December 8, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 32

Stories from the December 8, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Think tank urges federal agencies to place value on student input

A District think tank is pressuring federal officials to incorporate student perspectives in the formation of higher education policies. A study by the Center for American Progress, released last month, advocated for greater student participation because “rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students.” The report noted that the Occupy Wall Street […]

Crime Log

Theft/Credit Card Fraud 11/28/11 – 10:30 to 11 a.m. Location: Gelman Library Case closed A student reported that his wallet was stolen because he noticed fraudulent charges on his credit card. Referred to Metropolitan Police Department Theft 11/28/11 – 5:39 to 10:45 p.m. Location: Gelman Library Starbucks Case closed A student reported to the University […]

Facilities services cutback due to budget constraints

The office of facilities is stretching its dollars further this year, rolling back on services due to budget pressures within the division, a senior administrator said. Facilities services set aside its annual painting projects and didn’t complete room cleanings, Senior Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak said, because funding was funneled […]

New strategy guides GW’s community liaison

With a semester under her belt, GW’s top government and community relations official has demonstrated a hands-off approach to neighborhood issues – a stark contrast from her predecessor who, for years, served as the University’s face to the community. Renee McPhatter stepped into the role of assistant vice president for government and community relations this […]

Federal rules change allows for race-aware admission

New federal guidelines released Dec. 2 broaden universities’ legal freedom to consider race in recruitment and enrollment – an admissions practice already adopted at GW. The document outlines lawful ways universities can boost student diversity, such as race-conscious admissions; targeted recruitment in specific districts and regions; and partnerships with programs or schools comprised of certain […]

Fighting for the team

Squash is a sport predicated on technique and precision – but that’s not what the leader of GW’s program is known for. Senior Adam Pistel, the Colonials’ captain, brings grit and hustle to the court. His teammates look at him as a source of inspiration based on his effort, rather than a source of instruction […]

New diversity council leader brings faculty experience

The University appointed last week one of GW’s highest-ranked faculty as its newest leader for the diversity council. Vanessa Northington Gamble will lead the committee as it doubles its membership and divides into eight subcommittees starting in January, moving to implement specific targets related to diversity set by the University’s president, provost and vice provost […]

Generic Theatre Company presents Edward Albee’s bizarre romantic tale

Falling in love with a goat, in one architect’s experience, can stir some murky relationships. For its final production of the semester, the Generic Theatre Company debuts the dark and complicated love story, “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” The bestiality-based saga centers around Martin, an aging but successful architect who falls in love with […]