February 10, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 41

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

GW sees spike in cybercrime cases

Cybercrime is escalating at GW, mirroring the findings of a recent report released by a top information technology company. GW has seen growth in both the number and type of computer security incidents at the University, paralleling computer security company McAfee’s report that cybercrime has been increasing by double digits every year. The top scams […]

Colonials fall to rival Charlotte in home game

It looked like the GW women’s basketball team was building some momentum after ending a program-worst 11 game losing streak. Entering their matchup Wednesday, the Colonials were coming off a two-game winning streak and were poised to match their season best winning streak by adding a third. Consecutive victories weren’t in the cards, however, as […]

Sex Column: Dear Mr. Lonely Heart

I planned to write about relationship sex but the idea seemed unnecessary upon second thought. Anyone who is in or has been in a relationship is well versed in the better sex brought on by familiarity and intimacy. Instead, I pen my latest column to Mr. Lonely Heart, the man who is going without a […]

Students advocate to be involved in D.C. redistricting

The process of redistricting the District kicks into gear next month, bringing with it the age-old question of how the city’s transient student population should be represented. D.C.’s population broke the 600,000-person mark in the 2010 Census – which some attribute to the Census’ policy to count students at their college residence, rather than their […]

At Whit’s End

It feels a little bit like an episode of “The Bachelor.” Okay, that’s probably a bit of an exaggeration. But something’s not right. It’s like a McFadden’s on a Thursday night or a GW journalism class: too many girls, not enough boys. It’s Friday night dinner, and usually it doesn’t feel this way. Usually going […]

Students rank high as Sporcle users

GW students may have a new excuse for all of those in-class distractions professors complain about. The University inched up the rankings on Sporcle, a popular trivia quiz website created in 2007, moving from No. 23 last week to No. 16 for the week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. Factors considered for top 25 […]

The fashion behind the politicos

If one of the responsibilities of our political officials is to dress in a way that makes their messages easier to digest, the male speakers had a great deal to learn from their female counterparts at Live from the White House: Making and Shaping the News, featuring four former presidential press secretaries, in Lisner Auditorium […]

Board to set tuition, financial aid

The University’s highest governing body is set to approve next year’s tuition increase and financial aid pool amount at its quarterly meeting this Friday. The University will likely request between $155 and $159 million toward financial aid from the Board of Trustees, Robert Chernak, senior vice provost and senior vice president for Student and Academic […]

Valentine’s Day Guide: Six types of love

Obsession. Passion. Jealousy. Affection. Love can ignite a lot of crazy emotions in us. And whether single or in a relationship, we all have people in our lives we share these emotions with. This Valentine’s Day, which color of love do you fall into? Mania Mania is the more obsessive type of love that is […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Ladies, rein in the V-Day hype

The Valentine’s Day mascot is a miserable little boy throwing arrows at people, forcing them into love. There are two things to take away from this. First, we need someone to force us to fall in love. Second, cupid is male. Cupid’s sex is perhaps the single most ironic thing about Valentine’s Day. In reality, […]