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.

Student explores the boundaries of conflict

Israeli Defense Force soldiers stopped Aurora Echavarria at a West Bank checkpoint and ordered her to step out of her car. After soldiers searched Echavarria – who they thought did not match her identification – along with her car and friends, she was allowed to continue on her way. The experience was one of her […]

Endowment plateaus near $1.3 billion

The University’s endowment lingered at $1.3 billion at the end of the fiscal year, a plateau that one top official called “stable” in a tough economic terrain. The endowment – which funds academics, financial aid and construction projects – recovered from a $50 million hit last February, bolstered by investments in a solid D.C. real […]

Democratic delegates include students, alumni

More than 5,000 delegates will cast votes under flashbulbs and streamers at the Democratic National Convention this week, and at least four have ties to GW. Freshman Maggie Wedeman, junior Alex Yudelson and alumni Joshua Altman and Omar Woodard will each represent their home districts and cast ceremonious votes to cement President Barack Obama as […]

Thousands of square feet remain vacant

More than a year after administrators planned to relocate several campus offices, the spaces left behind remain vacant at a time when campus leaders are amplifying calls for more student space. The University began talks last fall to relocate a handful of student life offices into the Marvin Center – a project completed this summer. […]

Newspaper subscription nixed to cut costs

Correction appended The Student Association is dropping its New York Times subscription to stretch dollars for student organization allocations this fall, after a $10,000 Xerox machine put a dent in its annual budget. The organization purchased the copy machine – which typically costs between $6,000 and $20,000 – for the new student advocacy center on […]

GPS program becomes optional for freshmen

The University is downsizing its one-on-one mentorship program, allowing freshmen to opt in to it, but also adding more expectations for guides. In past years, volunteers for the Guide to Personal Success program were assigned to all incoming students, who were then responsible for setting up meetings throughout the year. This year, guides are required […]