March 1, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 46

Stories from the March 1, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Universities reach out to males for study abroad

Colleges across the country are seeking new ways to even out the female-heavy makeup of study abroad programs by targeting advertising to males. Nearly two-thirds of students studying abroad were female in 2010, the last year for which data is available, the Chronicle for Higher Education reported – signaling many universities’ struggle to tailor their […]

University Counseling Center review focuses on increased visibility

A committee charged with evaluating the University Counseling Center’s services issued more than a dozen recommendations this week to improve the center over the next five years. The recommendations call for increasing awareness and access to the center, assessing visitor and staff feedback and coordinating with campus-wide mental health services to better support students. “We […]

Knapp pledges to promote sustainability

University President Steven Knapp signed a city-wide sustainability pledge Wednesday put forth by the mayor to step up colleges’ commitments to green living over the next two years. Knapp joined presidents from nine area schools, including Georgetown, Catholic and Howard Universities, in supporting the nation’s first sustainability agreement between a city government and higher education […]

Crime Log

Theft 2/23/12 – Time unknown Location: JBKO Hall Case closedA student reported to the University Police Department that he left his iPad unattended, and several days later he noticed it missing.No suspects or witnesses 2/23/12 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Location: Madison Hall Case closedTwo students reported to UPD that they returned to their […]

Police presence to shrink at student fundraisers

A deal between the University and its police department will help student organizations save money when hosting fundraisers in Kogan Plaza and the Marvin Center. Starting Thursday, a new policy will allow student organizations to host fundraisers without hiring University Police officers, as long as each transaction costs less than than $10. Under the existing […]

Freshman class sees decrease in financial aid

A smaller percentage of the freshman class received financial aid this year, despite demonstrating higher need than other incoming cohorts over the past six years, internal data show. Six percent fewer freshmen got any need – or merit-based financial aid – this year, reversing a trend of more incoming students receiving aid that has persisted […]

Center for Student Engagement to restructure residence hall staff

The Center for Student Engagement will reorganize its residence hall support system for the fall, charging graduate students with the daily duties of overseeing house staff. House staff will directly report to graduate students in assistant community director positions. The graduate students will continue to be part-time CSE employees, picking up responsibilities like handling crises, […]

Home game comeback falls short on Senior Night

The ending of Tony Taylor’s Senior Night was shaping up to be the stuff of sports legends. Over the final two minutes, the senior guard dished out two assists that set up junior guard Lasan Kromah and junior forward David Pellom for back-to-back baskets. Then, he hit a jumper of his own that brought GW […]

Campaign will promote civility to reduce student behavioral conflicts

The University will launch a long-term campaign this spring to reduce the number of behavioral conflicts on campus and encourage civility. The multi-year effort, dubbed “Living in the Green,” strives to educate students about politeness, online harassment and responsible drinking, with a focus on heading off violations of the Code of Student Conduct before they […]