February 6, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 39

Stories from the February 6, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the editor

Take time to understand the new housing fee Last fall, the Residence Hall Association carefully considered whether or not to support the then-proposed housing cancellation fee, which has attracted much attention since its announcement in The Hatchet (“Housing to levy $350 fee for cancelled housing,” Jan. 23, p. 4). The policy, aimed at reducing a […]

Study: Streetcars to add jobs, cut rider costs

The city’s planned streetcar system may cut residents’ transportation costs and draw in thousands of new jobs over the next decade, a study released Jan. 26 by the D.C. Office of Planning found. The review sought to “ensure that the city and its residents gain the greatest possible benefits from the new system, and that […]

Doug Cohen: The cost of student fees

It’s hard to avoid the chatter about student fees these days. Between daily complaints from students about paying out-of-pocket costs, to the Student Association’s effort to bring the issue to the Board of Trustees, the issue is gaining prominence on campus. Some, like SA Executive Vice President Ted Costigan, believe that certain fees amount to […]

Officers in UPD union to vote on contract agreement with University

Unionized University Police officers will finish voting Monday evening to determine if members approve of a proposed contract with GW or if the roughly 85-member force will picket for the first time in its history. The University’s contract with the International Union, Security, Police, Fire Professionals of America expired Dec. 31, and renewal negotiations over […]

GW sees stable application levels

The University’s overall applications for the Class of 2016 increased only slightly this year, preliminary data released Friday showed. GW reported 21,600 total applications, compared to last year’s final count of 21,497, continuing a trend of plateauing that began in 2009 and has reverberated this year at some colleges nationwide. In a year when market […]

Student Association seeks new financial policies for graduate students

The Student Association’s finance committee is tackling concerns from graduate student groups who claim they were shortchanged by a new policy implemented this fall. Student Association Finance Committee chair John Bennett, U-At Large, is working to mitigate a rule change that combined funding pools for graduate and undergraduate activities, forcing graduate students to compete more […]