December 3, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 30

Stories from the December 3, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Well-known alum passes away at 85

A successful and well-known alumnus, Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin, died Nov. 24. He was 85. Pollin, most famous for owning local sports teams, was an accomplished businessman, generous philanthropist and a benefactor of the District. Wizards’ spokesman Matt Williams said Pollin struggled with the rare brain illness corticobasal degeneration, which has symptoms similar to […]

Men triumph over George Mason

There was plenty of hype leading up to Wednesday night, concentric circles of cross-university smack-talk first sparked by an advertising blitz and then continued via online message boards and social networking sites until finally converging on an epicenter: a men’s basketball game against George Mason at the Smith Center. And when the ball was thrown […]

Spring abroad numbers rise

More students will travel abroad this spring than last, the director of the Office of Study Abroad said. A total of 453 students will go abroad during the spring term, which is a “slight increase” from the number of students who studied abroad for one semester last spring, Robert Hallworth, director of Study Abroad. said. […]

PAF applications increase by 15 percent

Correction appended Applications for the highly competitive Presidential Administrative Fellowship increased by 15 percent this year, with 74 students applying for nine spots, a University official said. The fellowship’s logistics coordinator, Toby Davidow, said this year’s applicant pool is one of the largest groups in the history of the graduate fellowship, which was created in […]

Students added to Innovation Task Force

The University announced the addition of six students to the Innovation Task Force Tuesday in an attempt to draw more ideas from the student body and increase student representation as the group looks for ways to save University money. The task force also launched a new Web site Nov. 23 and is increasing efforts to […]

Students lobby for sanctions against Iran

Web Exclusive More than 200 students from GW, Yeshiva, Georgetown and American universities descended on Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge their representatives to pass a bill posing sanctions on a nuclear Iran. As part of an event sponsored by GW Acting Politically for Israel, students were given advice on lobbying from Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn, […]

Residents fear loss of all-female dorm

Correction appended For sophomore Samah Kabir, her residence hall is more than a place to sleep, study and unwind with friends – it is also her home, the only place where she can remove her hijab, a traditional Muslim head scarf, without betraying her values and religion. Kabir, who is Muslim, is one of many […]

Early decision to become more selective after surge in applications

Despite a dramatic increase in early decision applications, a top admissions official estimated Monday that the University will admit the same number of early applicants as last year, making the incoming early decision process substantially more selective. Kathryn Napper, executive dean of Undergraduate Admissions, said despite a 24 percent increase in Early Decision I applications, […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Book signing featuring Moroccan ambassador Ambassador Aziz Mekouar will join author Anouar Majid, director of the Center for Global Humanities, who will sign copies of his new book. Elliott School room 602 | 4 to 6 p.m. Friday World AIDS Day event Learn more about AIDS and HIV/AIDS protection while making your own safe-sex […]