January 17, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 34

Stories from the January 17, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University may cut down free HIV testing program

Student Health Service may scale back its free HIV testing clinics next year if it doesn’t see an increase in visitors, Student Association president Ashwin Narla said. The free weekly clinic opened in November, after SA leaders lobbied to nix a $25 appointment fee they said deterred students from getting tested. About 120 students took […]

Staff Editorial: Democratizing education at GW

It’s easy to grow cynical as institutions of higher education become more business-like, driven by what is best for their wallets rather than their students. But the University’s move toward offering open online courses for anyone to take, regardless of enrollment status, demonstrates a commitment to shaping an educated and informed global citizenry. Massive open […]


Thursday America & Poverty Watch Princeton University professor Cornel West and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tape a televised discussion on the future of poverty in America. Lisner Auditorium – 6:30 p.m. Friday Supreme Court Justice Listen to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor chronicle her climb from the Bronx to the nation’s highest court. Lisner Auditorium […]

Gallery 102 depicts Sandy’s devastation

Hurricane Sandy left destruction and devastation in its wake, but student artists have harnessed the storm’s after-effects and channelled them into works of art. Gallery 102, the art department’s student-run exhibition space, located in Smith Hall, will host an art show featuring student works commemorating the resilience and perseverance that stemmed from the October storm. […]

City shuts down Ivory elevators

Correction appended The city has forced two of Ivory Tower’s four elevators to close until they are brought up to code and reinspected, after the University illegally installed new parts without a permit. GW was hit with a $2,000 fine and two violations from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs over winter break, including […]

GW pays $700,000 for ball, ad buys

Correction appended The University will spend almost $700,000 to throw an inaugural ball, dress up Union Station with GW billboards for D.C. visitors and advertise during a television broadcast of the parade. The expenditures total about $10,000 less than GW shelled out on the extravagant ball and much-hyped float in 2009, though Vice President for […]

Columbian sees boom in math, science majors

Correction appended The number of undergraduate science and math majors in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences shot up 25 percent in the last four years, according to newly released data. The surge shows that students are buying into the University’s rapid build-up in technical fields, as it invests $275 million in the Science […]