December 1, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 30

Stories from the December 1, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Counseling center offers advice to students feeling overwhelmed

Approximately one in five students has potentially debilitating anxiety about exams, and research has shown that exam-related anxiety can be so severe that it costs students a letter grade, said John Dages, associate director of the University Counseling Center. Dages said exam anxiety has increased in recent years at GW, a trend that is being […]

The Bar Belle: Arlington Cinema

Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse 2903 Columbia Pike Arlington, Va. What’s better than the movie “Wedding Crashers?” Watching it on the big screen and being able to drink a beer at the same time. That’s right, head to the Columbia Pike neighborhood of Arlington, Va., to the Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse, where you can see a […]

NYU teaching assistants on strike after losing labor contract

Graduate student assistants teaching at New York University have gone on strike, demanding that university president John Sexton agree to a union contract that would provide better wages and benefits. The strike, initiated in early November, was created by an 85 percent majority of NYU’s Graduate Student Organizing Committee. About 1,000 of NYU’s graduate assistants […]

University unsure of any Darfur holdings

University officials said they are unsure if the school is invested in businesses with operations in Sudan’s Darfur region more than a month after students began pushing GW to refrain from holding stock in such companies. Earlier this year, Stanford University decided to divest from companies believed to do business in Darfur such as PetroChina, […]


Friday Academic Success Series: Improve Study Skills Learn tips for taking better notes and how to develop study plans to make sure you get that ‘A’. 4 to 5:30 p.m. 2033 K St. Suite 330 Sponsored by the University Counseling Center Time, Einstein, and the Coldest Stuff in the Universe A lecture by William Phillips, […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials tame Terriers

Start the slideshow! Posted Friday, Dec. 2, 10:47 p.m. Although Foggy Bottom is itching for the BB&T Classic matchup with the University of Maryland Monday, the GW men’s basketball team still had a formidable opponent in Boston University Friday night. The Terriers have already played No. 1 Duke and Michigan and came into the Smith […]

University could decide on four-by-four by March

Over the last few months, University officials, faculty members and students have visited seven universities on the East Coast to examine other schools’ use of the four-class, four-credit system, and to gauge the possibility of switching student course loads at GW. Donald Lehman, vice president of Academic Affairs, said the task force could make a […]

Crime Log

Unlawful Entry 11/24 – Munson Hall – 10:41 p.m. – case closed University Police received a call about two suspicious people in the dormitory. When officers arrived on the scene they found a black male and female with a baby inside one of the dorm rooms. When officers first tried to enter the room the […]


The Nov. 21 article “GW, FBA debate Sq. 54” (p. 6) incorrectly stated that the Advisory Neighborhood Commission passed a resolution 5 to 1 against GW’s plans for the site. The resolution was passed 4 to 1. Also, the dissenting vote was cast by ANC commissioner James Morris, not chairman Vince Micone. The article “SJT […]

RHA pushes for changes in inspection policy

The Residence Hall Association is urging the University to institute an appeals process in which students could get back items wrongly confiscated during health and safety inspections. University officials said the first round of inspections has been completed, and more than 1,200 items were confiscated from students’ rooms. They said there are no plans to […]