September 29, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 14

Stories from the September 29, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Graduate aid faces federal cuts

Graduate students should expect to pay more for loans next academic year after the federal government cut some financial aid programs. The government will no longer subsidize interest payments on Direct Stafford Loans, which allow graduate students to borrow up to $20,500 per academic year, because of national funding cuts established in August by the […]

Five hundred women go Greek

A record 512 women joined GW’s 10 Panhellenic sororities Tuesday afternoon, marking another year of sustained growth for Greek life on campus. As neon-clad sisters chanted each chapter’s unique cheer, the girls that made it to the final round of recruitment after receiving bids – formal invitations to join a sorority – swarmed University Yard […]

Crime Log

Unlawful Entry 9/20/11 – 7:08 p.m. Location: Academic Center Case closed University Police Department officers found a subject who was previously barred from campus in a computer lab. Subject arrested 9/22/11 – 10:06 p.m. Location: Ivory Tower Open case A student reported to UPD that an unknown male adult entered his room. The subject left […]

Cell service upgrade delayed another year

Metro riders will have to wait another year for enhanced cell phone service across the transit system. Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint missed their self-imposed fall 2010 deadline for installing underground infrastructure to boost coverage in Metro stations. Congress called for the companies to complete the project by October 2012, a deadline the companies […]

University offsets dip in work study funds

The University will finance a larger portion of students’ Federal Work Study salaries this year after GW’s federal allotment was cut. The federal allocation for the program dropped $400,000 when the government spread the same amount of funding over a broader span of schools. Individual departments compensated for the 15-percent loss with their own funds […]

Community fears Safeway shutdown

More than 1,200 local residents are petitioning to keep the Safeway at the Watergate complex open, triggered by rumors that the supermarket might board up following the Whole Foods Market’s opening at The Avenue. Marija Hughes said she began collecting signatures in June to urge the supermarket’s corporate arm to renew the store’s lease this […]