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.

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Piracy on the High Seas Rear Admiral Jane Dalton will share her experience with modern-day pirates at this event sponsored by Delta Phi Epsilon. Elliott School room 602 | 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday Strut your stuff to Dupont Join the Student Association and Class Council for a trip to Dupont Circle for the […]

Superhuman Starbucks student

“Triple grande skim mocha.” “Tall pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream.” It’s 3 a.m., the early hours of a Tuesday morning. Senior Ryan Hudnall is running the show during the night shift at the Gelman Starbucks. But in about six hours, he will start a full day with six classes. Tomorrow night he will run […]

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, […]