April 4, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 52

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

Staff Editorial: A fresh start in the admissions office

It’s been nearly five months since GW announced it had been inflating freshman class rank data for a decade and got kicked off U.S. News & World Report’s rankings. For these last five months, administrators have refused to answer questions about the sudden exit of the Office of Admissions’ top leader just one month after […]


Thursday Four Years Ahead Peer into the future of international affairs with the current and former Elliott School deans. 1957 E Street, Room 213 – 6 p.m. Friday From Dialogue to Action: Preventing Gun Violence Learn about gun violence prevention efforts from the leading voices in gun policy and mental health. Jack Morton Auditorium – […]

Keeping faith, defending sexuality

As a town parade meandered through rural Vermont streets, then 7-year-old Damian Legacy wandered away to a church. Years later, as a teenager, he joined his local church choir to coax his non-religious family to step foot into the parish. And after receiving his driver’s license, the first place Legacy ventured to, rife with elation […]

Admissions rate at three-year standstill

The University’s acceptance rate stood at about 33 percent for the third consecutive year. A total of 33.4 percent of candidates were offered spots in the next freshman class, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Planning Forrest Maltzman said Sunday. The admissions office has struggled to boost GW’s selectivity since the rate fell to a […]

Students mobilize to remove priest

Updated April 4, 2013, 2:11 p.m. Two gay seniors who said they felt alienated by the Newman Center’s controversial priest will launch a campaign this week to force him off campus. At least a dozen students, including seniors Damian Legacy and Blake Bergen, say they have left the Newman Center in the last several years […]