November 19, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 29

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

Fundraising office looks to avert impact on alumni giving

The University’s fundraising office is looking to calm alumni concerns about GW’s reputation after being booted off the U.S. News & World Report rankings last week. Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations Mike Morsberger emailed a conciliatory note to alumni Friday, two days after U.S. News unseated GW from its No.-51 spot. The office […]

Melissa Miller: Hold student senators accountable

If you’ve ever watched C-SPAN, you’ve probably noticed just how many empty seats there are in Congress. And it seems like the apathy and problems of Washington have rubbed off on our very own Student Association senators. Last week, the SA Senate reported an average of four to nine absences per meeting among its 38 […]

From farms to Foggy Bottom

Less than 85 miles from Foggy Bottom, Robert Arnold’s farm grows crops like sweet corn, cauliflower and squash for supermarket shelves and local food establishments – including J Street. About 20 percent of produce in GW’s dining halls comes from farms within a seven-hour drive of D.C., like Arnold Farms, where workers chop down corn […]

Student activity fee increase passes in campus referendum

The student activity fee increase that passed Thursday will add $90 to tuition bills once it is fully implemented in six years. The increase, which passed with 66 percent of the vote, will gradually double the Student Association’s budget over the next nine years to $1.75 million. It will only affect future students because of […]


Monday Unranking Townhall Ask University President Steven Knapp and three other top administrators your questions about GW being pulled off the U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges rankings. Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom – 6:30 p.m. The Kalb Report Watch Ted Koppel, who was a broadcaster for more than 50 years, discuss the future of […]