February 9, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 40

Stories from the February 9, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thursday Zumba Por Una Causa Join an hour-long Zumba fitness class to raise money for the Organization of Latino American Students’ Alternative Spring Break Program. Donations of $5 will benefit the student group. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom – 7 p.m. Friday State-Society Relations in Hybrid Regimes: Azerbaijan Listen to Gokhan Alper Ataser discuss social transformations […]

Students urge peers to join city politics, boards

Alumnus Asher Corson was taken aback his senior year, when he realized local activists were working on community initiatives for longer than most students even attended GW. Corson is the last GW student to serve on the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission – which advises the city government on issues concerning residents, […]

Survey shows ‘hint of success’ for CCAS requirements

Students called GW’s refocused general requirement courses in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences harder than their other courses, according a University survey to gauge the curriculum’s effectiveness that garnered few responses. Despite the low participation rate in the survey, administrators praised the emerging results of the revamped course system – dubbed GPAC for […]

Research shows fewer freshmen enrolled at first-choice school

The Class of 2015 is less likely to be attending their first-choice schools, more willing to adopt liberal social views and are focusing more on their studies, according to a January study by the Higher Education Research Institute. Linda DeAngelo, assistant director for research at the institute and co-author of the study, said students may […]

Students seek interfaith intervention

Five months after the University hosted the kickoff to President Barack Obama’s nationwide interfaith service challenge, the student championing GW’s efforts said campus participation has fallen flat. Shivam Gosai, leader of the Student Interfaith Executive Board, said not enough students are getting involved and interfaith dialogues are not happening in tandem with community service. The […]