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.

Friends report student missing

Editor’s note: Gethers no longer missing; returned shortly before 8 a.m. Monday. Updates on the Newsroom. Original story: City and University police have launched a missing persons investigation for GW student Royal Gethers after friends reported that the senior has been missing since just before 2 a.m. Saturday. Lt. Ralph Neal of the Metropolitan Police […]

Women’s soccer has winning weekend

After suffering three straight losses, the GW women’s soccer team held their Atlantic 10 opponents scoreless in two games over the weekend, defeating both St. Bonaventure and Duquesne 1-0. On Sunday, during the team’s last home game of the season, the Colonials (6-7-4, 3-4-2 A-10) honored seniors Brittany Eger, Liz Hillin, Dara Rosen, Misa Eiritz […]

GWClassNotes business increases

With influenza-like illness spreading through campus, GWClassNotes – a student-run, note-taking business – has seen an increase in student purchases, the president of the company said this week. GWClassNotes has increased business by 15 percent since last semester, according to Corey Cohen, co-founder and president of the company. Repeat customers have also increased by 18 […]

Transfer rate similar to peer schools

For many students, GW is the place to be. The location, programs and opportunities draw students from across the world to the University, and students often say their time at GW was a great experience. Many, but not all. Roughly 9 percent of students choose to leave GW after their freshman year, according to data […]

Volleyball splits at home

For the third straight weekend, the women’s volleyball team took the court twice and came away with both a win and a loss, edging Xavier 3-2 Friday night before being swept 3-0 by Dayton Sunday afternoon. The Colonials (18-8, 5-4 Atlantic 10) traded sets with the visiting Musketeers Friday night, winning the first and third […]

Josh Akman: The real senior class gift

Early Friday morning, after a night out in Dupont Circle, I walked home to my apartment in the Winston House. Like every other night, I passed a group of about 20 homeless people, huddled together under the canopy outside of my building. I made eye contact with a girl, about my age, crouching in the […]

Smith Center, not Verizon Center, will be Commencement backup site

The Verizon Center will not be used as a backup site for the 2010 Commencement ceremonies, a University official confirmed last week. If the University is unable to reserve, is denied a permit, or “extraordinary circumstances” like a thunderstorm make the National Mall unavailable, the ceremony will take place in the Smith Center, said Sarah […]

Men’s basketball pegged 13th in Atlantic 10

The GW men’s basketball team was predicted to finish 13th in the 14-team Atlantic 10 by the conference’s coaches and members of the media in a poll released Thursday. The Colonials have finished 13th the past two seasons after winning the A-10’s regular or postseason championship in each of the previous three years. The team […]

Andrew Pazdon: GW succeeds despite rankings

Web Exclusive I’ll be honest with the world – GW was not my first choice in institutions of higher learning. It was my childhood dream to attend a school that was ranked 50th or better on the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings. Being the 53rd ranked school is a depressing fate. If the success […]

Number of Fulbright scholars double

The number of GW graduates who received Fulbright scholarships this year more than doubled, making the University one of the top 10 producers of Fulbright Scholars and putting it ahead of Princeton University and on par with Harvard University. GW ranks sixth across the country for producing Fulbright Scholars, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported […]