January 24, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 35

Stories from the January 24, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Education researchers take on reform

A group of researchers from GW’s graduate education school will soon know if sweeping reforms taking place across the District’s public school system are working. This spring, the team will investigate teacher and classroom quality in a school district that typically ranks among the nation’s worst. Researchers will seek answers to questions regarding student access […]

GW nixes fall abroad housing requirement

GW’s fall abroad community will no longer require participants to be housed together, hoping to drum up participation as it braces for a campus housing crunch next year. The Focus on Fall Abroad Community, which offers tuition breaks, priority registration and Amsterdam Hall quads for students who travel to GW programs during the study abroad […]

Professional school is engine of growth

The College of Professional Studies will crank out a new patent practice degree next fall, the latest addition to its growing offerings that serve as a cash cow for the University. The graduate school for mid-career adults – which accepted 89 percent of applicants last year – has created about 18 programs in a decade, […]

Calendar

Thursday Libyan Prospects Join senior representatives from the Library of Congress and the Rafiq Hariri Center in a discussion of the institutional and security challenges lying in the path of a cohesive Libyan state. 1957 E Street, Room 602 – 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Friday Iranian Censorship Watch an exclusive screening of award-winning journalist Tara […]

Campus robberies double over last year

The number of robberies reported to the University Police Department nearly doubled over the last calendar year, as reports of stolen electronic devices increased across the District. But at the same time, reported burglaries – which involve breaking and entering – dropped by more than half, UPD Chief Kevin Hay said. The University has cracked […]

Celebrations abound in GW’s backyard

The trek began as early as 2 a.m. for thousands of students staking out spots on the National Mall to mark President Barack Obama’s second and last inauguration. And the festivities continued late into the night as students stripped their American flag scarves and slipped into tuxedos and ball gowns for the University’s sixth inaugural […]