February 7, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 40

Stories from the February 7, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Study: mental health issues on the rise

A nationwide study found that mental health issues among college freshmen are at the highest level they’ve been in 25 years, a finding which the director of the University Counseling Center said is in line with the increased number of UCC visits among all students. The University of California, Los Angeles survey found a 12 […]

Director search riles adjunct faculty

Faculty and alumni of the Graduate School of Political Management are firing back against top University officials for not weighing their opinions during the search for the school’s new executive director. Irked adjunct faculty members and alumni said the dean of the College of Professional Studies has a limited vision for the program, and doesn’t […]

Funding cuts may mean fewer officers at bars, clubs

Bars and clubs may have to pay more out of pocket to hire Metropolitan Police security, after the D.C. Council voted to reduce funding to the MPD reimbursable detail program. The program – which allows businesses to hire off-duty officers for patrols in their area – saw its funding cut in half, dropping to $500,000. […]

University receives Carnegie Foundation research accolade

A prestigious research organization named GW a school with “very high research activity,” an achievement for the University, which has placed an increased emphasis on research since hiring President Steven Knapp. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – a nonprofit research foundation dedicated to supporting education – placed GW as one of the […]

Colonials hold off 49ers in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It had been just three days since the men’s basketball team’s 84-59 loss to Duquesne last week when GW took the court Saturday afternoon on the road against Charlotte. Sixty-seven hours was all that separated the Colonials from one of their worst performances of the season, a sloppy game that featured a […]

Colonials snap road skid at Saint Louis

As the women’s basketball team walked off the court at Saint Louis Saturday night, it was leaving with something more than a victory. The Colonials were walking away having proved what head coach Mike Bozeman articulated throughout the teams’ recent struggles: They were fighters. With a 49-36 win over Saint Louis, GW (7-15, 2-6 Atlantic […]

District students fight noise ordinance

A new law targeting city-goers who make loud noise in D.C. is raising concern among area students, who believe the directive is specifically aimed at college students. The law, which went into effect Tuesday, makes it illegal “to make an unreasonably loud noise between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. that is likely to annoy or […]

Admissions process favors legacies

Applicants with a parent who attended GW are 1.5 times more likely to be accepted into the University, but legacy applicants get less preferential treatment at the University than legacies at other highly selective colleges. A study by a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education found that students applying to a parent’s […]

Kelsey Rohwer: A month of celebrations and sacrifice

The Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day fall just 8 days apart this year, and while you may think that no two days have less in common, you’d be wrong. Although the Super Bowl is not a national holiday – nor is Valentine’s Day, some would argue – sports enthusiasts wait for the big game all […]

Women’s squash earns Senior Day victory

Their seasons won’t end for another month, but for both the men’s and women’s squash teams there was a sense of urgency Saturday afternoon against Franklin and Marshall for Senior Day. Every athlete in a GW uniform Saturday wanted to see seniors Mike Bower, Tiffany Hingley and Eliza Ehrlich come away with one last team […]