April 29, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 59

Stories from the April 29, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dev Sterrette: Closing remarks

Forgive me for all the line breaks; I had to fill up this 30-piece somehow. I can’t believe it’s over. Working on a two-man web team at The Hatchet was more than a challenge. Uploading a paper’s worth of content twice a week can take quite a toll on a full-time student also maintaining an […]

Law applicants negotiate for more aid

The GW Law School is negotiating financial aid with accepted students, a new tactic used in several top law schools to improve yield rate as applications free fall by about 17 percent nationwide. Competition among top law schools has grown fiercer to fill first-year classes, giving students more power to leverage for bigger aid packages. […]

Gifts from Kuwait tally $13 million

A $4 million gift from the Kuwaiti government last week brought the total amount donated by the Middle Eastern country to the University to nearly $13 million – strong support from a small country as GW looks to globalize. The Elliott School of International Affairs has forged a strong relationship with Kuwait through former Ambassador […]

Eased rules to push more graduate student research

The University is trying to increase research opportunities for graduate students by making it easier for professors to appoint them as project assistants The move comes as GW, en route to becoming an improved research university, tries to shed outdated practices. Professors will be able to appoint graduate students as research assistants more informally, removing […]

Arrest marks 29th hard drug violation

Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested a student last week for possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and intent to distribute marijuana. Violations for hard drugs – such as cocaine, ecstasy and hallucinogens – have skyrocketed by about 50 percent this year compared to the last, according to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. […]

GW may nix incomplete marks from transcripts

Faculty are contemplating a policy shift that would remove the unwanted “incomplete” mark from transcripts of students who do not complete a course. For years, students have lamented the University’s policy on incomplete courses, which applies when students withdraw from courses for any reason – including due to medical concerns. Students often have to clarify […]