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.

Eased rules would help online growth

State government leaders will likely move toward easing regulations for online programs, a step that would help GW continue to grow its burgeoning digital offerings. State government officials will meet in Indianapolis this week to discuss how to roll back patchwork regulations that higher education leaders say have slowed universities’ efforts to add online programs […]

Arts take in $2.5 million gift

A $2.5 million gift from a double alumnus will help fund MainStage productions, add scholarships for theater students and hand GW a $200,000 art collection, the University announced Wednesday. The planned gift from 65-year-old Marc Albert – a D.C. bankruptcy lawyer and 1973 GW Law School graduate – will help bolster the University’s theater, dance […]

Sexual assault bill defeated in SA

The Student Association Senate rejected the first piece of legislation backed by its newly elected leader Monday, which looked to step up awareness of sexual assault around campus. The majority of the group – about two dozen senators – abstained from voting on the resolution, which was put forth by Sen. Shashwat Gauntam, SoB-G, and […]

Alumna helps lead marathon investigation

A GW Law School alumna and Massachusetts’ chief federal prosecutor is working on the country’s most-watched investigation this week, as details of Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon begin to roll in. U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Carmen Ortiz will help lead the investigation into Monday’s bombings. “Rest assured, we are bringing all […]

Data helps shape next steps at GW

Six years ago, University officials flagged a glaring weakness in an accreditation self-study: The data they collected to measure academic progress often went to waste, failing to prompt any real change. Now, with a response to that report due June 1, administrators are trying to improve the University’s previously lackluster assessment practices as accreditors push […]

SA denies Greek life funding appeals

The Student Association fielded 40 percent fewer funding appeals from student organizations this year after allocating about $800,000, but maintained funding cuts for GW’s two largest Greek life groups. The appeals committee granted 32 of the 36 requests for more funding, giving out an additional total of about $30,000. The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association, […]

University pushes to fund unpaid internships

About 150 students are competing to have GW fund their unpaid internships this summer, but the University has yet to announce the number of grants available. With unpaid internships in the national spotlight, selected students will each receive a check ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 based on their financial need and the type of internship, […]


Thursday Race and the Race for the Presidency Join journalists and experts in American politics, including political strategists Donna Brazile and Jim Margolis, as they discuss the role of race in the 2012 election. Media and Public Affairs Building – 1:30 p.m. Friday 5th Annual Mix-Off Compete in the University’s annual mix-off and enjoy free […]

Men’s tennis falls short in regular season finale

The Colonials’ final regular season match was just as tense as anticipated. GW squared off against VCU, a new member of the Atlantic 10 and the highest-ranked opponent on the Colonials’ schedule. Both teams entered the match undefeated in conference play, ensuring that one squad would leave Tuesday’s match with a blemish on an otherwise-perfect […]