March 7, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 47

Stories from the March 7, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Few faculty aware of CARE Network

About a year after the University launched a program for faculty and staff to identify struggling students, dozens of professors surveyed by The Hatchet said they had little or no knowledge of the CARE Network. More than 81 percent of the 80 professors surveyed from departments across every college said they had not heard of […]

CCAS dean candidates disclosed

Correction appended Two candidates vying to take on the deanship of the University’s largest college stressed their roots in the humanities during closed-door meetings over the past week. Ben Vinson, a vice dean at Johns Hopkins University, and Suzanne Austin, a vice provost at University of Alabama at Birmingham, are two of the final six […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 02/25/13 – 4:46 p.m. Munson Hall Case closedUniversity Police Department officers and house staff responded to a report of a suspicious odor. The subsequent administrative search yielded baked goods containing marijuana that were labeled for sale.Subjects arrested Panhandling 02/26/13 – 11:10 p.m. Mitchell Hall (7-Eleven) Case closedA homeless person was yelling obscenities […]

With economics majors in demand, class sizes swell

The number of economics majors has doubled in five years, ballooning class sizes up to 48 percent for some mid-level courses. The economics department has been one of the fastest growing departments in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences since 2007, more than doubling the number of majors to 440, according to data provided […]

University spends little on lobbying, even amid budget cuts

As an ax hits the federal budget, the University is joining a herd of universities to pressure the government for research funds and student aid. GW relies on relationship-building with federal staffers rather than direct lobbying, an approach seen across higher education to cut lobbying expenditures – even in the face of the automatic budget […]

GW to tweak faculty-student harassment policy

Students who report harassment by faculty or staff will no longer have to reveal their names to file a formal complaint, a University official said this week. Tara Pereira, an administrator who has helped recraft the University’s policy on sexual assault over the last year, said when the final version is approved by this summer, […]

GW to help market part-time job experience

The University-wide career center will expand programming next month to teach students how to market themselves to employers, part of a larger effort to push students to think about job prospects early. This year’s National Student Employment Week, from April 8 to 12, will feature several workshops to help students reflect on experiences from their […]


Thursdays World Economy Delve into the state of the global economy with Olivier Blanchard, chief economist at the IMF. 1957 E Street, Room 213 – 6:30 p.m. Friday ‘Caroline, Or Change’ Join GW faculty for the second in a series of workshops exploring Tony Kushner plays. Rome Hall, Room 771 – Noon Monday Trivia Night […]