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.

Contract signed for degree audit system

The University has signed a contract to implement a degree audit system, which will automatically review students’ records and determine whether they are making sufficient progress toward graduating. Plans are also underway to create an Associate Registrar position to handle the new program. University Registrar Elizabeth Amundson said Tuesday that the University signed a contract […]

Sports in Brief

Gymnastics to open season Sunday at Smith Center GW’s gymnastics team is set to open its season Sunday afternoon at the Smith Center with the Lindsey Ferris Invitational. The team will feature seven returning members, including 2009 NCAA regional qualifiers Amanda Murphy and Leslie Delima, who was also named to the all-conference team in the […]

University delays GCR changes

The reduction in Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ general curriculum requirements scheduled to affect the class of 2014 has been delayed a year, the University’s chief academic officer said. Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman said the task force commissioned to reduce the number of general curriculum requirements is not ready to […]

Women’s basketball loses third in a row

The GW women’s basketball team staggered into its game Tuesday night against Rhode Island looking for its first conference win after losing three straight and 11 of its last 12. The Colonials (3-11, 0-2 Atlantic 10) got little sympathy from the Rams, however, as Rhode Island jumped on GW early and never trailed in its […]

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 […]