April 18, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 56

Stories from the April 18, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Counseling center frees up staff for walk-ins

Walk-in appointments at the University Counseling Center jumped 42 percent this spring, an increase its new director said helps students as they wait to be assigned to a counselor or in emergency situations. A total of 262 walk-in appointments were recorded this spring, compared to 76 walk-ins made in spring 2012. UCC director Silvio Weisner […]

Staff Editorial: We will mourn together

Whether you have family in Boston or friends who were at the marathon Monday afternoon, all Americans – and even members of the international community – were touched by this event.

Knapp testifies before Congress to defend liberal arts funding

University President Steven Knapp urged Congress Wednesday to increase funding for the humanities, stressing the significance of research dollars in these areas. Knapp, a former professor of English literature, testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee and defended funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities – a federal agency that is one of the nation’s […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault/Liquor Law Violation Public property on campus 4/12/13 – 4:30 p.m. Case closedThe University Police Department received a report that two male students had been in a physical confrontation with a Vern Express driver. The students claimed that the driver would not allow them on the bus, but the driver said it was because […]

Freshmen to get more Colonial Cash

The freshman mandatory dining plan will increase starting next fall for the first time in five years, after parents called the current plan insufficient. Freshmen will pay an extra $100 in Colonial Cash, amounting to a total of $3,500 for their meal plan next year, Director of Campus Support Services Nancy Haaga said Wednesday. Students […]