March 3, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 47

Stories from the March 3, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Plea deal delayed in child porn case

A U.S. judge granted attorneys an extension to resolve the case of Diego Fasolini, a former professor arrested last year for possession of child pornography. Fasolini’s attorney Shawn Moore said in court Monday that he and prosecutor David Kent have a framework in place for a plea deal, but more time is needed for the […]

Megabus increases trips between D.C., Pennsylvania

The low-cost bus service Megabus is increasing the number of trips offered between D.C. and Philadelphia. The company will more than double the number of trips between the two cities, from six bus trips to 13 bus trips daily, Megabus spokeswoman Amanda Mullin said. The service starts March 31. Megabus is also launching an express […]

Crime Log

Theft 2/24/11 – 11:30 p.m. Location: Lerner Health and Wellness Center Open case A student reported to UPD that he left his wallet unattended and when he returned, a credit card was missing. He later noticed unauthorized purchases charged to his account. Open case 2/24/11 – Time unknown Location: South Hall Open case A GW […]

Calendar

Thursday Spade Watch a show with performances choreographed entirely by students. Marvin Center, Betts Theatre – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday Sports industry networking Connect with leaders in the sports industry at the 2011 Sports Industry Networking & Career Conference. Media and Public Affairs Building – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Zip-lining adventure Pay […]

Taylor leads GW past Rhode Island

Correction appended KINGSTON, R.I. – Junior guard Tony Taylor swore Wednesday night when he took the floor against Rhode Island that he wasn’t thinking about his team’s 57-41 loss to Temple last Saturday. He swore he wasn’t thinking about the five points he’d scored against them. He said he didn’t have anything to prove Wednesday […]

Applicant increase smaller than competitors

The University saw one of the smallest jumps in application numbers within its market basket, a discrepancy a University administrator attributes to rising selectivity at the school. GW received 21,400 regular-decision applications this year, an applicant pool about 200 students larger than last year. The 1-percent increase stands in stark contrast to double-digit increases seen […]

Interning with a cultural cause

With the Career Center hosting its Spring 2011 Career and Internship Fair March 8, The Hatchet spoke with two students emphasizing their own cultural heritages in their internships. Freshman interns with Assembly for Turkish American Associations Freshman Gizem Tunca has already started paving the way for her career path by interning for the Assembly of […]

GW pushing study abroad for minorities

Minority students are significantly less likely than their white counterparts to study abroad, according to data by the Office for Study Abroad. Three-fourths of GW students who studied abroad during the 2009-2010 school year were white, while 6.6 percent were Latino and 6.1 percent were black, according to data from the study abroad office. The […]

New director brings laughs to West Hall

Jeremiah Kirstein isn’t your average director. Despite his age, the sophomore is the newest director for the 14th Grade Players – the director pool is highly dominated by juniors and seniors. “I was really lucky because as a sophomore I have a chance to direct, which is not always the case,” Kirstein said. Kirstein chose […]