April 8, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 53

Stories from the April 8, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Move-out meetings to trim appeals

After charging about 900 students for untidy rooms last spring, GW Housing Programs is adding another check to the move-out process to help students avoid fines. House staff will make appointments with students to evaluate the conditions of each room before move-out this year to assess inventory and damages, Director of GW Housing Programs Seth […]

Nursing, business schools create leadership program

A new program in the GW School of Nursing this fall will teach entrepreneurship and finance skills to help students become better hospital leaders. The nursing school, the University’s newest and smallest college, is launching its first executive leadership program in conjunction with the GW School of Business to design coursework and teach classes, as […]

Staff tasked with helping student groups manage budgets

The Center for Student Engagement will mandate that advisers help student organizations to manage their budgets and better support populations like transfers and veterans. A team of six staff members will now serve exclusively as lifelines for the University’s more than 450 student organizations – compared to past years, in which staffers charged with supporting […]

Grants to target math, physics students

The math and physics departments will put more than half a million dollars into a scholarship program over the next five years in an effort to hold onto more undergraduates, who often drop out of those majors. The grants for 30 students will come from the National Science Foundation to boost low retention rates among […]

As Clinton mulls White House run, GW group rallies base

If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decides to seek the Oval Office again, a group of GW professors, alumni and students want her to have a running start. Clinton, whose ambiguous aspirations for office have fueled the Beltway rumor mill, has remained tight-lipped on whether or not she will run for president in 2016. […]

Student life examined under provost purview

The University’s top academic leader plans to launch regular reviews of major student life departments, bringing a number-crunching strategy common in academia to other offices newly under his purview. Officials will lead semester-long reviews of the more than a dozen student life offices, including Student Health Service and the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, […]

Macklemore blares first notes of spring

A crowd of thousands buzzed around all four corners of University Yard before Macklemore took the stage Sunday, already blaring the lyrics that have launched the rap phenom to the top of the charts. But when he finally walked out, donning a brass-buttoned and fringed-shouldered jacket on the spring day, anticipation boiled over. “I figured […]

Women’s lacrosse can’t complete comeback

A last-minute attempt to send the Colonials into overtime against Massachusetts failed Sunday, when GW could not find the back of the net on a free position shot with 11 seconds left. Although GW trailed the Minutewomen 10-8 with one minute left of play, the team’s intensity never wavered, head coach Tara Hannaford said. Sophomore […]

Men’s tennis tally two victories

The Colonials picked up a non-conference victory during their final home match of the season Saturday, in a final tune-up before the team hits the road for five straight games and then the Atlantic 10 championship. No. 68 GW (12-5, 3-0 A-10) prevailed 5-2 against St. John’s to finish undefeated in home matches this season. […]