Monday, October 26, 2009

Friends report student missing

by Sarah Scire

City and University police have launched a missing persons investigation for GW student Royal Gethers after friends reported that the senior has been missing since just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Transfer rate similar to peer schools

by Jenny Avallon and Lauren French
Hatchet Staff Writers

Roughly 9 percent of students choose to leave GW after their freshman year, according to data from GW's Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

Smith Center, not Verizon Center, will be Commencement backup site

by Sarah Josephs
Hatchet Reporter

The Verizon Center will not be used as a backup site for the 2010 Commencement ceremonies, a University official confirmed last week.

Number of Fulbright scholars double

by Matt Rist

GW ranks sixth across the country for producing Fulbright Scholars, putting it ahead of Princeton University and on par with Harvard University.

Campuses to be wireless by November

by Michelle Brown
Hatchet Reporter

All three GW campuses - Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and the Virginia Campus - will be completely wireless by the end of October, ending a multi-year process started by Information Systems and Services.

Robberies increase on Metro trains

by Andrea Vittorio
Hatchet Reporter

The number of robberies on the Metro has increased, and thieves are targeting passengers using electronic devices near the doors and riders wearing North Face jackets.

Campus Calendar

Virginia campus gets name alteration, rebranding

by Sarah Biggart

GW is rebranding its Virginia campus as the University's Mecca for research and technology, starting by giving the campus a new name - The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

University open house focuses on diversity

by Matt Rist

The University will host about 100 multicultural students for an admissions open house this weekend and pay for the travel expenses of some in an effort to increase diversity among the freshman class.

GWClassNotes business increases

by Eric Katz
Hatchet Reporter

With influenza-like illness spreading through campus, GWClassNotes - a student-run, note-taking business - has seen an increase in student purchases, the president of the company said this week.

Heat in residence halls prompts student complaints

by Keegan Bales
Hatchet Staff Writer

The University turned on the heat for the winter months in buildings across campus this week, but with outside temperatures in the District reaching 80 degrees at times, students interviewed said the heat in buildings have made them uncomfortable and frustrated.

Students flag University problems

by Philip Gardner
Hatchet Reporter

Student Association members were out in full force in Kogan Plaza on Thursday, trying to learn what issues students were having with both academic and everyday life at GW.

Student volunteers robbed in Northeast

by Gabrielle Bluestone

Participation in a volunteer program decreased this month after four students were robbed at gunpoint in Northeast D.C. while returning from a community service event late last month.

Ludacris honors leaders in service

by Laura Lentin
Hatchet Reporter

Rapper and actor Chris Bridges held his sixth annual benefit dinner for his charity, The Ludacris Foundation, in the District Saturday night to honor five individuals for bettering their communities.

GW center unites service projects

by Rachel Barker and Ariel Feldman
Hatchet Reporters

Less than two months into the race to fulfill first lady Michelle Obama's community service challenge, the University announced the creation of a Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.

Former child soldier shares story

by Erika Bach
Hatchet Reporter

Grace Akallo, kidnapped and forced into a life of drugs, war, violence and rape in her home country of Uganda, told her story alongside world-renowned humanitarian Leora Kahn in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday.

Staff Editorial: An unnecessary battle

The larger problem with the FoBoGro battle is that it calls into question the role of West End Citizens Association within our community.

Justin Guiffre: Moving beyond "shamnesty"

by Justin Guiffr?

GW's amnesty policy is failing miserably and dangerously to remove the fear of calling emergency services during a potentially life-threatening situation.

Josh Akman: The real senior class gift

by Josh Akman
Hatchet Columnist

I won't be giving a senior gift this year. Instead, I'll be giving to charity - the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

Andrew Pazdon: GW succeeds despite rankings

by Andrew Pazdon
Hatchet Columnist

As much as I would like to see GW climb the ranking ladder, we shouldn't pay it much attention.

Sans Stadler, Colonials drop close one

by Dan Greene

The men's soccer team lost to Dayton, 2-1, their first home loss in six games at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex this fall.

Women's soccer has winning weekend

by Kara Dunford
Hatchet Reporter

After suffering three straight losses, the GW women's soccer team held their Atlantic 10 opponents scoreless in two games over the weekend, defeating both St. Bonaventure and Duquesne 1-0.

Volleyball splits at home

by Dan Greene

For the third straight weekend, the women's volleyball team took the court twice and came away with both a win and a loss, edging Xavier 3-2 Friday night before being swept 3-0 by Dayton Sunday afternoon.

Men's basketball pegged 13th in Atlantic 10

by Dan Greene

The GW men's basketball team was predicted to finish 13th in the 14-team Atlantic 10 by the conference's coaches and members of the media in a poll released Thursday.

Sports in Brief

A running commitment

by Charlotte Bigford
Hatchet Reporter

It was still dark on Sunday morning when Sarah Muntzing, Rachel Mastandrea and Lindsay Gordon laced up their running shoes.

Superhuman Starbucks student

by Karen Knauff
Hatchet Reporter

Senior Ryan Hudnall manages to juggle six classes, a 30-hour-a-week internship on Capitol Hill and his current position at Starbucks that he acquired over a year ago.

Informal setting, serious outcomes

by Matt Rist

For the 27 GW seniors handpicked by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for the Senior Interviewer Program, the interviews are an opportunity to have an impact on who makes it into GW.

Sex Column: Supporting our troops

by Layla
Sex Columnist

I got my chance to show some love for one of our fine young servicemen this past weekend.

Goblins and witches and ghosts, oh my!

by Jessica Cecere
Hatchet Reporter

From shops that sell your favorite costumes to the coolest spots to celebrate this year, here are some of the best places in D.C. to make this Halloween your most memorable one yet.

University tuition increase lower than average for similar schools

by Madeleine O'Connor
Hatchet Staff Writer

GW's cost of attendance increased 2.8 percent over the past year, compared to a 4.3 percent average jump among private, nonprofit universities, according to a study released last week.

Study notes strong relationship between GW, community

by Gabrielle Bluestone and Kira Brekke
Hatchet Reporters

GW has one of the best relationships with the community around it of any university in the United States, according to a recent study released by Westfield State College.

Nuclear arms control addressed at inaugural event of Institute for Security and Conflict Studies

by Anjali Sharma
Hatchet Reporter

The Elliott School hosted the inaugural event for the new Institute for Security and Conflict Studies on Thursday night with a panel of experts who discussed the future of nuclear arms control and disarmament.

Weather dampens attendance at off-campus festival

by Marielle Mondon
Hatchet Reporter

Rain showers and clouds cut attendance at the performance-packed Race and Festival for World Peace just off-campus Saturday.

Audio Slide Show: College Democrats canvass Virginia

Snapshot: Shout

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