Monday, January 10, 2011

Donor gives $100,000 to financial aid

by Sarah Ferris
Hatchet Staff Writer

Alumni surpassed an anonymous donor's challenge to give 9,000 donations by the end of the year, securing a gift to a financial aid fund.

No arrest made in Thai Place robbery

by Nicole Mortimer
Hatchet Reporter



Staff Editorial: Late grades aren't just an inconvenience

Though today marks the official start of the spring semester, some students are starting their new courses without knowing their grades for the fall semester.

Yogin Kothari: Colonials need consistency

Inconsistencies on both ends of the court have plagued the Colonials throughout the season. The team needs to solve these problems in order to improve from last year's performance.

Gelman tops SA's spring goal list

by Jamie Blynn
Hatchet Staff Writer

The University's top two student leaders intend to spend the spring semester focusing on improving Gelman Library and other areas of mass student concern.

College students help propel D.C. population past 600,000

by Catherine Hood Hatchet Reporter

According to the 2010 Census, college students have helped bump up The District's population to over 600,000 people.

Cartoon: Welcome back?

Kelsey Rohwer: Post-breakup competitions

The holidays, and college itself, seem to make what is already bad about breaking up even worse.

Staff Editorial: The benefits of the GW Early College Program

The GW Early College Program, with the School Without Walls, offers the opportunity for high school juniors to take college classes with waived GW tuition.

The power of language

by Lindsey Orlofsky
Hatchet Reporter

Makwei Mabioor Deng was able to publish his book "Lets Learn Dinka" after coming to GW and through it, hopes to bring about change in his native country of Sudan.

Spotlight On: West End Cinema

by Rachel Milkovich
Hatchet Reporter

Josh Levin, owner of the recently opened West End Cinema, spoke to The Hatchet about its success and plans for the future.

Logan Dobson: Want to be a PAF? Devote your life to GW

The Presidential Administrative Fellowship is limited in scope and racked with favoritism. If the need to hire seniors is so great, GW should make it a school-wide emphasis.

Obama taps adjunct for special counsel

by Brian Mahl
Hatchet Reporter

President Barack Obama nominated a GW Law School professor last month to lead the Office of Special Counsel for his administration.

Alumna's new book reveals drama in Madoff scandal

by Cory Weinberg
Hatchet Staff Writer

Diana Henriques, investigative financial reporter for the New York Times and GW alumna, is seeking to unravel the story of one of the financial world's greatest villains: Bernie Madoff.

GW mourns deaths of alumnus, law student

Counseling center changes policy

by Shaeera Tariq
Hatchet Staff Writer

Students seeking help from the University Counseling Center will now complete an initial consultation over the phone, a UCC policy change intended to help meet student needs in less time.

Graduation rate rises to 81 percent

by Amanda D'Ambra

GW's graduation rate rose 6 percentage points between 2003 and 2008, bringing the rate above 80 percent.

GW heads to Ward 8 for MLK service day

by Danielle Solinski
Hatchet Reporter

Inspired by one man's life of service, more than 500 GW students, faculty and staff plan to participate in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service next week.

MPD increases Metro patrols

by Evan Koslof
Hatchet Reporter

The Metropolitan Police Department will step up enforcement near the Foggy Bottom Metro this month after an increase in assaults over the past few months.

Dean, Liz Cheney to headline debate

by Andrea Vittorio

Former DNC chair and presidential hopeful Howard Dean and prominent conservative activist Liz Cheney will square-off during a wide-ranging discussion of current affairs and politics Feb. 1.

Sex Column: A hormone's double standard

by Harrison Levitan
Sex Columnist

There is some scientific evidence to support the difference between the actions of women and men. The answer came by the name of oxytocin.

Report: GW needs more sexual assault education

by Marielle Mondon
Senior Staff Writer

A majority of GW students are uninformed about how to report or seek help following cases of sexual assault, according to a survey released last month.

Smith, GW improving after slow start

by Louis Nelson

GW has begun to show signs of progress since its fall to Navy in the BB&T Classic, with a win against Saint Joseph's this past Saturday.

Wild Art: Underground Undies

New mayor may nix enrollment caps

by Amy D'Onofrio

Newly inaugurated Mayor Vincent Gray said he is open to nixing city-imposed student and employee population caps at D.C. universities

Colonials climb to 2-0 in Atlantic 10 with win

by Louis Nelson

GW's squared off against Saint Joseph's this past Saturday, advancing to 2-0 in its second game in the Atlantic 10.

Colonials drop sixth-straight with home loss

by Elizabeth Traynor

The Colonials dropped their sixth-straight game to Richmond Saturday, falling 68-55. GW (5-10, 0-1 Atlantic 10) faltered in the second half after coming out strong in the first.

Data show fewer GW students are cheating

by Priya Anand

The number of students charged with academic dishonesty is falling, mirroring a trend over the past four years.

Riders unhappy with Metro bag searches

by Sydney Green
Hatchet Reporter

Metro is facing harsh criticism from riders after implementing a controversial bag inspection measure in December to beef up security.

University concludes hazing investigations

by Madeleine Morgenstern

GW has concluded its hazing investigations into five Greek-life chapters, and is in the process of determining whether any violations of the Student Code of Conduct occurred.

Study: Neanderthal diet only slightly different from human diet

by Elizabeth Hay
Hatchet Reporter

A new study by a team of GW researchers refutes theories that Neanderthals' demise resulted from a primitive, meat-dependent lifestyle.

Sports in Brief

by Louis Nelson

GW strengthened Gray through hardships

by Jeff Richards
Hatchet Staff Writer

Leading up to his inauguration and a little more than one week into his tenure as mayor, Gray has shown that his ties to his alma mater run deep.

Early Decision I admit rate drops by 2 percent

by Gabrielle Marush

After dropping dramatically in 2009 from the year prior, GW's early decision 1 acceptance rate remained steady this year.

Foggy Bottom Metro to close for MLK weekend

by Sydney Green
Hatchet Reporter