January 19, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 34

Stories from the January 19, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University sees record number of applicants

GW received a record-breaking 20,475 undergraduate applications this year, representing an increase of 3 percent from last year and making admission to the University this year more competitive than ever, University administrators said this week. Executive Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Kathryn Napper said Monday that applications following the Jan. 10 deadline reached 20,475, an increase […]

Gymnastics takes third in opener

The GW gymnastics team opened its season at home Sunday, finishing third place in the six-team Lindsey Ferris/GW Invitational at the Smith Center. The meet featured five other teams, including event-winner North Carolina as well as Temple, Cornell, William & Mary and the University of Pennsylvania. The invitational honored program alumna Lindsey Ferris, who died […]

Study says social media do not hurt grades

Professors may have to stop blaming Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for their students’ unfinished papers and poor grades, according to a study from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Contrary to popular myth, there is no correlation between student grades and heavy usage of online social media, the study found. […]

Staff Editorial: Helping Haiti

In the wake of natural disaster, the GW community has always been willing to respond. Whether opening classes to students displaced by a hurricane or holding a benefit concert for victims of a tsunami on the other side of the world, GW isn’t a university that stands idly by. Now that the world has turned […]

Writing center moves to first floor of Gelman

The GW Writing Center will move to a new home in Gelman Library with the hopes that more students will use the service, a University administrator said last week. The center – which gives students free help and advice on papers written for class – was originally located in Rome Hall, but will now be […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday SEAS Seminar: How I Got Started Listen to engineering alumni talk about how they broke into the field during the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s kickoff lecture series. Funger Hall room 103 | 6 p.m. “Where the Wild Things Are” Relive your wildest childhood memories and watch one of this fall’s biggest blockbusters. […]

Matt Ingoglia: Living up to our core beliefs

If you’re like me and get to live on campus with your best friends, you can’t wait to get back to your room after a long day of classes, internships or errands. There’s just something about relaxing with your roommates that helps assuage your anxiety and puts you in a better mood. That feeling of […]