October 3, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 15

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

Study: Diversity does not foster diverse friendships

Students at diverse universities are more likely to have friends who share their beliefs and backgrounds, according to a report published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The study found that at schools with greater diversity, particularly larger institutions, students naturally befriend similar-minded peers. According to the report, “When people have a choice, they choose […]

GW remains need-blind while others become need-aware

The University’s admissions process will remain need-blind despite an increase nationwide of colleges targeting students who can pay full tuition. Nearly 21 percent of private doctoral universities that were surveyed conceded that a student’s ability to attend without financial aid became more important after the financial downturn, according to a September report by Inside Higher […]

Sports in Brief

Weir finishes ninth at George Mason Invitational The women’s cross country team finished sixth of eight at the George Mason Invitational, paced by junior Julia Weir, who finished ninth of 73 runners, her best individual performance of her career as a Colonial. Weir finished the 6K course in 25:53, averaging 6:25 per mile. Freshmen Kathryn […]

Crafty bastards

Crafty bastards like to work with their hands. It was a requirement that all vendors selling their work at the Oct. 1 Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair glue, sew, string or meld their particular craft using their own blood, sweat, tears or hot glue guns. The event, presented by the Washington City Paper, is […]

Honors program heads to Mount Vernon Campus

The University Honors Program will adopt a dual-campus model next fall with the majority of freshman honors courses and optional freshman housing moving to the Mount Vernon Campus. While upper-level honors classes will remain on Foggy Bottom, the program’s main office will relocate to newly renovated Ames Hall. The University will also create a faculty […]

Greeks compete in philanthropy event

Members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and 10 sororities rode a mechanical bull, sumo wrestled and competed in relays across campus in a three-day fundraising Color War event this weekend. For the fraternity’s first philanthropic event in recent years, members of the Greek community gathered on University Yard and in Kogan Plaza to compete […]

University weighs community space for student orgs

Student organization offices may move from private rooms on the fourth floor of the Marvin Center to a community-space system on the fifth floor of the building, if a plan spearheaded by the Center for Student Engagement is approved. The potential new model would house most of the 400 students organizations on the fifth floor […]