January 21, 2013

Stories from the January 21, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Four years are what you make them

Inauguration is a rite of passage of sorts at GW. With four years of college and four years of the presidency serving as an easy heuristic, virtually every undergraduate can experience the rush of inauguration at some point. Tourists pour into the city from all over the world to see the president sworn in. Security […]

University restricts eligibility for affinity housing

Two years after GW offered affinity housing as a way for students to live together based on a common interest, the housing office is looking to make the popular program more exclusive. Only registered student organizations or athletic groups can apply for the program this spring, GW Housing Programs director Seth Weinshel said. The University […]

What’s The Deal With…The Sculpture Behind Post Hall?

Behind Post Hall is a pile of rusty, reddish brown scrap metal. But the flat, angular metal pieces of abstract art represent the mountains and majestic landscape of its namesake, a rural Vermont town called Pownal. The piece, created by an artist named Isaac Witkin in 1975, was donated to the University anonymously in 2008. […]

D.C. congresswoman takes another shot at statehood bill

D.C.’s lone representative is mounting another campaign for statehood, one that has vast support from constituents but is likely doomed to die in Congress. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., who submits a statehood bill every other year, has yet to see one of her attempts gain much traction. To become a law, her proposal would […]

SMPA expects first professional program to pad finances

The School of Media and Public Affairs will aim to build its brand and pump in revenue by launching programs to help professionals catch up in the digital age. The school’s first jump into executive education, a major money-maker typically offered by business schools, will try to tap into D.C.’s wide market of professionals working […]