October 25, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 21

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

Slice of Life: Wacky weather woes

I’m not normally one to make assumptions, but based on my recent experience, I’m forced to believe that Mother Nature is on crack. And dressing appropriately for her addiction is a battle I lose everyday. Weather.com is my crutch in times like these, but it isn’t of much help to me when it tells me […]

Bradley Dlatt: GW students need time to recharge

As we move into the second half of the fall semester, it is a good time to take a moment and think about where we are and where we want to be – both as students and as a community. Looking back at the past few weeks, it is hard not to feel both a […]

Calendar

Monday Going Viral: How Campaigns are Using Social Media Moderated by Politico’s Ben Smith, the panel discussion will look at the ways candidates used social media this election cycle. Jack Morton Auditorium  6:30 p.m. Tuesday “An Eye on Food” Film Series Ana Sofia Joanes, producer and director of “Fresh,” will screen and discuss her […]

Men’s soccer still winless in Atlantic 10

Atlantic 10 play has not been kind to the men’s soccer team this season. The Colonials have scored just once in their five A-10 games so far and are winless in conference play. If GW hopes to get into the winning column against a conference opponent this season, it will have to do so on […]

More students use Writing Center

An uptick in visitors this semester has forced the Writing Center to hire new tutors and extend hours for current tutors in hopes of meeting student demand for the center. The Writing Center saw a 26 percent increase in students receiving tutoring last week compared to the same week last year, said Christy Zink, who […]

Medical Faculty Associates purchases German Embassy

GW Medical Faculty Associates purchased a nearby building housing an embassy for $49.5 million this month to expand the medical group’s workspace. The MFA – a nonprofit that separated from the University in 2000 – cites its growth as the reason for the additional building, and the group plans to occupy the space at 2300 […]

Tutors say Language Center goes unused

The Language Center, a service for students taking foreign language classes, offers hours of free language tutoring daily, but tutors say students rarely use the program. The center, which offers free tutoring in 12 languages and employs 18 tutors, is funded by a $50 to $80 language course fee, which is required for some language […]

GW suffers second straight weekend sweep

The GW women’s soccer team damaged its chances of earning an Atlantic 10 tournament bid with back-to-back losses over the weekend, falling first 2-1 to Fordham Friday and then to La Salle 1-0 Sunday. It was the second time in as many weekends that GW was swept in a pair of road games, and the […]

GW eyes Kennedy Center parking spots

GW is looking to lease parking spaces from the Kennedy Center and the Square 54 development project to compensate for spaces that will be lost when the University demolishes its parking garage in the next two years. The demolition will make way for the Science and Engineering Complex. Susi Cora, a director of real estate […]