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.

Popularity of research awards grows for students

Applications increased this semester for GW’s two main internal undergraduate fellowships, a trend an administrator credited to the University’s broad push for research. Paul Hoyt-O’Connor, director of the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research, attributed the heightened interest in the George Gamow and the Luther Rice fellowships to the greater visibility of undergraduate research on […]

GW considers buying new ambulance

The University is contemplating purchasing a second ambulance for its student-run emergency volunteer crew to man the Mount Vernon Campus. Darrell Darnell, the senior associate vice president for safety and security, said the Vern “would benefit from additional emergency services” slated to start this fall, results which were based on a review of emergency services […]

Changes shelved for military assistance

The Department of Defense will delay changes to its military tuition assistance program – originally set to take effect Friday – after national educational organizations last year decried the strings attached to the federal funding. The department announced March 26 that it is reconsidering its controversial proposal for participating universities who seek federally funded financial […]

Colonials look to spark performance with renovated home stadium

The concept of home field advantage always meant something different for the Colonials. At Field No. 6 in Arlington, Va.’s Barcroft Park, GW’s home since 1993, the disadvantages of the field almost overshadowed the benefits of playing at home. With the facility’s problems ranging from poor drainage and undersized dugouts to unusual dimensions and an […]

Crunch for class space causes campus shuffle

Professors who teach on the Foggy Bottom Campus are being asked to schedule their classes during less popular time slots next semester because fewer classrooms will be available. Due to construction and maintenance of academic buildings on Foggy Bottom, professors will make use of 13 fewer classrooms in the fall than they have this semester, […]