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.

Kennedy Center to revamp terrace

The Kennedy Center is in the final stages of a plan to renovate its riverfront terrace for pedestrians and visitors, after soliciting feedback from residents last month. The Potomac River Pedestrian Access Improvement Project calls for a direct pedestrian route to be built later this year between the performing arts venue’s terrace and the Rock […]

No single issue tops candidate platforms this year

The most consistent thing about this year’s batch of platforms for Student Association president and executive vice president is the inconsistency. Last year, nearly every candidate running for SA president and executive vice president said they would make Student Judicial Services reform a priority. J Street dining and Gelman Library also topped candidates’ platforms as […]

Staff Editorial: More transparency in disciplinary process

When a student organization or large community on campus faces sanctions for breaking GW policy, the lack of information about what occurred and what purpose the punishment serves is disheartening. The disciplinary action that Pi Kappa Phi now faces may fit a crime, but we do not know what that crime was. The perpetuating trend […]

SA Guide: Caleb Raymond

Age: 20 Year: Junior Major: Sociology Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla. Embarrassing freshman year moment: Raymond could not think of an embarrassing moment. Next song University President Steven Knapp should dance to: “Like a G6” by the Far East Movement Platform: increase funding for student orgs; increase advocacy for students; increase efficiency for the University For […]

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 […]