September 4, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 7

Stories from the September 4, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Budget leader would push for collaboration

The University is intensifying its search for a budget chief to build a new financial plan that will encourage schools to work together, after a yearlong hunt to fill the specialized position came up empty. The provost’s office is exploring a move away from paying schools based on enrollment projections to instead create financial incentives […]

University announces task force on Penn State review

Clarification appended The University is conducting an internal review based on the damning Freeh report released in July that outlined Pennsylvania State University’s failures to prevent the sex abuse scandal that marred the school over the last year. University President Steven Knapp commissioned the Task Force to Assess Report on Penn State July 12 upon […]

Diversity-focused grants to fund cross-cultural programming

The University will begin giving out grants this fall to fund diversity-related events, hires and curricula. The grant program will be funded by the provost’s office and will mark Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Terri Harris Reed’s first major initiative since she arrived at the University last year. She said details, like how much […]

Live-in faculty to extend outreach

The University has tightened guidelines for live-in professors this year, calling on them to plan more engaging events for residents. Professors are partnering with the Center for Student Engagement – the office that oversees house staff – to collaborate with student hall leaders and expand their presence in residence halls, where both professors and house […]

GW splits weekend action during D.C. College Cup

Early in a season, losses can be as constructive and revealing as victories. After dropping a 3-0 game to George Mason Thursday afternoon, the Colonials (2-1-0) had the chance to turn their weekend around Saturday with a win against Howard. And GW netted two timely and unanswered goals en route to victory, bringing the final […]

Republican student represents GW at convention

When thousands flocked to Tampa, Fla. for the Republican National Convention last week, junior James Reed worked behind the scenes ushering delegates to their seats, handing out paperwork and collecting signs across the arena. He was one of five young Republicans selected from California’s convention page program this year, beating out nearly 100 applicants for […]


Tuesday Sustainability Open House Learn how to be green with sustainability coursework and research or environmental-focused community service projects. Marvin Center, Room 310 – 3 p.m. Freshman Feast Check out this all-you-can-eat meal just for freshmen, including comfort foods like fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and corn on the cob. J Street – 6 p.m. […]

Staff Editorial: Be transparent with campus reviews

Following the Penn State University scandal and subsequent release of the Freeh report in July, administrators created a task force to examine GW’s policies to ensure that the safety and security of students are a top priority. University President Steven Knapp addressed the community shortly after the Jerry Sandusky scandal became public last November in […]