April 25, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 58

Stories from the April 25, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Surge in Chinese students pads Columbian College’s bottom line

Correction appended When Columbian College of Arts and Sciences officials penned a financial plan three years ago, they hoped to pay for more professors with a slow, steady uptick in revenue by bringing in more graduate students. Instead, they got a surge. A massive influx of Chinese students has ballooned the graduate statistics program threefold, […]

National Park Service leaders to study at GW

A new graduate program will train National Park Service leaders in the preservation of public lands starting next fall, bolstered by a $2.6 million gift from a former faculty member. The graduate certificate in environmental policy, offered by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, will take in employees of the federal agency that oversees […]

D.C. residents vote for city to control own budget

D.C. residents voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to give the District power to spend its own tax dollars without congressional approval – a victory for the city’s home-rule advocates. Eighty-three percent of residents voted in favor of the referendum for D.C. budget autonomy, which would give the city’s mayors control over 70 percent of its $9.6 billion […]

Crime Log

Attempted Sexual abuse 800 21st St. 04/20/13 – 2:15 a.m.A female student reported to the University Police Department that a hot dog vendor on campus hugged and kissed her. Metropolitan Police Department detectives responded and interviewed both parties. No arrest was made at that time. Referred to MPD Drug Law Violation Thurston Hall 04/20/13 – […]

University holds off on global program

The University put the brakes on launching what was touted as a flagship piece of its global strategy: an undergraduate program that would have taken students to three continents. Provost Steven Lerman said Wednesday that GW would hold off the program, which was set to start in fall 2014, because administrators had not planned admissions […]

Report: Interdisciplinary courses come with drawbacks

Some faculty say administrators’ push for more cross-department research is misguided and could negatively affect some fields. Professors cited reasons such as shared credit among faculty that team-teach classes and the difficulty certain disciplines have conducting interdisciplinary research, according to a report released by the Faculty Senate’s committee on educational policy this month. Some professors […]