February 16, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 42

Stories from the February 16, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Amid snowfall, professors hold virtual classes

After many classes fell behind on their intended lesson plans during last week’s four snow days, some professors decided to hold virtual classes to thwart the bad weather. Executive Vice President Donald Lehman announced Thursday evening that the University would hold make-up classes over four days at the end of April to replace the sessions […]

TV show boosts popularity for venues

MTV’s television show “The Real World” settled down in the District last summer, and though its eight roommates left in the fall, some D.C. organizations featured on the show are reporting a bump in popularity. During filming, the cast made its way to a number of noticeable D.C. locations and, according to The Washington Post, […]

Make-up plan draws ire from students

The University announced classes will be held on reading days and a Saturday to compensate for the classes canceled during the historic snowfall in D.C. last week, but some students are calling the policy disastrous. The regular academic calendar allows for one make-up day, but after four and a half days of classes were canceled […]

Managing your credit in the real world

Last time we spoke with financial consultant Peter Bielagus about how to manage a budget. Now, professor of finance Neil Cohen takes us through applying for a credit card – even without a credit history – and the best ways to maintain a good credit score. Cohen says students are ideal prospects for new credit […]

Places of worship vary for religious students

No matter the religion one practices, there is always a special location – a temple, a church, a synagogue – that serves as a place for worship. In many ways, these settings are a symbol of the beliefs they embody. Religion at GWPart 2 Places of worship vary for religious students This is the second […]

Developing brawn and brains

Correction appended</strong Tucked in a tiny building on 23rd Street behind Fulbright Hall, behind a door that looks more like an emergency exit than an entrance, lies a small but precious part of the University: the exercise science department. It is one of seven departments under the School of Public Health and Health Services, offering […]

Student group embraces conservatism, controversy

Waking up at 6:30 a.m. on a January morning in 30 degree weather is not Florida native Carlos Vazquez’s idea of a good time. But as he and fellow members of GW’s Young America’s Foundation hammered 1,300 white crosses into the ground in University Yard to symbolize aborted pregnancies for their “Cemetery of Innocents” event, […]