September 22, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 12

Stories from the September 22, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Drop in high school grad rate may hurt GW

Fewer students are expected to graduate from high schools in top feeder states over the next decade, potentially stemming the number of applications the University receives. New York, which drew the highest volume of undergraduate applicants last year, is projected to see about 8 percent fewer public high school graduates in the next five years. […]

National Book Festival opens Saturday

More than 100 authors, poets and illustrators will gather on the National Mall for the National Book Festival this weekend. The free annual event, sponsored by the Library of Congress and first-organized by former First Lady Laura Bush, will span two days for the first time this year. “The National Book Festival exists because reading […]

Mary Cheh launches bill capping Gray appointees

D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh introduced a bill Tuesday to cap the number of political appointees Mayor Vincent Gray can make. Cheh, a professor at the GW Law School, said the bill – which calls for a 100-appointee limit – would serve as a check against nepotism, cronyism, excessive salaries and other personnel issues Gray’s office […]

University mulls retirement options

The University is considering redesigning faculty retirement options, looking to create room for new members as economic conditions hamper growth. With faculty turnover restricted by nationwide budget cuts, universities are struggling to afford additional faculty while older faculty remain in their positions longer. In the newly created role of vice provost for faculty affairs, Dianne […]

New eateries join GWorld dining program

Eleven venues joined the GWorld program this fall, including Sweetgreen’s location in The Avenue that began accepting the payment option Sept. 20. Manager of Upper Crust Pizza, Shawn Shenefield said student requests prompted the restaurant’s acceptance of GWorld. The pizzeria, located at 1727 Pennsylvania Ave., opened in April and students can use their GWorld for […]

Student Association approves free condom legislation

The Student Association unanimously approved a resolution Monday calling for the University to install and maintain free condom dispensers on campus. Associate Dean of Students Tim Miller said members of Allied in Pride brought up the issue at the Sept. 14 SA town hall, but the group has yet to provide details of the program […]

University waits hours to notify community of gun threat

The University Police Department received a report Tuesday that a man threatened to bring a gun to campus and attack individuals, but the University failed to notify the community for hours. A suspect said he “was coming to George Washington Medical Center with an AK-47 to kill some doctors and patients,” according to police records. […]

Ault pushing Colonials volleyball to succeed

Head coach Amanda Ault is not afraid of the past. Not of GW’s most recent past record of play, after her team led off the season with 10 victories but then went 0-3 on its recent trip to the San Diego Invitational. And not of GW’s past season, which ended on a eight-game losing streak […]