December 6, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 31

Stories from the December 6, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University warns of ‘study drug’ use

His books are laid out in front of him, next to a hand-written schedule of looming papers and finals. But this sophomore isn’t worried. He knows he can study for hours without losing focus – all thanks to a pill. The international business major, who spoke on condition of anonymity, called it “steroids for academics.” […]

Navy out-guns Colonials in BB&T Classic

Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs could be forgiven if he got a feeling of déj? vu watching his team in its 64-57 loss Sunday evening against Navy in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center. It was his team’s shooting, or lack thereof, that once again left Hobbs shaking his head after the game […]

Foreign GW students boost economy

International students studying at GW contributed more to the local economy last year than those studying at other D.C.-based colleges, a recent report focused on foreign students found. The 8,500 international students in the District last year contributed more than $300 million to D.C.’s economy. About 2,600 of the students studied at GW and generated […]

GW installs security cameras in Ivory

The University installed nearly $60,000 worth of surveillance equipment in Ivory Tower last week, after University Police were unable to nab the culprits behind the series of vandalism cases that have plagued the residence hall this year. Thirty-six new surveillance cameras will be used to catch – as well as deter – people from vandalizing […]

Williams to take yearlong sabbatical

Vice President for Health Affairs John “Skip” Williams will take a yearlong sabbatical, the University announced Friday, three days after the Washington Post reported that Williams was planning to step down from his position at the end of the year. Williams’ choice to go on sabbatical differs from the Post’s account that Williams would vacate […]

Law students advise BP official

Ten GW Law School students aided a top BP official this semester with the allocation the oil-giant’s $20 billion claims fund established after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last spring. The memorandums the law students wrote suggested giving the money to a wider group of people than BP may have originally […]

Top-ranking GW official donates to Gray transition

The head of GW’s highest governing body donated $2,500 to GW alumnus and Mayor-elect Vincent Gray’s transition committee, a fundraising report released last week shows. Board of Trustees Chairman Russell Ramsey donated to Gray’s transition, according to the report. Donors have the option of designating money to the transition process or to his Jan. 2 […]

University to offer gender-neutral housing option

A yearlong push to add a dramatically progressive option to student living came to a close Thursday, as the University announced it will offer gender-neutral housing next year. The ruling, which will allow students of the opposite sex to live together, will take effect in all but three of the University’s residence halls next year. […]