December 5, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 31

Stories from the December 5, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

UCC head resigns in light of allegations

The director of the University Counseling Center abruptly resigned Thursday after facing charges from former employees of incompetent leadership and inappropriate professional behavior. The resignation was announced in a canned statement from Dean of Students Peter Konwerski that did not address the controversies brought to light by a Nov. 17 Hatchet article. The seven counselors […]

University gives less in merit aid

The University refocused part of its financial aid pool toward students with demonstrated economic need in 2010, a change that cut into monies for academic, athletic and other performance-based scholarships. In the 2009 to 2010 academic year, the last year that data is available for, 12.8 percent of aid was merit-based – awarded to students […]

Staff Editorial: UCC’s long road to regaining trust

University Counseling Center director John Dages resigned Thursday after former employees levied complaints of “dysfunctional” leadership under his watch. But as UCC transitions to a new director, the University must work to re-establish the trust with the community that has been tarnished. Students who sought UCC help were at least indirectly impacted by Dages’ alleged […]

Rams scoring run stymies Colonials

Confidence was the key. In the press room after Sunday’s game, VCU head coach Shaka Smart said his team’s confidence was the difference-maker in its 75-60 victory over the Colonials in the BB&T Classic. His players agreed. Junior guard Darius Theus said it was his team’s confidence in his ability that lead him to net […]

Holiday Shopping Guide: Holiday Shopping in the District

Short on ideas for holiday shopping around the District? Check out The Hatchet’s guide for fresh places to find more interesting gifts. Both mainstream shopping venues and shops unique to D.C. are explored to help you decide where to shop for friends and loved ones. Metro Center Exiting the Metro stop at Metro Center, you’ll […]

Administrators fear rise of ‘study drugs’

Her hands never stop moving. She fidgeted – toying with her hair, quickly weaving it around her fingers and twisting it behind her ear. The junior treats her attention deficit disorder with Adderall, a drug that keeps her mind focused and her hands from darting for something to play with. Stimulant medications prescribed to treat […]