Events at GW this week.
December 5, 2013
Volume 110, Issue 20
Stories from the December 5, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
The University’s plan charges students about $227 a month – about 41 percent more than average plans in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
The third-year athletic director has brought with him a philosophy that student-athletes’ top priority, just like other undergraduates, should be academics.
He enforced a mandatory class attendance policy and began requiring eight hours of study halls each week.
Administrators presented a total of six ideas Tuesday at a meeting of the Innovation Task Force, a four-year-old program that executes cost-cutting and revenue-boosting projects across GW.
Admissions representatives visited students and high school counselors in 14 Latin American countries this fall out of a total of 33 international destinations. The pivot to Latin America follows the explosive growth of GW’s Chinese student population.
A Student Association committee is pushing for more academic departments to publicize course evaluations this year.
Teach for America has drawn sharp, well-publicized criticism from education reform experts and yet continues to appeal to top students looking for a rewarding challenge and a steady job.
The Colonials are off to their best start since 2005 and things don’t appear to be slowing down. After defeating Rutgers, 93-87, on Wednesday night, the Colonials stand at 7-1 for the season.
Before administrators get too excited about constructing a brighter future, they’ll need to focus on building a better GW here and now. Here’s where they should put their focus.
More students have accused Greek life chapters of hazing this fall, which administrators say is the result of GW’s efforts to encourage students to come forward about violations. The University has investigated at least three chapters for hazing since August, and one is facing formal charges from its national organization.