February 18, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 43

Stories from the February 18, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University still $90 million short of fundraising goal

More than seven months into the fiscal year, the University has raised less than a third of its annual fundraising goal, a member of the Board of Trustess said last week. The University has set lofty goals for fundraising this year, pledging to raise $131 million by June 30. But seven and a half months […]

Communications expert discusses public perceptions of Israel

Internationally acclaimed expert on the Middle East Neil Lazarus said the rise of social media and an increase in tourism to Israel can help bolster Israel’s image worldwide at an event Tuesday night at the Hillel. Lazarus – who spoke to about 30 students on behalf of the Israeli Embassy – speaks to more than […]

Student reports assault in library

A female student was forcibly fondled in Gelman Library last weekend, according to a University Crime Alert sent out Wednesday afternoon. The alleged victim, whose age was not disclosed, was “assisting the suspect” when the suspect “put his hands down her pants and up her shirt,” according to the Crime Alert. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard […]

Kelly Zentgraf: Raising awareness over eating disorders

Instead of continuing my internship at the National Institutes of Health this summer, I spent weeks attending post-meal therapy, waking up at 4 a.m. for blood pressure checks, and meeting women connected to me more deeply than I can articulate. I was in inpatient treatment for an eating disorder, which had been developing and worsening […]

Teach For America attracts more applications

Around 170 GW seniors applied to Teach For America this year, a TFA spokeswoman said this week, and the service-oriented program is continuing to see a sharp rise in applicants. TFA reported drastic jumps in applications in both 2008 and 2009, and the program has seen a record number of prospective participants this year, resulting […]

‘Hot Mommas’ feature female mentors

Correction appended A GW professor created a network of business women by collecting personal stories to communicate, teach, share and mentor others about how to negotiate finding a balance between having a personal life and school or work-the Hot Mammas Project. Kathy Korman Frey, a GW professor of the women’s entrepreneurial leadership class, consultant and […]

Colonials win battle with Minutemen

When the best rebounding team in the Atlantic 10 comes to town, it’s time to hit the boards. So the day before the GW men’s basketball team hosted Massachusetts, head coach Karl Hobbs turned a stat sheet into a motivational ploy, telling his players the number of rebounds they averaged in relation to their minutes […]

Justin Guiffre: The president of cool

In the wake of the most epic snowstorm D.C. has ever witnessed, I am left with three things: a ton of work I didn’t do, a liver that has yet to forgive my snow day activities and a new outlook on University President Steven Knapp. I could have easily predicted the first two, but I […]

SAC looks to track down Haiti funds

Student organizations raised more than $7,500 for relief efforts following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, but at least one organization has yet to deposit its raised funds, a GW official said Tuesday. Executive Director of the Student Activities Center Tim Miller said his office is taking an active role in tracking down smaller fundraisers by […]