April 19, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 57

Stories from the April 19, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University could experience tuition slowdown

The University could experience a slowed growth in tuition revenue, a shift that contributed to its decision last month to double its cash reserves. As enrollment inches closer to the city-imposed population cap, the student body’s growth rate is stabilizing, stifling long-term growth in tuition revenue. The anticipated slowdown led partially to the University taking […]

Students arrested in protest for statehood

Correction appended Six students sat silently in the middle of the street holding hands Wednesday when U.S. Capitol Police officers put them in handcuffs. Demonstrating with about 20 others to kick off the DC Statehood Student Association’s last colony campaign, students marched from Kogan Plaza to the Capitol to protest the District’s lack of full […]

District residents voice concern over proposed extended bar hours

Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposal to extend hours for alcohol sales at bars is facing resistance from local residents and D.C. Council members who say the policy would heighten noise and safety risks. To help mitigate a $171.2 million shortfall, the fiscal year 2013 budget would allow bars and nightclubs across D.C. to remain open and […]

Foundation funds shift to third-party lobbyists

Large foundations that donate to colleges have, in the past five years, shifted their focus toward lobbying for national education policies instead of giving directly to universities. National trends show foundation officials are allocating more funds toward third-party nonprofit organizations, such as College Board and Complete College America that lobby and conduct research on behalf […]

Fellowship to support black cultural history

Gayle Wald wants to ensure an understudied emblem of the black power music era is not forgotten. The English department chair will chronicle the cultural history of the 1960s public television show “SOUL!,” after earning a coveted Guggenheim Fellowship Award in folklore and popular culture April 13. “There’s something to be said about preservation. If […]

Crime Log

Credit Card Fraud 4/11/12 – Multiple Location: Multiple Case closed A female student reported several fraudulent food charges made to her GWorld Card. University Police Department investigators determined that two female students had made the charges. The perpetrators were acquaintances of the victim.Referred to disciplinary action Unauthorized Use Of A Motor Vehicle 4/14/12 – Unknown […]