January 31, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 37

Stories from the January 31, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hatchet to renovate, move into F Street townhouse

The GW Hatchet purchased a townhouse on F Street Wednesday that will be renovated into a modernized headquarters with double the space of its old office. The Hatchet has worked out of a crammed, two-story office at 2140 G St. since 1994, the year after it became editorially and financially independent from GW. It pays […]

Fields such as English, history turn toward technology

Alexander Huang’s office shelves are lined with thick volumes of Shakespeare plays. But instead of sifting through “Hamlet,” like many English professors, Huang prefers to design websites and tag videos of the play. Huang is trying to steer GW’s humanities departments toward computer screens, using 3-D mapping, videos and data visualization to get an edge. […]

Public school merger not yet a done deal

Two weeks after the city announced that two Foggy Bottom public schools would merge in an effort to save money, one of the principals told parents the plans are not yet concrete. Francis-Stevens Education Campus, which serves pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, avoided closure after it was slated as a satellite campus for the School Without […]


Thursday U.S. Public Diplomacy Learn about the evolution of American public diplomacy from Under Secretary of State Tara Sonenshine and School of Media and Public Affairs director Frank Sesno. Elliott School, Room 602 – 5 p.m. Friday Ron K. Brown and Evidence Watch Brooklyn-based Ron K. Brown dance company in a performance set to the […]

FoBoGro owner plans for on-campus diner

Get ready for pie, grease and plastic menus. A late-night diner may soon come to campus. FoBoGro owner and alumnus Kris Hart said Wednesday that he is in negotiations with owners of three Foggy Bottom buildings to build the diner. The restaurant, which Hart said he has not yet named, would have a full diner […]

Endowment bounces back with $38 million gain

The University’s endowment has jumped $38 million since last summer – good financial news after a fiscal year of stagnant investment returns. The endowment – which helps cover academic, construction and financial aid costs every year – now sits at $1.338 billion midway through the fiscal year. The University released this month its endowment numbers […]

Sexual assault policy under review

The University is considering extending the time frame during which victims of sexual assault can take action against an alleged perpetrator to one and a half years, after considering a 180-day window. Students criticized the shorter time frame when the University rewrote its sexual assault policy in September, saying victims might not be ready to […]

Rankings scrutinized as fifth college this year comes clean

Bucknell University on Friday became the fifth college in a year to admit to submitting false admissions data to U.S. News & World Report, renewing scrutiny over college rankings and how those figures are reported. The Pennsylvania college skewed its average SAT score by leaving off a few dozen students’ scores, Bucknell President John Bravman […]