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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]