June 13, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 3

Stories from the June 13, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Athletics department review gaining direction

The strategic plan for GW Athletics is taking shape – the result of a multi-month comprehensive review examining the athletics department and the varsity, intramural and club sports it oversees. Senior Vice Provost and Senior Vice President for Student Academic Support Services Robert Chernak said an extensive report on the findings of the wide-ranging assessment […]

University implements strict financial aid standards

GW will adopt stricter academic standards for financial aid to comply with new federal guidelines. Under the new criteria, students will receive one warning if they drop below the minimum 2.0 grade point average before their award is revoked. GW previously allowed students up to three warnings. “We estimate that there will be an increase […]

What should be on my GW bucket list?

Fall 2011 Grab a late-night hot dog Served by vendor, philosopher and University icon Manouch, this treat is best eaten with GW sauce. The stand outside of the 2000 Penn shopping center is open from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Meet GW’s unofficial mascot GW adopted the bronze hippo statue […]

Bozeman honest about team’s need to grow

When Mike Bozeman was hired as the head coach for the women’s basketball team in June 2008, he inherited a successful program, one that posted back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances the previous two seasons. He never anticipated just three years later he would find himself struggling to rebuild after battles with injuries, inexperience and a short […]

Fundraising bucks national trends

Annual giving increased 9 percent in 2011, with annual donations to the University topping $5.3 million as of June 6. Annual giving – all directly-solicited gifts of up to $25,000 – represents 5.7 percent of the $92 million raised by GW so far this year. Complete fundraising totals will not be calculated until after the […]

Who should I go to if…?

Going to college in a new city can be especially daunting when you have so many questions but aren’t sure who to ask. The Hatchet has compiled a guide of common freshman questions and where you can find answers. If I my laptop isn’t working? GW’s Division of Information Technology provides a wide variety of […]

Blue lights to receive upgrade

The University is preparing to replace more than half of the emergency blue light phones on campus to upgrade the 20-year-old technology to a more advanced system. Nineteen of the 39 lights scattered across the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses – designed to allow users to signal UPD during emergencies – were originally installed […]

University to approve naval science minor

Students in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program will be able to apply credits earned from ROTC classes toward a minor if the University approves the midshipmen’s academic request. Members of the program petitioned the University to create a secondary field of study – effectively a minor – in naval sciences, so students were […]

University hires firm to review security

The University is hiring an outside firm to conduct a review of campus security and risks, a top administrator said June 7. Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Darrell Darnell said Security Risk Management Consultants, Inc. will “identify the risk level GW is exposed to and develop a physical security and risk management […]

Republicans reaching out for Romney

Rising sophomore Elie Litvin entered politics when he was 9 years old. The son of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Litvin began by volunteering for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign by reaching out to Russian constituents. In middle school, he took weekend trips to New Hampshire and Maine to support George W. Bush’s […]