By requiring students to minor, they have to pile on credits that they could find useless. The role of college is to stimulate intellectual curiosity among students’ areas of interest, not to mandate students take multiple classes without even knowing if they enjoy the subject.
January 27, 2014
Volume 110, Issue 23
Stories from the January 27, 2014 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
Monday, Jan. 27 Resumé writing for international students Polish your resumé as summer internship application season gets underway. Marvin Center room 402 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 Red Cross blood drive Donate blood with GWU Red Cross and help save lives. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 FOFAC info session Learn more […]
Media Credit: courtesy Wikimedia Commons The alumnus who broke the story of the decade has set off a nationwide debate of privacy and security, but he didn’t get his love of journalism at GW. Glenn Greenwald, the columnist who first shed light on the National Security Agency’s widespread surveillance program of Americans from thousands of […]
Drug Law Violation City Hall 1/17/14 – 1:45 a.m. Case closed UPD responded to a rooftop door alarm and found the door propped open. Three students were discovered on the rooftop with about 4 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia. Two of the students were referred for disciplinary action. -Referred for disciplinary action Drug Law Violation […]
A little more than a year ago, I stepped onto GW’s campus for the first time to interview for the position of assistant provost for University Career Services. With each passing interview, I became more intrigued and inspired. It became clear to me that GW “got it” – that the University was dedicated to building […]
The University’s admissions brochures bragged all about internship-savvy students. But the statistics would shout at me from the brochure stand: “He doesn’t even go here.” Located just to the right of the reception desk in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, I saw the numbers every day when I walked into the second floor of Rice […]
When GW makes a true commitment to something, administrators back up promises with hard goals and numbers. Otherwise, its college affordability plans are just press-release progress.
The head of Gelman Library is lobbying top leaders to overhaul the entire building over the next several years, with plans to ask the Board of Trustees to fund a design this summer.
Fundraising is again on the decline so far this academic year, but a top administrator hinted this week that the University will likely receive its largest-ever gift and finish with a record-breaking haul by the summer.
The classical studies major – studying a field that encompasses language, architecture, art and history – is knee-deep in what many have started to consider a dying field, or one that provides little return on investment from a college degree.