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.

Health sciences department may break from medical school

After nearly a decade of informal planning, the Department of Health Sciences may be separated from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and potentially form a new school for the next academic year, University officials confirmed last week. Senior Associate Dean of Health Sciences Jean Johnson said establishing a separate School of Health Sciences […]

Three minutes to pitch and win

The second annual Pitch George contest was held Saturday in Duques Hall, giving GW students the opportunity to pitch original business proposals in the hopes of winning a $2,000 cash prize. A total of 60 individuals among the graduate and undergraduate tiers participated, with some working as partners. After six finalists were selected from each […]

Georgetown group aims to raise campus police salaries

A group at Georgetown is calling for an increase in wages for the school’s public safety officers, after two recent anti-gay assaults on campus. In an open letter to Georgetown President Jack DeGoia, the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, which was established to support the struggles of people working on Georgetown’s campus, said that low salaries “hinder […]

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 […]