November 14, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 27

Stories from the November 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students seek to reduce University police presence at fundraisers

Students are fighting to lower the required University Police Department presence at events, which could save student groups at least $80 per event. Aria Varasteh, the Student Association’s vice president of student activities, said the cost of hiring an officer for an event is “inhibiting,” particularly for groups holding small fundraisers that bring in less […]

Volleyball powers into postseason play

After finishing regular season play this past weekend, falling to Rhode Island 3-1 Friday night but outlasting Fordham Saturday 3-2, the Colonials will head to Dayton, Ohio for the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament.

Federal cuts target Fulbright program

The Fulbright International Educational Exchange Program may have fewer spots to offer a growing applicant pool if its budget stays on U.S. House of Representatives’ cutting block. New cuts proposed by the House could reduce the program’s allocation by 10 percent, part of broader efforts on Capitol Hill to reign in federal spending. Congress is […]

Strategic plan to research academic, social future for GW

The group of faculty and administrators leading the year-long development of a strategic plan will gather input from the campus community to help define the institution’s trademark globally. With the existing strategic plan nearing its 10th year, Provost Steven Lerman initiated the process for writing a new plan last month. The group will spend the […]

New College of Professional Studies degree looks to boost efficiency in government leadership

The College of Professional Studies will launch a new master’s degree program this spring to train government employees to work across industries and all levels of administration. The program will prepare officials to increase efficiency through strengthened leadership across federal and local governments and private and non-profit spheres as organizations nationwide face building pressure to […]

Penalty kicks halt Colonials’ dream run

For 77 minutes Sunday, the Colonials looked as if they were going to be crowned the A-10 conference tournament champions. After leading for the majority of the match, GW ceded only its third goal in seven games with just over 12 minutes to play in the second half against defending champion Xavier. The No. 2 […]

Sports in Brief

Swimming teams split weekend meets Both the men’s and women’s squads faced Towson for a dual meet Saturday, with the men’s squad picking up its first dual meet win of the season, 141-121, and the women’s team falling to the visitors, 203-59. The men’s squad dominated the day with 21 top-three finishes, lead by junior […]

GW considers shelter options for Vern Express

As temperatures start to drop, the University is working on a way to keep students warm while they wait for the Vern Express outside Funger Hall. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said options include building an exterior bus shelter and keeping Funger Hall open later. “We’re still in the exploratory stages of this process, but working […]

Arabic program reacts to surge in interest, enrollment

The University’s Arabic program is seeking two new professors as part of an effort to increase its full-time faculty, in response to dramatic growth in student enrollment and course offerings. The number of students taking Arabic jumped from 120 in the 2003-2004 academic year to 700 in 2009-2010, while course options more than tripled from […]