October 24, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 21

Stories from the October 24, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW earns perfect score on fiscal test

The Department of Education awarded the University a perfect score on a fiscal responsibility test for 2010 which helps in determining the financial standing of all for-profit and nonprofit institutions receiving Title IV federal aid.

Knapp’s contract renewed another five years

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to renew University President Steven Knapp’s contract for another five years, citing progress in the institution’s academic reputation, strategic plan and comprehensive fundraising campaign. Knapp’s tenure now extends through July 31, 2017. His first term will end in August 2012. “Our multitalented and very accomplished president really never […]

University targets international students

The University is boosting its international recruitment strategies, a diversity effort to counter tightening purse strings and anticipated stagnation of enrollment from its top feeder areas. Experts said universities target foreign students because many can pay full tuition unlike their American counterparts who increasingly demonstrate higher need for financial assistance due to the recession. “International […]

Unbeaten streak extends to five

It’s been two weeks and five games since GW allowed an opponent to walk away victorious. The Colonials capitalized upon strong individual play across the roster, sweeping both their matches against Temple and La Salle this weekend. They have now won seven of their last eight games, bringing their overall record to 17-6, 6-3 in […]

Female Board members honored for influence in D.C.

Two trustees were recognized at the Board’s meeting Friday after being named two of the most influential women in the District. The Washingtonian Magazine dubbed Northern Virginia Technology Council CEO Bobbie Greene Kilberg and Linda Rabbitt, founder and CEO of Rand Construction, the third largest female-owned construction company in the country, two of Washington’s most […]


Monday World Food Day The International Affairs Society will bring in speakers from the nonprofit Food and Water Watch and the United Nations to discuss global issues like sustainability, clean water access and food security. Marvin Center, Room 309 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Sponsors for Educational Opportunity panel The Multicultural Business Student Association is hosting […]

LGBT status acknowledged on college applications

“Would you consider yourself a member of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community?” Elmhurst College, a private four-year institution in Illinois, made national headlines after including that question on its application this fall. Amidst speculation by schools that more colleges may join Elmhurst in asking about LGBT status, GW’s top admissions administrator said last […]