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.

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 […]

Sports in Brief

Swim teams split against Georgetown The GW men’s and women’s swim teams split their meets with Georgetown Saturday, with the men winning 149.50-112.50 and the women losing 143-101. In the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay, GW and Georgetown’s four-man teams tied, both finishing the race in 3:15.82. GW’s men’s team won the 200-yard medley relay by […]

Robberies increase on Metro trains

The number of robberies on the Metro has increased, and thieves are targeting passengers using electronic devices near the doors and riders wearing North Face jackets, Metro spokespeople said last week. Metro Transit Police have reported 454 robberies since July, up from only 328 at the same time last year, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority […]

A running commitment

It was still dark on Sunday morning when Sarah Muntzing, Rachel Mastandrea and Lindsay Gordon laced up their running shoes. The sun was just beginning to rise and the three women could already tell it was going to be the perfect day to run their first marathon. “It’s just another run,” Mastandrea said. “I’ll talk […]