October 26, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 21

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

Virginia campus gets name alteration, rebranding

GW is rebranding its Virginia campus as the University’s Mecca for research and technology, starting by giving the campus a new name – The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus. The change was announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Oct. 16 and reflects Virginia’s growth as a business and technology community, said […]

Informal setting, serious outcomes

Lose the rehearsed questions. Forget the formality. For some prospective students, the admissions interview is little more than a conversation with a student only four years older, leaving the fate of your admission partly in the hands of a senior in college. For about 15 percent of incoming freshmen who choose the optional admissions interview, […]

University open house focuses on diversity

The University will host about 100 multicultural students for a multicultural admissions open house this weekend and pay for the travel expenses of some students in an effort to increase diversity among the freshman class, a University official said last week. The event, which will kick off with a reception on Friday, is sponsored by […]

Sex Column: Supporting our troops

I love a man in uniform. The armed forces definitely must have had single women in mind when they designed their dress clothes because damn, a nicely toned marine in form-fitting clothes can brighten any day. Thoughts of what is hidden underneath those carefully pressed dress uniforms constantly interrupt my normal class daydreaming. They always […]

Heat in residence halls prompts student complaints

The University turned on the heat for the winter months in buildings across campus this week, but with outside temperatures in the District reaching 80 degrees at times, students interviewed said the heat in buildings have made them uncomfortable and frustrated. Juan Ibanez, associate vice president for Facilities, said the heat was turned on the […]

Goblins and witches and ghosts, oh my!

From shops that sell your favorite costumes to the coolest spots to celebrate this year, here are some of the best places in D.C. to make this Halloween your most memorable one yet. Costume Stores Annie Cream Cheese This vintage clothing and accessories store has become a Halloween supercenter for the season. The shop is […]

Student volunteers robbed in Northeast

Participation in a volunteer program decreased this month after four students were robbed at gunpoint in Northeast D.C. while returning from a community service event late last month. The four students were held up at dusk near the Benning Road Metro station on Sept. 28, said Phyllis Ryder, the students’ professor. Two of the students […]

University tuition increase lower than average for similar schools

Web Exclusive GW’s cost of attendance increased 2.8 percent over the past year, compared to a 4.3 percent average jump among private, nonprofit universities, according to a study released last week. The study, conducted by the College Board, totals GW’s cost at $51,775, including tuition, fees, room and board. Last year, GW’s price clocked in […]

Ludacris honors leaders in service

Rapper and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges held his sixth annual benefit dinner for his charity, The Ludacris Foundation, in the District Saturday night to honor five individuals for bettering their communities. The red carpet event and black-tie dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in D.C. brought together prominent African-American leaders in recognition of their dedication […]