March 29, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 51

Stories from the March 29, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thrusday ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Watch the critically acclaimed, gritty thriller starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara as part of Program Board’s Spring Film Series. Marvin Center Amphitheater – 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday D.C. United college night Cheer on the District’s major league soccer team as they take on FC Dallas at RFK […]

Gray submits budget proposal to D.C. Council

The D.C. Council is holding public hearings for the next month to review a budget proposal released by Mayor Vincent Gray last week. The budget for fiscal year 2013 comes in at $11.3 billion and looks to close a $171.2 million budget shortfall through extended hours for alcohol sales and stricter enforcement of traffic regulations. […]

Since slump, economics majors increase

When John Soriano took AP economics during his senior year of high school in 2008, a busted economy made for a booming curiosity. Amid the fallout of the financial crisis, the junior opted to pursue a degree in economics – a move his classmates are increasingly choosing as the department has seen a 100 percent […]

University sees admissions rate remain flat

The University’s admissions were stagnant this spring, in a year when comparable universities saw an increase in selectivity. About 33 percent of applicants were admitted during the three cycles of GW admission for the Class of 2016, a trend identical to last spring. The admissions office admitted 7,105 applicants from a pool of 21,700, the […]

Student reviews examine study abroad value

With growing strains on family and university spending, study abroad offices are under increased pressure to prove the value of their programs. Study abroad offices across the country are prioritizing surveys and anecdotal reports from participants to demonstrate the academic and social advantages of international learning and to justify its expenses. “For a long time, […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation/Liquor Law Violation/Receiving Stolen Property 3/19/12 – 6:15 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed The University Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious odor in Thurston Hall. Housing staff conducted a search of the male student’s room and found a Marvin Center folding table, marijuana residue and drug paraphernalia.Referred for disciplinary […]