February 4, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 39

Stories from the February 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Matt Ingoglia: Don’t underestimate student initiative

The month of February holds tremendous significance for GW’s aspiring politicos and campaign managers. With the Student Association elections mere weeks away, our campus will soon look less like a university and more like a swing state. Candidates will shout from the roofs of strategically parked cars, palm cards will litter the streets, and caffeine-fueled […]

UPD responds to increase in phone robberies with more patrol units

Web Exclusive University Police will increase patrol units near the west side of campus after a victim reported being beaten and robbed for his cell phone Saturday, the Chief of University Police said Tuesday. “We are focusing additional staff on the areas where the robberies have been more prevalent, which is the west side of […]

Letters to the Editor: ‘The Source’ and MLK Day of Service

SMPA’s ‘The Source’ canceled As an SMPA alumnus, I was saddened to read that the SMPA has canceled “The Source” (Feb. 1). Currently, I am a studio camera operator at CNN’s Washington D.C. bureau, and much of my hands-on training came directly from Professor Roxanne Russell’s class. In fact, I think it’s probably safe to […]

D.C. begins new, stricter parking regulations

Web Exclusive The District Department of Transportation tightened parking regulations for D.C. drivers this month, with extended hours and days, designed to raise more money for the city and encourage parking spot turnovers, a spokesperson for the agency said. In most areas of the District, parking meter effective hours run from 7 a.m. to 6:30 […]

Students bid top dollar for housing

The Residence Hall Association auctioned off 10 residence hall rooms and three prize packages with a top bid of $15,000 at the 45th annual Martha’s Marathon this Tuesday in Columbian Square. All the proceeds from the event, which brings students together to bid thousands of dollars on top housing opportunities for next year, will benefit […]

GSPM study: Journalists increasingly utilize social media sites

Web Exclusive Correction appended A national survey co-conducted by the founding director of a Graduate School of Political Management master’s degree program recently found that a majority of journalists routinely utilize social media sources when researching stories. The online survey, conducted during September and October of last year, found 56 percent of the 371 print […]

Technical issues delay crime alerts

A “technical issue” last week prevented two crime alerts from being e-mailed to the full student body until a day after the alerts were posted, a spokeswoman for the University said. The two crimes – reports of a man exposing his genitals to women on campus and an unauthorized access to and burglary in Amsterdam […]

Spring Break Guide: Cruise

There may be snow on the ground but spring break is right around the corner. Not sure what to do? We’ve put together five options for a vacation, all at different price levels to suit any budget. Cruise | Ski Resort | Staying Home | Europe | Canada Why worry about all the details for […]

LCME lifts medical school probation

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ accreditation probation was lifted Wednesday morning, school officials confirmed, ending an embarrassing 15-month ordeal. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the school’s accreditation board, placed the University’s medical doctorate program on probation in October 2008 for problems in several areas, including curriculum management, lack of lounge and study […]

Managing money in a post-grad life

“Welcome to the Real World.” The word ‘budget’ may send chills up students’ spines – especially if they are approaching graduation. But if students take the appropriate steps, managing their finances could be easier than imagined, said Peter Bielagus, financial coach and consultant. Bielagus said students who start planning before graduation will be more prepared […]