November 16, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 27

Stories from the November 16, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Record number apply early decision

Early decision applications increased dramatically for the second year in a row, growing 24 percent to more than 1,600 Early Decision I applications. The increase in applications reflects the highest number of early decision applications ever for the University, which had 1,290 applications last year and 946 in 2007, said Kathryn Napper, executive dean for […]

Maroon 5 lights up Smith Center

Grammy award-winning band Maroon 5 wowed a lively crowd with chart-topping hits and new material Friday night during a live performance at the Smith Center. More than 3,300 students sang along to well-known hits like “Harder to Breathe,” “She Will Be Loved” and “This Love.” The band also lengthened a few older songs like “The […]

Using Twitter for customer service

When graduate student Chris Brooks noticed that none of the classrooms in Monroe Hall contained trash cans and that each hallway only had one, he decided to complain not to his friends, but to the World Wide Web. Brooks, a Presidential Administrative Fellow, posted his concern on Twitter, where he received a prompt reply from […]

GW stages comeback in season debut

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Over the past three seasons, there are a number of things head coach Karl Hobbs has come to expect from senior Damian Hollis, the leader in points and rebounds among Colonials returning from last season. Foul trouble is not one of them. “He doesn’t play hard enough,” Hobbs said with a laugh […]

Getting some love from a furball

He was always happy to see you, with his tail wagging wildly, and no matter how you did on that exam, he was always up for cuddling. But that was at home, and now at school, after that awful economics midterm, there is no one waiting in your room to greet you, except for maybe […]

Freshman returns to hometown in season-opening match-up

WILMINGTON, N.C. – It was his first time taking the floor in a regular-season college basketball game, his team wearing their blue road uniforms and taking refuge in the visitors’ locker room. But freshman David Pellom was right at home in Sunday’s 76-71 win at UNC-Wilmington, playing in front of a vocal contingent of friends […]

Clothing the rebellious soul

“You Are the Christ. You Are the Buddha. TRANSCEND.” So reads the graffiti on a wooden plank photographed next to an angsty-looking young man, circa 1960. Surrounded by a roughly drawn smiley face, a Star of David with 666 inside and a stylized peace symbol, the message on the plank conveys a disregard for religious […]

Sports in Brief

Stadler named to A-10 First Team Men’s soccer senior Andy Stadler, who scored 13 goals in 13 matches this season, was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference first team, the conference announced Wednesday. Stadler’s 13 goals led the A-10 in the regular season and pushed him to fourth on GW’s all-time list, with his 1.00 […]