March 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 48

Stories from the March 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Financial aid form axed for continuing students

The University has eliminated the need to file a portion of the current financial aid application for continuing students, in hopes of easing the paperwork burden for continuing students applying for assistance. Continuing students will no longer need to fill out the CSS Profile, an application component run by the College Board that costs $25 […]

One train, two worlds

“Welcome to a world where you have privilege based on the color of your skin.” This statement was part of a lecture on contemporary South African issues during my first week as a student at the University of Cape Town. My professor was discussing the details of life in this unique area of the world, […]

Quidditch flies at GW

For all the hidden Harry Potter fans across campus, the time has come to step out of the broom closet. That’s because the GW Hippogriffs, the University’s new student Quidditch league, has arrived. Formed by sophomores Kelsey McPherson and Jenny Durina, the new organization brings together students who have a penchant for combining witchcraft with […]

Temple proves too much for GW

PHILADELPHIA – All it took was just a few plays in just a few minutes for GW’s game at No. 20/16 Temple (AP, ESPN/USA Today) to irreversibly shift to the host’s favor. A quick layup by Lavoy Allen, one a minute later from Ryan Brooks, and a midcourt Brooks steal that led to a breakaway […]

In Brief: Women’s tennis takes down Saint Joseph’s at home

Despite chilly temperatures, the gleaming sun and breezes that could wreak havoc on the ball, the GW women’s tennis team rebounded from a Friday loss to beat Saint Joseph’s 6-1 Saturday in the team’s first outdoor match of the year. The Colonials were off to a good start Saturday, winning the doubles point handedly. No. […]

‘Get Gelman Going’ group seeks library renovations

Correction appended At some point in many students’ careers, he or she looks up from a pile of overzealously highlighted textbooks, crumpled stacks of loose leaf, and haphazardly strewn empty Starbucks cups and realizes he or she has been holed up in Gelman Library for the better part of a week. But even with the […]

Men’s basketball ready for return to A-10 tournament

PHILADELPHIA – Before doing so more than a week ago, the GW men’s basketball team hadn’t qualified for the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament since winning it in 2007. So when the Colonials travel to Dayton next Tuesday for their first-round game against the Flyers, it will be uncharted territory for all but three members […]

300 more apply for GW housing

The iHousing lottery system received about 300 more applications than last year, with Ivory Tower and The Dakota as students’ most popular choices, a GW Housing Programs official said this week. Director of GW Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said the application numbers – particularly the popularity of The Dakota – were expected. “The number of […]

Rabbi ousted from GW Hospital holds rally

Web Exclusive Supporters of a GW Hospital rabbi who was fired last summer rallied in her support on Friday in front of the GW Hospital, demanding that Rabbi Tamara Miller be reinstated as the head of spiritual care at the hospital. Miller will soon be filing a wrongful termination complaint, her attorney Lynne Bernabei said […]