February 11, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 40

Stories from the February 11, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Cost of attendance nears $60,000

Fixed tuition of incoming students 2013-14: $47,343 12-13: $45,735 11-12: $44,103 10-11: $42,860 09-10: $41,610 08-09: $40,392 07-08: $39,210 06-07: $37,790 05-06: $36,370 04-05: $34,000 03-04: $29,350 The University’s sticker price will jump to $58,488 for incoming students next year, the sixth straight year of 3 percent increases in cost of attendance. The Class of […]

GW sues to evict local newsstand

The newsstand in The Shops in 2000 Penn has stacked shelves with newspapers, colorful copies of foreign journals and niche music weeklies for more than two decades. But after failing to pay rent and other fees for the last three years, One Stop News is facing eviction. The University, which owns the block-long property along […]

Interview with Eric Cantor

The Hatchet interviewed House Majority Leader and alumnus Eric Cantor, R-Va., after a speech on Feb. 5 that highlighted Republican goals for the next year, including education and immigration reform. Hatchet: Why are stories like Fiona’s important in highlighting this issue? Why do you think a STEM focused immigration bill is the right approach to […]

Online public health degree draws student skepticism

After the School of Public Health and Health Services unveiled a fully online graduate program in late October, Jessica Bress and Sophia Tripoli became suspicious. The public health master’s students feared the program – propped up by a likely multimillion-dollar investment by an education technology company – would “water down” their degrees by growing the […]

House staff sees pay cut, savings go to graduate students

Newly hired house staff will take a pay cut next year as GW sets aside money for graduate student hall assistants. First-year staffers will make $3,500 next year, about 26 percent less than house staff members earned this year, with the chance to boost their paychecks each year they return to the position. The 84 […]

On brink of immigration reform, engineering students in focus

Fiona Zhou’s mother would take her on a 30-minute bike ride to an English language school in the suburbs of Shanghai when she was a child. By second grade, she was studying with eight graders at a pricey private school. After graduating from high school, Zhou crammed for the SAT and an English proficiency test […]