January 17, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 33

Stories from the January 17, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student Association executive, senate clash

The Student Association’s leader is accusing the body’s senate representatives of inaction in a rare outburst of internal strife. SA President John Richardson is calling out members of the SA Senate for a semester of fruitless advocacy efforts. “I’m frustrated because I work so damn hard, and the people on my team work really hard, […]

Administrators keep University Counseling Center review findings under wraps

Senior administrators are shying away from disclosing the details of a month-long review of the University Counseling Center that ended last week. The assessment began in mid-December, two weeks after the center’s director John Dages resigned amid complaints of mismanagement from former counselors. The task of carrying out the evaluation was split among three committees […]

Student Association election watchdogs shift focus

The leader of the regulatory body traditionally charged with scrutinizing Student Association elections is pledging to move away from doggedly seeking out rule violations to instead boost campus participation in the vote. Senior Phil Gardner, chair of the Joint Elections Committee, said the group’s top goal is to attract more voters to the February election, […]

Graduate School of Political Management hires former congressman as leader

The Graduate School of Political Management has selected a former three-term congressman as its next leader, ending an 18-month search marked with debate. Mark Kennedy, a politician, businessman and academic, will take the helm of the program for applied politics Jan. 23 in the culmination of a drawn-out hunt that shook up the leadership surrounding […]

Administrator: University receives high marks in safety review

The outside firm tasked with reviewing campus security and safety risks gave GW an overall positive review, but highlighted community outreach as an area for improvement, a top administrator said Thursday. The University hired Security Risk Management Consultants, Inc. to pinpoint holes in its campus safety system through a six-month study completed in December. The […]

As online high schools grow, GW looks to lead the pack

The University’s online high school is continuing to develop methods to ensure its academic success, its top administrator said Friday, after education researchers found lagging student progress generally at online schools in a report this month.   While enrollment in online schools has nearly doubled over the last year, only 27 percent of students at […]

GW takes second place in District sustainability challenge

Howard University bested GW in November’s multi-college competition to save energy, the contest’s organizers said Jan. 12. American University, Howard and GW participated in the month-long campus sustainability challenge to reduce electricity use in residence halls, hosted by the green lobbying group Alliance to Save Energy. GW placed second in the competition, which lowered it […]