January 10, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 32

Stories from the January 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colonials drop sixth-straight with home loss

GW head Coach Mike Bozeman knows that the biggest hurdle facing his team isn’t something he can easily address in practice. The Colonials dropped their sixth-straight game to Richmond Saturday, falling 68-55. GW (5-10, 0-1 Atlantic 10) faltered in the second half after coming out strong in the first. It’s a pattern of play the […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Post-breakup competitions

The holidays, and college itself, seem to make what is already bad about breaking up even worse. Whether we all buckle under the pressure of choosing a gift for our significant other, or see the next semester as the perfect opportunity to start over with someone new, last semester’s relationships can easily dissolve over the […]

Data show fewer GW students are cheating

The number of students charged with academic dishonesty is falling, mirroring a trend over the past four years. There was a 9 percent fall in the number of students charged with breaking GW’s Code of Academic Integrity since the 2006-2007 academic year, according to data from the Office of Academic Integrity. Twenty-five students have faced […]

Staff Editorial: The benefits of the GW Early College Program

In 2009, GW partnered with the School Without Walls to allow talented students to take classes at GW while still enrolled as high school students. The GW Early College Program offers the opportunity for high school juniors to take college classes with waived GW tuition. After receiving a high school diploma, those students are eligible […]

Riders unhappy with Metro bag searches

Metro is facing harsh criticism from riders after implementing a controversial bag inspection measure in December to beef up security. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced the new bag check policy – based on programs in place in New York and Boston – to improve rider protection by randomly selecting carry-on items for searches […]

The power of language

“I never dreamed that I’d have the opportunity to attend a university, especially in the U.S.,” Makwei Mabioor Deng said. “It was like something out of the movies.” Deng was selected to receive a full scholarship to GW as part of the Banaa Scholarship Program because of his academic talent and his desire to bring […]

Study: Neanderthal diet only slightly different from human diet

A new study by a team of GW researchers found that Neanderthal diets incorporated cooked and raw vegetables and did not rely exclusively on meat-based food sources for sustenance. This find refutes theories that Neanderthals’ demise resulted from a primitive, meat-dependent lifestyle. Dr. Amanda Henry, the lead researcher involved in the discovery, said Neanderthals might […]

Obama taps adjunct for special counsel

President Barack Obama nominated a GW Law School professor last month to lead the Office of Special Counsel for his administration. Carolyn Lerner – an adjunct professor working at GW since the spring of 2007 – must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before her five-year term as special counsel can begin. The OSC is […]

Sports in Brief

Winter Break Recap Men’s Basketball at Oregon State Dec. 18 W, 87-79 vs. East Carolina Dec. 22 W, 82-80 at Alabama-Birmingham Dec. 27 L, 79-44 vs. Holy Cross Dec. 31 W, 58-57 at Howard Jan. 2 W, 85-50 vs. La Salle Jan. 5 W, 72-67 Women’s Basketball at American University Dec. 18 L, 64-60 at […]