Monday, February 22, 2010

Columbian College to double advisers

by Matt Rist

In an effort to improve its widely criticized academic advising system, the University also announced plans to create an advising committed and speed up implementation of a degree auditing system.

Firm shares floor plans for SEC

by Lauren French

The company charged with programming the Science and Engineering Complex presented three floor plans to GW's Faculty Senate Friday, but neither the firm nor the administration could offer a price for the project, eliciting concerns from faculty over the project's feasibility.

Man charged with threatening University

by Hadas Gold

A former GW employee was arrested last week after he allegedly called a University office and made threats to "kill faculty and students," according to court documents and a police report.

Fusing college and faith on campus

by Saira Thadani
Hatchet Staff Writer

When many students leave home to come to college, they bring luggage and mementos. Transition to college can also be a transition to practicing religion on your own.

'King of polling' plans to donate personal polls to GSPM

by Lauren French

Mark Penn, an influential politico who has been dubbed the "king of polling," announced his plans Friday to gift a portion of his personal collection of polls to establish the Society of Presidential Pollsters within GW's Graduate School of Political Management.

FoBoGro set to open in March

by Gabrielle Bluestone
Special Contributor

Delayed by the snowfall that ground the District to a halt this month, Foggy Bottom Grocery still has no set opening date, but the owners say the market and deli should be up and running by the first week of March.

Kalb: journalism needs new Murrow

by Chelsea Radler
Hatchet Staff Writer

Journalist Marvin Kalb leaned forward in his armchair and reminisced like he was chatting to a group of old friends. He casually spoke of a chain-smoking, sweaty and brilliant former boss, friend and media icon, as if he himself were not an icon.

Students learn business at Olympics

by Andrea Vittorio
Hatchet Staff Writer

Between coursework, behind-the-scenes tours and meetings, and sporting events, a group of GW students' trip to the Winter Olympics has been much more than a Vancouver vacation. As part of a three-credit course called Behind the Scenes at the 2010 Winter Olympics Games, 28 graduate students are in Vancouver from Feb.

Trustees pitch in for service challenge

by Gabrielle Marush
Hatchet Reporter

The University's highest governing body is stepping up to help students complete first lady Michelle Obama's community service challenge by pledging to serve at least 60 hours each before Obama's deadline of May 1.

Candidates rise early for postering

by Madeleine Morgenstern

Long before a Joint Elections Committee member banged a spoon against a giant kitchen pot at 7 a.m. Friday morning, a crowd of election candidates and their friends were buzzing around Kogan Plaza, eager for the morning's events to start.

Alumnus named president of Baylor

by Amy D'Onofrio

Kenneth Starr, a GW alumnus famous for his role as a special prosecutor in the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals, was named president of Baylor University last week.

Off the beaten path: the new Pelham

by Ellie Cohen
Hatchet Reporter

They traveled on the Vern Express, across a tennis court and through an underground parking garage to get to their destination. Then they were greeted with building sketches to examine and hard hats to don.

Braving the elements

by Andrea Vittorio
Hatchet Staff Writer

As a third-year medical student at GW Hospital, Candice Woodcock generally spends her days on duty saving lives. But she was struggling for her own life last summer as part of her second stint on the popular reality television drama Survivor.

Slice of Life: The five people you meet in Washington D.C.

by Ali Peters
Hatchet Columnist

Snowmageddon was a second coming - a sophomore-year rebirth. The almost-weeklong academic hiatus was like a recreation, a Genesis of GW life. On day one, we did nothing. I spent half the day watching Elf and the other half following Perez Hilton. Days two and three brought tacit, often languid and assuredly lame attempts to use our gifted time wisely.

Ranked Richmond holds off Colonials

by Dan Greene

RICHMOND, Va. - Karl Hobbs opened his post-game press conference Saturday with a straight face, a congratulations to the opposing victors and a simple statement: "Kevin Anderson is the best player in the world."

Close contests create rivalry with Richmond

by Louis Nelson

RICHMOND, Va. - When Karl Hobbs first came to GW in 2001, Richmond was also new to the Atlantic 10. So when a reporter asked him then if there was a rivalry between the two teams, Hobbs scoffed at the notion.

Women's basketball puts Fordham away late

by Neil Sharma
Hatchet Staff Writer

With four and a half minutes to play, the GW women's basketball game against Fordham looked as though it might follow the pattern that many of the team's games have fallen into this year.

Sports in Brief

by Louis Nelson

Locals push for park to be named after jazz legend

by Tamara El Waylly
Hatchet Reporter

Community members are putting their support behind a movement to re-name a triangle-shaped park located in the West End after jazz legend Duke Ellington.

Alumnus relives rebuilding Pentagon after attacks

by Kelsey Luing
Hatchet Reporter

A GW alumnus who led the effort to rebuild the Pentagon after the Sept. 11 attacks chronicled how the team finished under budget and ahead of schedule in a presentation at Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday.

University apologizes for faulty South Hall elevators

by Kara Dunford
Hatchet Staff Writer

A University official apologized to residents of the University's newest residence hall in an e-mail Friday, after elevator issues have continued to plague the building throughout the year.

No number given for those affected by e-mail gaffe

by Matt Rist and Alex Byers
Senior Staff Writer

The University has still not released the exact number of prospective students who mistakenly received a congratulatory e-mail from the University's Office of Admissions earlier this month.

Campus Calendar

Snapshot

Staff Editorial: A great first step

For too long, advising in CCAS topped the list of student concerns, but was ignored. It is now finally getting the attention it deserves.

Andrew Pazdon: Another year, another 3 percent

by Andrew Pazdon
Columnist

Without fail, the time of year when budgets across the world are unveiled is once again upon us.

Lyndsey Wajert: Storm on the horizon

by Lyndsey Wajert
Contributing Editor

While the University has recently made significant steps in the process of developing this new science center, the key factor of cost is still missing.

Letter to the Editor

Taking the danger out of life's battles; A brother's perspective on body image

Cartoon: A tool by any other name

by Devereaux Sterrette

For Executive Vice President: Rob Maxim

by Madeleine Morgenstern

For Rob Maxim, his everyday student experiences are the only assets he needs to be an effective EVP.

For Executive Vice President: Logan Dobson

by Madeleine Morgenstern

Logan Dobson knows about the typical student's low opinion of the Student Association, and says that perception is totally valid.

Professors debate new revenue sources for journalism

by Julie Douglas Hatchet Reporter

Two veteran journalists said government subsidies could be the answer to saving journalism at an event Thursday afternoon in the Marvin Center. Journalist and political blogger John Nichols and Robert McChesney, a political communication professor at The University of Chicago, said the government should give large subsidies to independent journalism organizations to alleviate the pressure of amassing ad revenue in order to produce content.

For Executive Vice President: Jon Binetti

by Amanda Dick

Student Association executive vice presidential candidate Jon Binetti said fighting for little changes that make a big difference in students' lives will be his main priority if elected EVP.

For Executive Vice President: Josh Goldstein

by Amanda Dick

Two-year Student Association veteran Josh Goldstein said he is running for SA executive vice president because he wants to bring back the "spirit of advocacy" to the SA.

For President: Jason Lifton

by Madeleine Morgenstern

For Executive Vice President Jason Lifton, it's about maintaining the momentum of this year's Student Association.

For President: Xochitl Sanchez

by Madeleine Morgenstern

Xochitl Sanchez may be an "outsider" when it comes to the Student Association, but that doesn't make her an outsider at GW.