February 2, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 38

Stories from the February 2, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Obama presents plan to cap tuition costs

President Barack Obama proposed new federal policies Jan. 27 that could tie federal funding to tuition increases – a move that he hopes will encourage schools to tackle the rising issue of college affordability. But a top University administrator remains doubtful about the impact Obama’s latest efforts will have on GW because of the University’s […]

Staff Editorial: More transparency for tuition costs

The Student Association is continuing its crusade against fees. Student Association President John Richardson and Executive Vice President Ted Costigan announced Monday that printing costs in Gelman Library and Eckles Library will be lowered by two cents, an accomplishment for the executives who spent eight months lobbying for change. And to take that fight further, […]

Staff Editorial: Preparing students with skill-based classes

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, colleges and universities seek to provide graduates with even more tangible skill sets to compete in their field. That is why it is encouraging to see new academic programs that will afford students real-world knowledge they can immediately use in the workforce. This fall, the GW Law School […]

Student lobbies for upgrades in Marvin Center

A student leader is eyeing the Marvin Center’s dining hub as a way to recoup student space lost in a campus reshuffle over the last year. Dylan Pyne, chair of the Marvin Center Governing Board, has been lobbying administrators to replace the decade-old furniture in Columbian Square, the building’s cafeteria, to turn it into a […]

MBA program sees Financial Times ranking dip

The School of Business’s master of business administration program was ranked No. 79 worldwide by The Financial Times Monday – more than a 20-point drop from its most recent position. The international business newspaper’s ranking – which was determined by collecting measures of 150 schools’ diversity, research clout and the progress of 2008 graduates – […]

Dancing to the beat of a Bokamoso song

Students played host to 12 musical guests this week who travelled more than 8,000 miles to share their song, dance and theatrics with the Foggy Bottom community. Twelve cultural ambassadors between 18 and 25 years old from the Bokamoso Youth Centre in Winterveldt, South Africa are staying on campus with students as part of The […]

GW Hospital to expand emergency room services

The GW Hospital began construction last week to expand its emergency department to combat the soaring number of patients over the last decade. Plans for the 3,500-square-foot expansion, which has been in the works for about a year, correspond with a 34-percent spike in emergency room patients since 2003. The hospital’s patient spike coincides with […]