February 14, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 42

Stories from the February 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

What’s the deal with… 4-RIDE and alcohol

Whether you’re intoxicated and need a ride home or you’re just trying to get a quick ride back to campus with a bottle of booze in your backpack, 4-RIDE is prepared to deal with you. University Police Department Chief Kevin Hay said the 4-RIDE drivers are trained to call an officer if a passenger is […]

Colonials adjusting to short bench

When the injury bug bit the women’s basketball team early in the season, the Colonials weren’t quite ready for it. With as many as five players sitting on the bench in sweats, other players were forced to play through nagging injuries that they otherwise would have been able to keep off of, while the few […]

Staff Editorial: Restore JEC’s power to file violations

The Joint Elections Committee – the oversight body for student-wide elections – has historically been tasked with two roles. The first was to scrutinize SA campaigns and investigate violations. The second was to decide whether those violations deserved repercussions. But the people the JEC held accountable banned the body from filing violations. Though members of […]

GW uses strong second half to earn win

AMHERST, Mass. – It’s a sight that men’s basketball fans have grown accustomed to this season: the Colonials splitting the game in half and playing just 20 minutes of good basketball. It’s a pattern that has typically resulted in GW losses for much of the season. It was more or less the same story for […]

Undergrad default rate beats U.S. average

GW undergraduates default on significantly fewer federal student loans compared to their peers nationally, according to newly released government data. Fewer than 1.5 percent of undergraduates defaulted on their federal student loans in 2008, according to data from the Department of Education. The GW default rate is about 6 percent less than the national average […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: Enough with the GWireless timeouts

GW students want to know what’s going on with their Internet.? GWireless, the on-campus connection to the Web, is reliably unreliable. Internet has timed out too many times to count this semester, causing major inconveniences to students attempting to take online quizzes or complete homework assignments. GW doesn’t seem to understand that the lack of […]

University expands medical coverage

The University expanded faculty and staff medical benefits to cover opposite-sex domestic partners, a University official confirmed last week. GW has offered health benefits for same-sex domestic partners for several years, and University officials said the additional coverage for opposite-sex partners allows unmarried couples in committed relationships to receive the same benefits as married couples, […]