September 1, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 6

Stories from the September 1, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Active duty students face federal aid cuts

Cuts to the Defense Department’s budget may mean less federal aid for active military students, if a bill supported by House Republicans passes through Congress. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., tacked a provision requesting a review of tuition assistance on to the House of Representatives version of the 2012 Defense Appropriation Bill, saying the financial aid […]

Nero strives for reputation of success

Patrick Nero dreams of a new future for GW Athletics – one defined by success on and off the court. This desire, Nero said, is driven by the reputation of the University as a whole, as he wants GW’s intercollegiate sports teams to reflect the strong performance of the rest of the school. “Our ultimate […]

Faculty earn less than national counterparts

Full-time professors at GW earn 7 percent less than their peers at similar private universities, data from the American Association of University Professors shows. Full professors earned $146,400, about $11,000 less than average at private doctoral universities, according to the fiscal year 2010 report. Associate professors earned $100,200, similar to national figures. Assistant professors earned […]

China leads foreign enrollment bump

The University boasts more international students this fall than any other time in GW’s history, internal admissions data shows. This year, China, the Republic of Korea and India have the largest foreign populations on campus with 568, 256 and 244 students respectively, according to the International Services Office. “We are growing generally across the board,” […]

Slice of Life: Learning from Chicken Little

Her name was Audrey. But if she hadn’t had it scrawled on every single item of luggage she brought to camp, I could have sworn she was the real life reincarnation of Chicken Little. Her lithe, three-foot frame gave the impression she was the type of kid who skips lunches at school to chase frogs […]

D.C. woman claims patient abuse

The family of a former patient of the GW Hospital is promising to picket outside the building every day until the hospital’s administration publicly acknowledges that patients could contract the herpes virus while undergoing dialysis treatment. The Williams family claims their matriarch, Mae Bruce, 73, contracted herpes while she was a patient at the hospital. […]