin Center 424. Nicole Capp, 2007-2008 Former SA President Nicole Capp said her year helming […]

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 […]