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.

Crime Log

Attempted Theft 2/2/11 – 10 p.m. Location: Ross Hall loading dock Case closed University Police responded to a report of a subject unaffiliated with GW taking items out of the dumpster located on the Ross Hall loading dock. Subject barred from campus Burglary 2/3/11 – Time unknownLocation: Somers HallCase closed A student reported to UPD […]

Golden State applicants boost California past New Jersey

The University has become an increasingly popular choice for students from California, likely due to overcrowding and financial uncertainty, a University offical speculated this week. The number of applicants from California grew nearly 22 percent this year, making the state the second largest draw of applicants behind New York State. The increase now puts California […]

SEAS receives $8 million donation

A trustee emeritus pledged $8 million to the School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish a scholarship fund for prospective students. The scholarship program will provide merit scholarships to 20 elite engineering students selected by a panel of SEAS alumni, faculty and engineers working in the field. Clark Scholars, named after benefactor A. James […]

GW unveils anti-smoking campaign

The University launched a campaign to offer resources and counseling to smokers looking to kick their habit, going against the national trend of colleges banning smoking on campus all together. Rather than instituting a smoke-free policy, the University started the “Be a Quitter!” campaign, which offers a hotline to call for information on support services […]

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 […]