February 16, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 42

Stories from the February 16, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Obama’s proposed budget tackles research, student aid

Federal funding during the next fiscal year for one of the University’s largest sources of research grants remains flat under a White House budget proposal released Monday. President Barack Obama’s $3.8 trillion budget proposal, focused on trimming the federal deficit and debt, keeps funding for the National Institutes of Health at about $31 billion next […]

Computer glitch accidentally double-charges museum studies students

A group of students in the Museum Studies Program was double-charged for their classes due to a computer glitch, a University spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. All of the about 130 graduate students in the program – which moved off campus to a Metro Center office building from its Foggy Bottom townhouse in January – were affected […]

Trustees tell SA leader to take fee fight to administration

The top student leader’s fight for fee transparency came to a halt last week before the University’s highest governing body. Sidestepping traditional lobbying routes for student leaders, Student Association President John Richardson put forth a proposal to the Board of Trustees’ Student Affairs Committee to itemize tuition bills by including a list and brief explanation […]

Bins collect used devices

The University installed recycling bins for electronic devices on campus this month as part of its effort to become a greener institution. Students can now use “e-cycling” bins to recycle used batteries, ink cartridges, cell phones and compact fluorescent light bulbs. The bins are located in Thurston Hall, Ivory Tower, the Marvin Center and West […]

Crime Log

Robbery Force and Violence 2/11/12 – 2 a.m. – Location: Off campus – Case closed A student reported to the University Police Department that a male subject assaulted him, took his cash and fled. No identifiable suspect Simple Assault/Liquor Law Violation 2/10/12 – 1:53 a.m. – Location: Munson Hall – Open case UPD officers responded […]

Endowment sees $50 million dip

The University’s endowment took a $50 million hit since the start of this fiscal year. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz attributed the 3.8 percent drop to “a broad decline of prices in global stock markets” during the first six months of fiscal year 2012. The endowment now stands at about $1.25 billion. About […]

Degrees to tie business, law

A joint school effort is in the works to form two master’s programs focused on the intersection of business and law in federal contracting. The GW Law School and the GW School of Business will team up to prepare students for careers linking the federal government to supplies, services or research through a new master’s […]

Colonials open play with blowout win over Bison

It took only one minute and 51 seconds for the women’s lacrosse team to get its first goal of the season. That score marked the beginning of a blowout victory over Howard. After trading goals with the Bison early in the first period, the Colonials eventually found their rhythm, exploding on a 10-0 run. GW […]

Women’s basketball overpowered by Temple in second half

Momentum was on GW’s side at halftime. A late burst of energy in the first had propelled the Colonials to a two-point lead at the break, a lead they grabbed after falling behind to the hosting Owls. In theory, GW should have returned from halftime riding that wave of energy, carrying their rally to open […]

Student Association to continue newspaper program

After a successful month-long pilot of supplying free newspapers, the Student Association voted this week to fund the program’s continuation for the rest of the semester. The organization set aside $4,500 to maintain daily delivery of The New York Times as part of its mid-year allocations bill, which passed the senate Feb. 13. Rohan Batra, […]