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.

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 […]

Finance committee frees up more than $30,000 for spring programming

The funding arm of the Student Association will boost its budget by at least $30,000 this spring by creating twice-annual “true ups” – or budget recalculations – of student activity money. For the first time, the University will reassess the student activity budget at the start of each semester to more accurately reflect student payments […]

Sports in Brief

Number Crunch: 1 The point difference between GW and Charlotte in the women’s basketball team’s 61-60 loss Jan. 14.

With architecture firm, Gelman renovations move forward

University officials selected an architecture firm last week to solidify designs for the three-year renovation of the entrance floor of Gelman Library.   After sending out a request for proposals last fall to several firms, GW chose Cox Graae + Spack Architects because of the firm’s “experience with similar projects, experience in this building and […]

Trustee sets high bar for Senior Class Gift

The senior class has been issued a $50,000 challenge. If at least half of the class donates to the Senior Class Gift Campaign, Vice Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees Nelson Carbonell will donate to the Power & Promise scholarship fund, the University will announce Tuesday. “A scholarship made my GW education possible, so […]

University, UPD officers struggle to reach a deal

Members of the University police force plan to picket if GW does not reach a contract renewal agreement with their union, following strained negotiations that are on the verge of falling flat, according to union leaders.  The contract between GW and the International Union, Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America expired Dec. 31 and six […]

Medical school joins first lady’s military healthcare initiative

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences joined more than 130 medical schools nationwide in an effort championed by first lady Michelle Obama to help treat service members and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. The schools, in ties with the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Association of Colleges […]