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.

New mayor may nix enrollment caps

Newly inaugurated Mayor Vincent Gray said he is open to nixing city-imposed student and employee population caps at D.C. universities, a policy change which could have sweeping implications for the handful of universities across the city. Officials from various D.C. universities argued that removing the caps would aid job growth at a job creation summit […]

College students help propel D.C. population past 600,000

The District’s population surpassed 600,000 people for the first time in decades, according to the 2010 Census, with college students helping to bump up the population count. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 601,723 people currently live in D.C., up from the 572,059 recorded during the 2000 Census. The number is a milestone for the […]

Colonials climb to 2-0 in Atlantic 10 with win

PHILADELPHIA – As his team prepared to face Saint Joseph’s on the road in its second Atlantic 10 game of the season, men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs made sure that his team knew exactly what it would be like walking into Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. In his decade of coaching the Colonials, Hobbs […]

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 […]