March 11, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 49

Stories from the March 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Madeline Twomey: Cleaning my digital footprint

Someone once made the joke to me that no one our age can ever be president, because we all have some mistake documented on Facebook. A recent New York Times article reported that 30 percent of all employers check Facebook as a screening mechanism. But it’s not just future employers you should be concerned about […]

Staff Editorial: The seemingly impossible

Basketball is a sport that feeds off the outwardly impossible. Players appear to soar as they make incredible dunks; seemingly insurmountable leads are overcome in minutes; and on those rare occasions a desperate buzzer-beater will hang in the air as a moment stretches into eternity. This year, the men’s basketball program has done what may […]

Kip Kosek: Why I banned laptops

Madeline Twomey’s excellent Op-Ed challenges the GW community to think hard about technology and education. Twomey was “appalled” to find that one of her professors banned laptops from discussion sections. As the professor responsible for that decision, I may be able to shed some light on it. I have come to believe that laptops with […]

Bradley Dlatt: SA elections from an insider’s perspective

For most of us, Student Association elections are a yearly headache. They represent a time of year when we each go out of our way to avoid getting palm-carded in Kogan. We also have to deal with that annoying kid in our hallway, class or student org who just won’t leave us alone about supporting […]

Crime Log

Correction appended Disorderly Conduct 3/4/2010 – Fulbright Hall – 1 a.m. – Case closed University Police responded to a report of objects being thrown from Fulbright. On arrival, a complainant stated that he was walking down the sidewalk and observed an object being thrown. The complainant thought the object was a beer can, while officers […]

Foggy Bottom Grocery to kick off soft opening this week

The new Foggy Bottom Grocery will open its doors Thursday for a soft opening intended to give recently hired employees experience running the store. Though the opening is only for invited “family and friends,” owner Kris Hart said his operation’s grocery area will be welcoming walk-in customers over spring break. The deli will open when […]

Basketball Notebook

Recruit commits Now that the focus of the GW men’s basketball team has begun to shift ahead, one question about next year’s team will be what head coach Karl Hobbs and his staff have in the recruiting pipeline to follow up this year’s stellar freshman class. Nineteen-year-old GW recruit Nemanja Mikic is at least part […]

Students will receive Census forms in residence halls

The U.S. Census Bureau has teamed up with the GW Housing Programs and GW’s department of Government, Community and International Relations to streamline the process of counting students, the University’s top government relations official said last week. All students in GW residence halls will be given census forms to fill out from their house staff […]

Business school sees rankings bump

Correction appended GW’s School of Business jumped 14 spaces in this year’s BusinessWeek magazine rankings to No. 51 in the nation, the University announced last week. The overall ranking is based on student satisfaction surveys, post-graduation achievements and general academic quality. GW was also given an academic quality ranking of No. 23 based on average […]