February 21, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 43

Stories from the February 21, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fact-checking candidates’ claims

Each year during Student Association elections, candidates are keen to single out campus concerns, but proposed solutions fail to account for current reform already happening. The Hatchet fact-checked the platforms for candidates running for the SA presidential and executive vice presidential spots and found that some proposals are outdated, some are out-of-touch and some are […]

Timeline: Foggy Bottom

Since 1912, 100 years of growth have produced the George Washington University of today – a research institution and residential University within Foggy Bottom.

Law school receives $1 million gift for aid

The GW Law School is redoubling efforts to support student financial aid through fundraising instead of tuition dollars by courting alumni and donors, starting with a $1-million gift from a Board of Trustees member. James Humphreys, who graduated from the law school in 1979 and joined GW’s Board of Trustees in 2006, has asked that […]

UPD union approves contract with GW

Elise Apelian | Hatchet Staff Photographer A University Police officer patrols down 21st Street. The agreement approved by unionized officers, among other things, raises the hourly pay for officers to about $22.05 per hour and includes a provision for supervisors to be drafted first in emergency cases. Unionized University Police officers ratified Monday a new […]

Business school to build up in China

Junior Shilei Chen traveled 7,000 miles for an American education. The Beijing native said he transferred to GW from China Agricultural University last year to flee the “exam-oriented” culture of the country’s higher education system. He is one of 743 Chinese students at GW this year, a 30 percent increase from last year. “In China, […]

Tuition jumps for graduate programs

Tuition for all of the University’s graduate programs will increase next semester, according to data released Monday. Master’s and doctorate programs will see per credit increases between 1.6 and 10 percent – a move University President Steven Knapp said will put GW’s fees on par with market basket institutions. “We’ve discovered over time that our […]