April 11, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 55

Stories from the April 11, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: A promising first step for Student Judicial Services reform

Reforming a prominent campus institution like Student Judicial Services is a major undertaking that requires input from GW community members at all levels. That Assistant Dean of Students and head of SJS Tara Pereira is casting a wide net when seeking consultation for SJS reform is a promising step, and we believe that projected SJS […]

D.C proposes taxi licensing program

Three D.C. councilmembers are working to limit the number of taxicabs allowed to operate in D.C., pushing for drivers to purchase a license in order to work in the District. The bill, sponsored by Councilmembers Marion Barry, Harry Thomas, Jr., and Michael Brown, would establish a medallion system requiring cab companies and drivers to purchase […]

Housing waitlist cut to 350

The University cut the waitlist for fall housing to fewer than 350 students this week as upperclassmen canceled their assignments, freeing up rooms on campus. GW Housing Programs placed 720 students on the waitlist this month, but program director Seth Weinshel said almost half the waitlisted students now have housing assignments. “There are a number […]

Campus theft hits high point in March

Instances of theft on campus saw a sharp increase since January, climbing to 58 instances in March, a tally that prompted the University Police Department to increase patrols on campus. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said when his department distinguishes a discernible pattern of thefts, he boosts plainclothes operations in those areas. The 58 thefts this […]

GW admit rate less selective

The University admitted a higher percentage of incoming freshmen students this year, bucking a trend of increasing selectivity at comparable universities nationwide. Thirty-two percent of applicants were admitted into GW’s Class of 2015, about a half of a percentage point more than the Class of 2014.?The increase in the acceptance rate comes after a dramatic […]

Frustration fuels act of civil disobedience

Fear wasn’t on Ali Lozano’s mind last week as police handcuffed her and four of her friends in front of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office. The junior was arrested while protesting for marriage equality with the New York-based direct action civil disobedience group, Queer Rising who was on site to garner support for marriage […]

Doug Cohen: The 3-year degree

As acceptance letters are mailed throughout the country this month, parents may begin to wonder, “How am I going to pay for GW?” With tuition soaring and scarce financial aid resources being exacerbated by tight budgets and funding cuts, college is as expensive as ever. While schools and families will continue to look to traditional […]

GSPM drops Ph.D. requirement in search

University administrators loosened the requirements for candidates seeking the executive director position at the Graduate School of Political Management after faculty said that the original standards for the position conflicted with the school’s vision. Originally, all applicants for the position were required to possess a Ph.D. to be considered for the spot. Discontent with that […]

DVD rental kiosk coming to Foggy Bottom Metro

The Foggy Bottom Metro station will house a DVD rental kiosk starting in June, offering movies for just $1 per day. Customers will be able to pay for a DVD using a credit or debit card at one Metro location and return it to any other location with a kiosk. Customers will not be able […]

Volunteering for credit

Students in professor Phyllis Ryder’s class do more than just fulfill their University Writing requirement. They have taken up her call to service and volunteered across the District as tutors, counselors and day-care providers. In Ryder’s UW class, “Writing for Social Change,” she requires her students to volunteer with various organizations throughout the semester. During […]