September 29, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 14

Stories from the September 29, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Marissa Fretes: Bridging students and administration

There was a hole in my floor. It was a giant hole, right in the middle of my Thurston room, filled with water, twigs and mold. We must have called FIXit more than a dozen times, and each time we were assured someone would be in to resolve the issue “soon.” But it didn’t take […]

Women’s volleyball snap losing streak at five

After opening the season by winning 10 straight, GW headed to Baltimore at the bottom of a five-game slide – a sobering losing streak for the Colonials. One they were determined to snap, immediately. “We talked about getting back to our style of play and taking care of what’s on our side of the net,” […]

In digital world, admissions pushes face-to-face talks

Get offline. That’s the message the University’s top admissions official is telling her recruiters while they criss-cross the country hailing GW to the Class of 2016. The University is reevaluating how it reaches prospective students in an increasingly digital world increasingly promoting itself through face-to-face interactions, Associate Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Kathryn […]

GW recognized for giving back

GW shot up 30 spots in Washington Monthly’s annual list of the nation’s best colleges – a score based on service, research and retention of lower income students. The University was ranked No. 41 because GW spent more on research, awarded more science and research doctorates and allocated more Federal Work Study funds to community […]

Student Association singles out untapped issues

Expectations are high for Student Association executives after last year’s leaders facilitated sweeping changes to Gelman Library, J Street, Student Judicial Services and 4-RIDE. This year’s team, which had trouble naming specific goals beyond messaging for the first four months of their tenure, said they will push to resolve less conspicuous campus concerns this year. […]

Sports in Brief

Athletic department announces two new hires The Department of Athletics announced additional personnel changes this week, promoting Andre Julien to Associate Athletic Director for Health and Wellness and hiring Brett Graskewitz as Assistant Director of Intramural Sports. Julien has served as Assistant Athletic Director since 2001, and manages the business and financial operations at both […]

Goalkeeper is a formidable presence in net for the Colonials

Junior goalkeeper Cameron Illes is used to battles. Each time he takes the pool for the Colonials, he’s their last line of defense in net. So it’s only fitting that that’s how his career at GW began – with a battle. As a rookie in 2009, Illes found himself competing for playing time with then-sophomore […]

A-10 tournament heads to New York

The Atlantic 10 Conference confirmed Wednesday a five-year partnership with the Barclays Center to bring the annual men’s basketball tournament to Brooklyn, N.Y., beginning in 2013. Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner Bernadette McGlade also announced that the league will change the format of its championship starting in 2013. Rather than have the first rounds of the […]

Graduate student dies after assault

Graduate student Patrick David Casey, an Afghanistan war veteran who boasted a smile his family called contagious, died Tuesday following a physical assault four days prior. He was 33 years old. A native of Clifton Park, N.Y., Casey intervened in an argument between three individuals outside the McDonald’s restaurant at 1916 M St., NW at […]