January 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 35

Stories from the January 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Diana Kugel: Know when to cut yourself off

Why did you decide to go to college? Sure, you may claim it was to expand your horizons, to make lifelong friends, to learn to live on your own and so on. But beyond these surface reasons, I think most students – and practically all parents – will agree that the main motivation is to […]

Rezoning of historic townhouse worries Foggy Bottom residents

A townhouse on H Street may soon get a seven-story addition because of a zoning map amendment approved by the D.C. Zoning Commission this month. The building, near Au Bon Pain at 2013 H St., has been redistricted and is now considered to be within a business zone, rather than a residential one. The Health […]

Staff Editorial: In memory of Laura

On Friday morning, GW awoke to one of the warmest and sunniest days this year, but by 9:30 a.m., the sunshine felt more unnatural than the bitter cold of the past weekend. It was then that the GW community was notified of the tragic death of sophomore Laura Treanor. Laura Treanor, 1989-2009 Friends remember Treanor […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein Students Defending Democracy host Lt. Col. Steve Russell, who will speak about his role in capturing Saddam Hussein in Iraq. 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Tuesday The State of the Youth Vote: Engagement Beyond the Election Luke Russert, son of the late NBC News correspondent Tim Russert, […]

Medical school applications rise despite probation

Despite being placed on academic probation by its accrediting body, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences reported an increase in applications this year. Ava Flores, director of the medical school’s admissions, said that 13,856 students applied to the SMHS this year, a 3.2 percent increase over last year’s applications. Medical school administrators are pleased […]

Treanor was a positive and outgoing person

Friends and family of Laura Treanor said she was a positive, outgoing person, who was deeply committed to her sorority, writing and Catholic faith. Laura Treanor, 1989-2009 Friends remember Treanor at memorial service, Catholic Mass Cause of student’s death remains a mystery Treanor was a positive and outgoing person Laura Treanor: Pondering the Pope Clayton […]

Scalia judges moot court competition

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia presided over oral arguments in the championship round of the Law School’s Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition last week. The annual competition, which began in September, allows students to practice oral and written legal skills by researching cases, writing briefs and presenting oral arguments. Third-year law students Christina […]

Admissions stats favor early decision

Though overall applications to the University decreased slightly this year, the school saw a major shift in when people apply – with a vast number choosing early decision over regular admission. Total applications to the University decreased 2.3 percent this year, despite a 43 percent increase in early decision applicants, said Kathryn Napper, executive dean […]

Campus groups commemorate Roe v. Wade

Anti-abortion and abortion-rights groups on campus marked the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade Thursday. Several GW groups commemorated the occasion, holding rallies, celebrations and demonstrations around campus. The anniversary of Roe v. Wade came during President Barack Obama’s second full day of office. He called the Supreme Court decision a “sensitive and decisive issue,” […]