February 21, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 43

Stories from the February 21, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW to help students adapt after going abroad

As GW gears up for a massive cash influx for its study abroad programs, officials are planning to bulk up programs to help students jump back into student organizations and social circles. The Office of Study Abroad and Center for Student Engagement are looking to expand back-from-abroad support like the Focus on Fall Abroad Community […]

Crime Log

Indecent Exposure Duques Hall 02/11/13 – 12:15 p.m.A female student reported seeing a man who she believed to be homeless touching himself in a study area. He fled the scene before University Police Department officers arrived.Open case Simple Assault Virginia Science and Technology Campus 02/11/13 – 11 to 11:50 p.m. Case closedA security officer assigned […]

More international students seek SA posts

Freshman Fatma Mataguri said she has always aspired to give back to her country, but while living in Libya, where women rarely assume leadership roles, she never thought about serving in government. The business school student is now one of five international students – the most in recent history – contending for a seat on […]

Delayed grade postings come under fire from students

GW Law School students are pushing back against professors who post class grades after the official deadline, potentially hurting aspiring lawyers’ job or internship hunts. The Student Bar Association senate passed a resolution last week calling for a transparent grade-posting deadline, consequences for professors who post grades late and improved communications from the school’s records […]

Candidate kicked off SA presidential ballot

GW’s election board kicked a second-time candidate for Student Association president off the ballot Tuesday and is also considering removing a senior who plans to graduate this summer. Kwasi Agyeman – who claimed to be a master’s student though he has not been accepted into a program and also has yet to finish his undergraduate […]

Applications plateau for third straight year

The number of applications submitted to GW flatlined for the third year in a row, while some peer institutions recorded double-digit growth in applicant pools. GW saw a record 21,946 applicants express interest in joining the Class of 2017 – but applications have increased just 2 percent since 2010. Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs […]

GW plans cancer research institute

GW is planning a major cancer research center, likely to capture space in the Science and Engineering Hall, to win tens of millions of dollars of federal grants over the next decade. The cancer initiative, expected to be formally announced in April, will trigger a yearlong search for a high-profile leader to attract more researchers […]