Monday, November 16, 2009

Record number apply early decision

by Matt Rist

Early decision applications increased dramatically for the second year in a row, growing 24 percent to more than 1,600 Early Decision I applications, the highest number of applications ever for GW.

Students complain of slow FixIt responses

by Chelsea Radler
Hatchet Reporter

Recurring problems in City Hall, the aging former hotel-turned-residential hall, have caused some students to question the capability of the University to maintain its housing.

Maroon 5 lights up Smith Center

by Carson Miller
Hatchet Reporter

Grammy award-winning band Maroon 5 wowed a lively crowd with chart-topping hits and new material Friday night during a live performance at the Smith Center.

GW stages comeback in season debut

by Dan Greene

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Four GW players scored in double figures and helped propel the Colonials to a season-opening, come-from-behind 76-71 win over the Seahawks.

Freshman returns to hometown in season-opening match-up

by Dan Greene

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Freshman David Pellom was right at home in Sunday's 76-71 win at UNC-Wilmington, playing in front of a vocal contingent of friends and family in his hometown.

Sports in Brief

Women's basketball readies for first game

His team may be an underdog this season in the Atlantic 10, but women's basketball head coach Mike Bozeman says he and his players are ready to begin the season.

SA bill for gender-neutral housing to be introduced

by Elliot Zarrabi
Hatchet Reporter

A student organization is pushing for students' rights to choose their roommates - regardless of gender.

Campus Calendar

Muppets wow Lisner's young crowd

by Michelle Brown
Hatchet Reporter

Local children and families got a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the most beloved Muppets on the popular television show Sesame Street come to life Sunday afternoon, at an event at Lisner Auditorium.

More students seek counseling

by Gabriella Schwarz
Senior Staff Writer

The GW counseling center has seen a record number of students this year, and the increase has been mirrored across the country, according to a recent study of mental health care.

Staff Editorial: Gender-neutral GW

GW should establish a trial-basis gender-neutral residence hall to understand all of the issues and challenges that gender-neutral housing would present.

Corey Jacobson: Banning laptops does not ban boredom

by Corey Jacobson

While it is certainly disheartening for anyone in public speaking to see the audience's attention focused elsewhere, the demonization of laptops in the classroom by some educators is as misinformed as it is misapplied.

Peter Konwerski: Surviving on food stamps

by Peter Konwerski

The concept sounded simple enough: eat for a week on a budget of $28.75, the rate set for an individual on food stamps.

Letters to the Editor

Choosing to give to GW; Don't disconnect students

University receives 500 swine flu vaccinations

by Caitie Daw
Hatchet Reporter

After months of anticipation, the University received its first shipment of 500 H1N1 vaccinations and began distributing the vaccine on Friday, a University official said last week.

Health sciences department may break from medical school

by Olivia Kenney
Hatchet Reporter

After nearly a decade of informal planning, the Department of Health Sciences may be separated from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and potentially form a new school for the next academic year.

Three minutes to pitch and win

by Marielle Mondon
Hatchet Reporter

The second annual Pitch George contest was held Saturday in Duques Hall, giving GW students the opportunity to pitch original business proposals in the hopes of winning a $2,000 cash prize.

Georgetown group aims to raise campus police salaries

by Alex Markoff
Hatchet Reporter

A group at Georgetown is calling for an increase in wages for the school's public safety officers, after two recent anti-gay assaults on campus.

Volunteer hour-tracking site launches

by Emily Cahn

For eight weeks after first lady Michelle Obama challenged GW students to complete 100,000 hours of community service, there was no official way to track those hours. Now, there is VolunteerMatch.

Popular professor, director dies at 65

by Saira Thadani
Hatchet Reporter

Gene Cohen, professor and director of GW's Center on Aging, Health and Humanities, died Nov. 7 at his home in Kensington, Md. He was 65.

Snapshot: Rap and Roll

Using Twitter for customer service

by Max McGowen

When graduate student Chris Brooks noticed that none of the classrooms in Monroe Hall contained trash cans and that each hallway only had one, he decided to complain not to his friends, but to the World Wide Web.

Getting some love from a furball

by Rachel Sussman and Jade Polay
Hatchet Reporters

He was always happy to see you, with his tail wagging wildly, and no matter how you did on that exam, he was always up for cuddling.

Clothing the rebellious soul

by Christian Ewing
Hatchet Reporter

A collection comprised of beautifully preserved vintage clothing, "Clothing the Rebellious Soul: Revolution 1963-1973," is currently on display in GW's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery.

Audio Slide Show: Firing Range

The College Republicans visited a firing range in Maryland on Sunday afternoon.

Professor helps fundraise to fight tropical diseases

by Julie DouglasHatchet Reporter

Just 50 cents is all that Dr. Peter Hotez and the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases are looking for from each GW student in their campaign to raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases.