April 12, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 55

Stories from the April 12, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Elected SA leaders to publicize list of goals

The Student Association’s incoming leaders will lay out a public list of goals by May to hold the organization more accountable to students. The rising executive team, Ashwin Narla and Abby Bergren, is meeting individually with the 31 members of the SA Senate-elect to identify lobbying focuses for next year. The pair will add specific […]

Columbian College dean faces scrutiny

The dean of GW’s largest school got a harsh message from her faculty last week. Professors in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences think Dean Peg Barratt lacks a clear vision for the school and fails to understand the discipline-specific issues in its 42 departments and programs, according to results from a staff survey […]

District approves new rates, fees for taxis

The District agency that manages cab regulations approved changes to their rates Wednesday that will hike the fee-per-mile by 70 cents, but which will make it cheaper to ride in groups. The D.C. Taxicab Commission increased rates from $1.50 to $2.16 per mile, but nixed fees for extra passengers in some cars, bringing unenclosed animals […]

Cash reserves outpace peer institutions

The University is keeping significantly more cash on hand than its peer institutions, a Hatchet analysis shows, securing its defenses against the still unstable economy. The University holds about $620 million in cash or cash equivalents – short-term safe investments that can be easily converted into cash to pay off regular expenses. Under direction from […]