March 4, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 46

Stories from the March 4, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Officers arrest burglars

University Police Department officers arrested two women near Ivory Tower Friday for allegedly entering several unlocked rooms in a nearby hall. Police did not catch the third suspect – last seen leaving Fulbright Hall – who officers believe stole a MacBook Pro, according to a Safety and Security Alert. The three suspects entered Fulbright by […]

University to offer grants for unpaid interns

Not getting a paycheck for your internship next semester? GW wants to help. The University will dole out grants ranging between $1,000 and $3,000 to a handful of students starting next month to open opportunities to take on unpaid positions. Assistant Provost for University Career Services Rachel Brown said she did not yet know how […]

Bill targets sexual assault on campuses

Congress set higher standards for university crime reporting and sexual assault prevention when it approved the Violence Against Women Act Thursday, after months of partisan squabbling. Under the newly reauthorized act, universities will be required to include instances of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in their annual security reports. The changes will go into […]

Gifts to engineering school fuel growth

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has doubled its endowment to $19.2 million over the last four years, helping to pay for a flood of new faculty, scholarships and a pricey new building. As the University hypes up a new era for the engineering program, big goals and big investments seem to be paying […]

Metro Monopoly: The heart of the city

If you haven’t interned on the Hill or visited the Capitol Building, take a tour and see Congress in action – or inaction, as some joke. Hop on the Blue or Orange lines to the Capitol South Metro station and take in the skyline. Capitol tours are easy to arrange: Simply contact your state representative […]

Fraternities to don drag to show LGBT support

Fraternity brothers will trade in their letters Wednesday night for dresses, copious amounts of makeup and maybe even wigs to promote acceptance for LGBT students. Leaders of the drag show, organized by GW’s largest LGBT organization and 20 Greek chapters, said they hope the event will promote inclusivity and ward off stereotypes that students can’t […]

‘Seeing red’ one click at a time

As students scramble to find summer internships, Shoshana Weissmann is entering hundreds of jobs and internships into a web bank for young Republicans. Weissmann, a sophomore, is the co-founder of Network Red, a database that helps D.C. Republicans find jobs and internships working on campaigns or for Congress, news organizations, conservative think tanks or interest […]

Climbing faculty donations key to future fundraising

Faculty and staff donations hit $22 million last year, in line with a rapidly rising giving rate over the past five years. The money came from 1,337 professors and staffers in 2012 – a 38 percent rise from five years ago – with most coming as gifts of $1,000 or less. Some larger gifts were […]