April 15, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 55

Stories from the April 15, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW sees slow climb in professor gender, racial diversity

Faculty diversity has inched up slowly in recent years, according to data presented Friday, with administrators counting on a “pipeline” of minority and female professors as the University jumpstarts hiring. GW’s breakdown of female, black, Hispanic and Asian professors is about in line with national numbers, and stayed flat or increased by 1 percentage points […]


Monday Culture and Politics Join academics from GW and abroad for a roundtable discussion examining contemporary French politics and culture. Gelman Library – 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Melanne Verveer Hear the former U.S. ambassador-at-large for women’s issues discuss the legacy and impact of Hillary Clinton’s focus on gender issues during her State Department tenure. Marvin Center, […]

GW cites free speech amid priest controversy

The provost defended the freedom of speech Friday for the Catholic priest on campus, two weeks after a pair of seniors filed a discrimination complaint against him and launched a campaign to force him off campus for comments and actions they called anti-gay.

Prestigious graduate fellowship sees funding cut

GW will strip about $150,000 in funding from a prestigious graduate fellowship program next fall, cutting salaries and housing benefits, and leaving departments to sponsor their own fellows. The Presidential Administrative Fellow program, which picks a handful of students to work in University offices while earning master’s degrees tuition-free, has previously been funded by the […]

FIXit commits to speeding up responses

The University’s FIXit system will begin giving students status reports of their facilities requests and release a mobile-friendly website this fall in response to student complaints that the maintenance service falls short on communication. Senior Associate Vice President for Operations Alicia Knight said the repair service is rolling out upgrades to help students keep tabs […]