March 25, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 50

Stories from the March 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

82 academic integrity violations given last year

Though the Academic Integrity Office strives to inform professors and students about the academic code and its consequences, 82 violations were found during the 2008-2009 academic year. According to data from the office, the perpetrators were half male, half female, with 74 percent being undergraduate students. The majority – 76 percent of these violations – […]

Men’s volleyball club sees spike in success

A year ago GW’s men’s club volleyball team didn’t have a place to practice. In a week, they will be on their way to Kentucky for a national championship tournament. Such has been the up-and-down nature of the club over its history. “The men’s volleyball club has been on and off for a long time,” […]

Housing puts 700 students on wait list

More than 700 students have been waitlisted for 2010-2011 University housing, a University official said Tuesday, with 150 rising sophomores who are guaranteed housing by D.C. law left unsure where they will live next year. Seth Weinshel, director of GW Housing Programs, said the number of students on the wait list for campus housing is […]

Sports in Brief

Baseball beaten by Mason Despite turning 10 hits and six walks into nine runs, the GW baseballteam lost 10-9 at George Mason in extra innings Wednesday for its second consecutive one-run loss. The Colonials (9-8) and the Patriots exchanged early scoring bursts, with Mason’s 6-3 lead through three innings being erased by a trio of […]

Masked thief fumbles Tonic robbery

Witnesses of a robbery at Tonic Restaurant earlier this month told city police they recognized the alleged thief as a worker for a local food delivery service, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The suspect, described in the report as a 6-foot tall black male between 30 and 40 years old and wearing a […]

Grad programs to be some of cheapest in District next year

Correction appended Tuition rates for graduate programs on the Foggy Bottom campus are slated to increase 5 percent for the 2011 fiscal year, a University official said this week, but GW’s graduate programs will still be some of the least expensive in the District. Graduate-level tuition will increase to $1,175 per credit hour for the […]

Program Board taps State Radio to lead Fountain Fling

State Radio, an alternative rock band from Massachusetts, will headline the 2010 Fountain Fling, Program Board Executive Vice Chair Wesley Callahan said late Wednesday night. The band, led by Chad Stokes Urmston – a former member of the band Dispatch – will perform April 24 on the Mount Vernon Quad. The event is scheduled to […]

Local library’s renovation plans proceed

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has chosen a $150 million proposal to renovate the West End fire station and library located just off campus, echoing recommendations from two neighborhood groups. EastBanc Inc. will redevelop the library at 24th and L streets and the fire station at 23rd and M streets, and construction on the two buildings […]

Lifton names Gelman renovations a top goal

Student Association President-elect Jason Lifton declared improving Gelman Library his first priority and pledged to work with students, the Washington Research Library Consortium and University administrators to improve the aging and often overcrowded building. Lifton said he plans to work with Ryan Last, founder of the Facebook fan page “Get Gelman Going,” which has gathered […]

Model UN team wins diplomacy awards in Taiwan

This spring break the GW Model United Nations delegation made their third-annual voyage to the World Model UN Conference, traveling the furthest the group has ever been for the event, to Taipei, Taiwan. A team of six GW students made its way to the Asian country for the 2010 World Model UN Conference – a […]