April 18, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 57

Stories from the April 18, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Tom Braslavsky: Eliminate University counseling fees

The death of junior Ismail Ginwala is a loss for the University. As the details of his death begin to emerge, GW is tasked with another challenge – to better aid students who are grappling with mental illness. Nationwide only 6.7 percent of university counseling centers charge at all for personal counseling, according to the […]

Posner, Chiddy Bang rock Spring Fling

The Smith Center quickly hit its 800-person limit Saturday night, as students waited outside in the rain, some for more than a half hour, to catch singer Mike Posner and hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang’s Spring Fling performance. Strong storms and the threat of tornados moved the annual spring event indoors, canceled Program Board’s plan to […]

Dan Keylin: Fox shouldn’t be the focus

When a student dies, the University community is understandably despondent and anguished. It is disconcerting to realize that a single article by Fox News is overshadowing this tragedy with the subsequent negative reaction it has elicited. We cannot allow our emotions to cloud our perceptions. Although the article lacked tact and sensitivity, it is an […]

Law student faces immigration battle

GW Law School student Prerna Lal founded a national organization to fight the deportation of undocumented students in 2007. Now, Lal finds herself in the middle of another deportation battle – this time for herself. The 26-year-old was born in Fiji and moved to San Francisco at the age of 13. Lal’s family originally filed […]

Letter to Editor

Last week we lost a fellow student to the tragedy of suicide. As our campus tries to understand what is confusing, cope with what is devastating and overcome what seems insurmountable, we must try to look to the future. Last week’s heartbreak was not an isolated incident. Each year, 1,100 college students commit suicide, the […]

Class of 2016 to see higher charge for CI

Incoming freshmen will pay a higher fee to attend Colonial Inauguration to help offset graduation costs now that the University is expected to do away with the much-maligned graduation fee. Beginning with the Class of 2016, and pending Board of Trustees approval, freshmen will be charged $350 to attend CI, Senior Vice President of Student […]

University moves UW to the Vern

Freshmen will have to travel to the Mount Vernon Campus for their required University Writing courses after the program relocates next spring, part of a larger effort to centralize freshman activities in a single location. To accommodate the program’s size, all University Writing courses will be taught on the Mount Vernon Campus, relocating both students […]

Visit days consolidated

The University consolidated its April Visit Days program this year, holding two fewer days to increase the number of prospective freshmen on campus each visit day. The Office of Admissions opted to host three visit days this April, with 900 visitors April 11; 900 visitors April 15; and an estimated 1,000 visitors for the final […]

Athletic director named

The commissioner of the Division-I America East Conference will be publicly named the new director of athletics Wednesday morning, a source close to the department said. America East Commissioner Patrick Nero will take the helm of the evolving Department of Athletics amid a review launched by the Board of Trustees and chaired by New York […]