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.

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, […]

Despite season high, gymnastics falls at home

The GW women’s gymnastics team put up its highest team score of the season in Sunday’s “Think Pink” meet against North Carolina State, but it was not enough to knock off the first-place guests as the Wolfpack beat the Colonials 194.325-190.275. N.C. State’s Taylor Seaman won the all-around competition with a score of 39.150, followed […]

Colonials snap losing skid in Bronx

BRONX, N.Y. – It had been a while since there was a scene like Saturday’s on the GW men’s basketball team’s bench: head coach Karl Hobbs calmly slipping back into his suit coat as most the Colonials’ regulars stood and applauded a quintet of reserves dribbling out the clock. For once, there was no need […]

Women’s basketball stumbles in road loss

Generally speaking, mid-February matchups between teams from the bottom half of the Atlantic 10 are not notable. At this point in the season, the beginning of the season is barely visible in the rear-view mirror, and the excitement of March’s postseason play is just appearing on the horizon. Still, the GW women’s basketball team’s 74-50 […]

Lance Kodish: Looking forward to FoBoGro

How many times in your GW career have you heard a fellow student criticize the food options on campus? As a graduating senior, my answer to this question would literally be in the thousands. Despite constant complaining from those of us who actually fund the school’s operation, neither our administration nor the Student Association has […]