August 26, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 4

Stories from the August 26, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Graduate student defrauded online

A person claiming to own a unit in a popular apartment complex fraudulently advertised an apartment on a housing website in an attempt to get payment from a prospective GW graduate student, according to a University Police crime alert. On or around Aug. 1, the person claiming to own a Columbia Plaza unit advertised on […]

Son of Russian spies is enrolled for fall classes

Tim Foley, a GW student whose parents were convicted of being Russian spies in the largest revealed espionage plot since the end of the Cold War, is enrolled in classes for the fall semester, a University spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. “Tim Foley is studying international affairs and has been enrolled from the fall 2008 – [fall […]

Economy forces student budgeting

Mariah Kimpton won’t be returning to GW this fall. The sophomore said a disappointing financial aid package forced her to discontinue her education. “Going to college means thinking about student loans in the tens of thousands, amounts of money that are still hard for me to comprehend,” Kimpton said. Instead, Kimpton will enroll in a […]

Alumnus leads Fenty in mayoral race polls

Less than one month before the Democratic primary for D.C.’s highly anticipated mayoral race, GW alumnus Vincent Gray has a 5 percentage point lead over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty, a poll by Clarus Research Group shows. Clarus Research Group conducted a poll of 501 registered democrats who self-identified as likely voters in the Sept. 14 […]

Tickets still available for Jimmy Fallon

Half of the tickets for Jimmy Fallon’s upcoming Colonials Weekend performances have been sold, but a University official said he expects sales for the comedian’s show to pick up as the event nears. Peter Konwerski, the newly appointed dean of students, said about one half of the tickets available for Fallon’s two performances Oct. 16 […]

Mastering the hook up

By Saturday night a crowd of freshmen will be teeming outside Thurston Hall, nervous energy palpable and sexual curiosity surfacing. And Sunday morning the first walk-of-shamers will return, filled with stories of upperclassmen, clubs and hook ups they may or may not regret come Monday. Hooking up, whether for the night, the month or the […]

Women’s soccer sets lofty goals for 2010

It didn’t seem to matter to women’s soccer head coach Tanya Vogel that her team fell 1-0 last Saturday at George Mason in its final pre-season exhibition match. She smiled and stood in the light rain, discussing her team’s slow start and missed scoring opportunities, all without a trace of frustration. With her team’s regular […]

GW study surveys adoptive parents

There is no developmental difference between children adopted by homosexual couples versus those adopted by heterosexual couples in the U.S., a recent landmark study featuring a GW professor found. Over the past four years, psychology professor Stephen Forssell worked with two researchers from the University of Virginia to study whether children adopted by homosexual couples […]

Turn your room into a home

You pick up your key, grab your duffle and start making your way down the hallway to your new digs. You open the door and despite your expectations, a dim white box of a room is in front of you. And how many people are living in here? The first day of the fall semester […]