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.

Criteria for tenure tightened

GW is changing tenure requirements for professors, a decision the University’s top academic administrator attributed to a school-wide demand for a higher caliber of faculty. Provost Steven Lerman said each new tenure application must include five external letters of recommendation, an increase from the previous requirement of two. Beyond the letters, Lerman was unable to […]

Dining programs overhauled

The University is ditching its much-maligned mandatory dining program for sophomores, after fielding five years of student complaints about limited venue options and expensive, unhealthy food. Students with 30 to 59 credit hours will purchase an additional $500 in Colonial Cash – money that can be spent at participating restaurants across the District – instead […]

Escaping to the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Free. That is the only four-letter word with the ability to entice college students to brave the summer heat in search of an afternoon of art. And a heavy dose of free art is exactly what students can expect on Saturdays at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts […]

School of Nursing enrollment increases

Enrollment in the long-awaited School of Nursing moderately increased for the program’s second year, furthering a positive outlook for the developing school. In 2010, 138 of 343 applicants to graduate programs within the school ultimately enrolled. In 2011, 158 of 243 applicants enrolled, as the school increased the number of spots available. Undergraduate applications jumped […]

Study abroad helped senior earn fellowship

When deciding where to study abroad, Jake Miner wanted to travel somewhere wholly not American. Miner petitioned the Office of Study Abroad to study in northern Syria for the 2011 spring semester, taking courses in Arabic to expand his understanding of the world outside of the United States. “I really wanted to go to a […]

What should I do during my spare time in CI?

FIRST CI: JUNE 14 to 16 June 14: D.C. Flag Day Celebration The three stars and two bars on the D.C. flag may be a complete mystery to you, but more than a few locals sport the flag – and George Washington’s family crest – to show their D.C. love. Whether their tattoos are a […]

Neighbors ask Georgetown to house all students on campus

Georgetown University will be subjected to strict student housing requirements if recommendations from the D.C. Office of Planning and a group of neighbors, jaded by the university’s policies, are adopted. Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Committee said the university’s population growth has a negative impact on full-time Georgetown residents and is asking the city to force the […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: Step out of your comfort zone

If there’s one piece of advice I can give you for next year, it is to get outside of your comfort zone as soon as possible. Almost all freshmen share the same first feelings of anxiety when they finally get settled on campus. And sometimes that homesickness stops us from doing things that make us […]

What’s everyone saying?

Not sure what all those terms and acronyms mean? Here’s your GW glossary: 4-RIDE: A shuttle service operated by the University Police Department, 4-RIDE is designed to help students feel safe getting around campus at night. Many use 4-RIDE during inclement weather or just to travel to a party within the shuttle service’s travel radius. […]