November 22, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 29

Stories from the November 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

W. squash splits Saturday double-header After opening its season with three nine-game sweeps in its first three matches, the women’s squash team dropped its first contest of the season, a 6-3 defeat at the hands of Columbia. The Colonials took the first two games against the 20th-ranked Lions, but proceeded to drop the next six […]

GW Prime Movers partners with White House

Prime Movers Media, the GW program that tutors underprivileged District high school students in journalism, has partnered with the White House Correspondents’ Association. The organization, which comprises professional journalists in the White House press corps, will bring members to volunteer with participants in the Prime Movers program. The program pairs GW student interns with professional […]

Medical students to travel to Haiti

As Haiti grapples with the aftermath of a cholera outbreak, the GW Medical Center is facing its own obstacles of how to help the country. Since 2004 the University has been affiliated with Project Medishare, a nonprofit organization based in Miami that provides medical assistance to rural areas of Haiti. Prior to the 7.0 earthquake […]

Study: Foggy Bottom has two ‘high crime’ areas

Parts of the Foggy Bottom Campus have been designated high-crime areas, according to a report by the District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute. Regions around the Foggy Bottom Campus, including the city blocks around the Metro station, Eye Street, Pennsylvania Avenue and 22nd Street, are all designated as high-crime areas according to average yearly crime […]

Long-serving Student Activities Center adviser to leave University

A top Student Activities Center adviser who advises some of the largest student organizations announced that she will be leaving the University next month.. Assistant Director of SAC Bridgette Behling manages Welcome Week, the Excellence in Student Life Awards, Graduate Life and the Alternative Breaks program, among others, and is leaving GW Dec. 2 after […]

Media outreach is a priority for Knapp

Steven Knapp is comfortable answering questions – he is quick on his feet, even when reporters push tough questions. And he should be; GW’s 16th president is in the limelight enough to be a media veteran. Since June, Knapp has written five articles or editorials, made about 75 public appearances and has been interviewed more […]

Construction to shutter Building K

The director of the Exercise and Sport Activity Program fears the program’s course offerings will be cut in half next year, as the program’s main building will be demolished to make way for the Science and Engineering Complex. Alex Dickman, director of the program, said about 1,300 students take classes in Building K – the […]

D.C. to become regional Megabus hub

D.C. will become the next regional hub for the low-cost Megabus bus service beginning Dec. 15, just in time for the holiday travel season. Megabus said it is adding 36 trips from 11 cities to D.C., due to the growing popularity of the bus industry and the demand in D.C. for low-cost travel. Dale Moser, […]

CDs, CRs receive $40,000 SA co-sponsorship

The College Democrats and College Republicans received a $40,000 co-sponsorship from the Student Association last week – the largest single co-sponsorship allocated this year – funds which will go toward a joint political debate with yet-to-be-announced big-name speakers. The SA’s monetary support is the largest single allocation doled out in recent memory, and surpasses the […]