September 9, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 8

Stories from the September 9, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Experts warn of ‘laptop-itis’

A new disease is sweeping college campuses across the country. More widespread than swine flu or bed bugs, three of every four students are at risk for “laptop-itis,” according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Doctors found that use of a laptop encourages bad posture, which can lead to headaches, […]

Report: To date, nearly 4,000 people barred from campus

Nearly 4,000 individuals have been barred from GW property by the University Police Department to date. A bar notice – given by UPD to persons permanently forbidden from setting foot on campus – is a written notice signed by an offender acknowledging he or she will be charged with unlawful entry and arrested if found […]

A mandatory stint abroad

His spit turned to ice in freezing winters. Sweat dripped down the side of his face during the sweltering hot summers. While his friends were enjoying the comforts of D.C., senior Joo Yeol Lim was forced to stand rigid every day for two years, playing the alto saxophone in the South Korean military band. Every […]

GW, Politico launch joint bipartisan polling venture

The University is expected to announce Thursday that it will partner with Politico – the popular news organization that covers Washington politics – to produce the bipartisan Battleground Poll, just in time to conduct surveys before the November midterm elections. GW began to sponsor the Battleground Poll, which is conducted by two pollsters from both […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 9/01/2010 – 11:55 a.m. Location: West End Case closed The University Police Department responded to GW Housing Programs staff to assist with an administrative search and discovered 3.5 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol. Referred to Student Judicial Services 9/06/2010 – 12:15 a.m. Location: Philip Amsterdam Hall Case closed UPD responded […]

Crosby finds happiness on court at GW

When Katie Crosby was a senior in high school, she made what she thought was a smart decision. As a volleyball player at Los Alamitos High School in Southern California, Crosby was a star. She won a California Interscholastic Championship, was named to all-tournament teams and won most valuable player awards. She was good – […]

Goals outlined at first Student Association meeting

Correction appended Student Association President Jason Lifton outlined the SA’s goals and upcoming initiatives for the school year at the body’s first Senate meeting of the year Tuesday night. Lifton said one of his top priorities of the year is to increase the amount of study space available on campus. He said turning the 3rd […]

Sports In Brief

Men’s soccer scores three in first half, wins on road The men’s soccer team scored three first-half goals Wednesday night on its way to a 4-2 win on the road at Longwood. The Colonials were led offensively by junior Mike Burke, whose eleventh-minute goal put GW up 1-0 early on. Burke scored again in the […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Sen. Mark Begich to speak to College Democrats The Alaska Senator will talk about the upcoming midterm elections. Funger Hall room 103 7:30 p.m. Friday Hispanic Heritage Night Nationals Tickets Join the Multicultural Student Services Center for a night at the ball park. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Rudy Mayor […]