January 14, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 33

Stories from the January 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New bag fee prompts mixed reactions

What costs 5 cents but is still a tough sell? In the District, plastic and paper bags. Students and D.C. residents alike had mixed reactions to the new 5-cent fee on disposable bags, which began Jan. 1. Local storeowners have reported customers are refusing to take carryout bags in lieu of spending a nickel. “Eight […]

Hobbs hopes to learn from close losses

PHILADELPHIA – Before this season, taking into account that his roster featured nine underclassmen and two seniors and knowing what such formulas yield in college basketball, GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs encouraged everyone to board his program’s proverbial train and enjoy its unpredictable journey. That advice, however, came with a warning. “Once you […]

Men’s basketball falls late in Philly

PHILADELPHIA – In a game not short on opportunities to take control, GW was poised for the final and decisive blow. Thanks to a drive and score by sophomore Aaron Ware and a smothering defense that prevented La Salle from even attempting an inbound pass within the allotted five seconds, the Colonials had possession of […]

Staff Editorial: Some rare advice

If GW was a student, fixing the CCAS advising system would be a major assignment long past deadline. For years, advising has been a serious deficiency for the school, and something that has had little to no recent progress. Now, the University is rolling out a degree auditing system to help students track their credits […]

Weekend warriors post activities online Web sites

With glorified stories of binge drinking, drug use, sex, and countless other compromising situations, students are posting their uncensored – but anonymous – dirty laundry on social media sites for the world to see. Two Facebook groups – “Texts From Last Night – GWU Edition” and “Overheard at GW” – have drawn more than 4,000 […]

Bradley Dlatt: Fixing 4-RIDE’s flaws

Of the many common experiences that bind us together as a GW community – moments like waking up way too early to register for classes or attempting to spend the required amount of money at J Street – there is one that casts its shadow over Foggy Bottom during these frigid winter months: “You have […]

Many professors miss grade deadline

Grades from more than 400 classes have not been posted to the University’s Banner online information system by the classes’ respective professors, leaving students without final grades nearly one month after finals ended. University Registrar Elizabeth Amundson said professors have five days after the end of finals to submit grades to GWeb before they are […]

Evan Schwartz: College applications in a post-race world

In a recent editorial for The Boston Globe, columnist Neal Gabler railed against what he referred to as “the college admissions scam” and a perceived bias in admission board selection against, well, everyone. Gabler made it seem as though anyone who is not a privileged white high school student has no chance of getting into […]

Student Association to shift focus to larger problems

Halfway through her term as Student Association president, Julie Bindelglass said she is proud of what the SA has accomplished so far this year and hopes to make progress on the two issues that consistently draw complaints from students: dining and advising. “We’ve been focused mostly on small, tangible goals and we’ve achieved a lot […]

Congress passes District’s budget

Web Exclusive In a triumph for advocates of home rule, he District’s budget for 2010 passed through Congress free of previous restrictions on medical marijuana, needle-exchange programs and abortions. Because Washington falls under federal control, Congress must approve its budget each year. In the past, federal lawmakers had tacked on amendments restricting the D.C. Council […]