January 30, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 37

Stories from the January 30, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student life leaders outline strategy for supporting class years

The University’s refashioned student life arm has developed broad themes to steer programming for its four class-year-focused teams over the next semester. Since the launch of the student services umbrella organization last fall, the Center for Student Engagement’s four teams spent months gauging the needs of their specific populations – freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, […]

Samuel Collins: Celebrate black history month at GW

Few black people at GW can avoid what I call those ill-fated “black moments,” whether it’s a racially insensitive remark from a peer or a missing GWorld. See, I can still remember the look of skepticism on my fellow City Hall resident’s face as I tried to explain to her I was a student who […]

Patrick Rochelle: Don’t pass up pass/fail classes

There are few things more frustrating in collegiate life than constructing your class schedule. As I sat in my room this holiday break, tweaking my schedule for spring semester and scanning a long list of open courses, I had a familiar epiphany: There are a number of economics and science classes that I would like […]

Obama loosens visa requirements

International students will face fewer barriers to studying in the United States because of a recent effort by President Barack Obama to simplify visa applications. An executive order issued Jan. 19 is designed to encourage travel and tourism in the U.S. and spark economic growth for American businesses. “Every year, tens of millions of tourists […]

Federal Reserve chairman to lecture undergraduates

The application process to gain entrance into a class featuring four guest lectures from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has yet to be determined, a University spokesperson said. Thirty students will ultimately be allowed to enroll in the GW School of Business course, which will begin March 20, University spokeswoman Jill Sankey said. “It’d be […]