January 21, 2013

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

Administrators doubt advantages of free online courses

The University is poised to join its most prestigious peers and offer free online courses available to anyone in the world, but some top administrators are skeptical – which could cause the plans to hit a wall. GW’s new online learning czar Paul Schiff Berman said in early January that he will spend his first […]

Doctors, lawyers pair up for public health school initiative

As Ellen Lawton saw the same sick children from low-income families repeatedly re-entering Boston Medical Center in the ‘90s, she knew it would take more than treatment to keep them out of the hospital for good. Medical experts can’t help in certain cases, the lawyer said, like when senior citizens are denied insurance or landlords […]

Students crank up energy use, hampering green goals

While GW’s eco-challenge has urged students to think greener, more than half of residence halls actually increased their water and energy consumption during this year’s contest. During this fall’s four-month energy-saving competition, a hallmark of University President Steven Knapp’s sustainability strategy, 19 out of 30 participating halls consumed more energy. Five of the 11 halls […]

SA to start loan program for student organizations

Campus organizations looking to bolster their fundraising can soon borrow up to $500 from the Student Association to get off the ground. Applications for the microloan program, which the SA Senate unanimously approved last week, will go online later this month – part of the finance committee’s effort to better divvy up its limited budget. […]


Wednesday Aaron Swartz: Beyond Labels Gelman Library will celebrate the life of computer programmer and activist Aaron Swartz Wednesday with stories about his life. Gelman Library, IBT Room – 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday Jewish Literature Live: Lisa Zeidner Lisa Zeidner will join Professor Faye Moskowitz’s Jewish literature class to discuss her book “Love […]

Colonials resilient in comeback victory over Georgetown

Head coach Dan Rhinehart said he implored his team to bring a “life-or-death” mentality to Saturday’s meet against Georgetown. Following the diving events, in which GW did not compete, the Colonial men and women trailed the Hoyas by 32 and 18 points, respectively, but both rallied for gritty wins. The women’s team claimed a one-point […]

Colonials grab first A-10 road win at Massachusetts

AMHERST, MASS. – As the seconds ticked down Saturday in the Mullins Center, another Colonial game was coming down to the wire. But this time, it was GW that had the narrow three-point lead on the line. The pressure of a final possession was on the other team’s shoulders, and the momentum – the sheer […]