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.

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 […]

Calendar

Monday The Revolutionaries Will Not Be Digitized The fine arts department will open a new exhibit exploring the relationship between visual art and new media tools. Smith Hall Classroom 102 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday NIT Season Tip-Off Before leaving for Thanksgiving break, cheer on the men’s basketball team as it takes on Hampton. Tickets are […]

With upped standards, Presidential Administrative Fellowship apps decrease

Applications for the prestigious Presidential Administrative Fellowship program dropped 36 percent this year. Forty-seven students applied for the fellowship this year, down from 74 one year ago. The PAF program pays tuition toward a master’s degree for selected fellows, who in return work for the University in an administrative capacity. Last year, the program saw […]

Staff Editorial: Breaks help students learn and relax

For many students, these next few days of classes before Thanksgiving are markedly different than the rest of the semester. Even though the University has made classes today and tomorrow mandatory for professors and students, chances are many seats will be empty. Professors will probably end up re-teaching the material once students return next week. […]