October 10, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 17

Stories from the October 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Silver Line completion delayed

Phase one of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project is six months behind schedule, according to a progress report, but officials supervising the project say they can make up for lost time. The nearly $7 billion project is now 188 days behind schedule, according to a report by the Fairfax County Office of Financial and Program […]

Theft up on Foggy Bottom Campus

The number of reported thefts on the Foggy Bottom Campus increased nearly 23 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to newly released University statistics. Thefts saw a hike from 357 reported incidents in 2009 to 439 cases in 2010, according to University Police Department data. But the number of burglaries shrunk by 30 percent, from […]

Second plan for Marvin fifth floor discussed

Several departments that interact the most with students may be relocated to the Marvin Center fifth floor by next summer, in line with long-term University efforts to centralize services under one roof. In addition to student organization offices, the Career Center, Office for Study Abroad, International Services Office, the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research […]

University standardizes alcohol violation consequences

The University standardized common alcohol violations last week through an elaborate series of flow charts that outline punishments for common college-age offenses including hosting parties and hospital transports. Many first time offenses – such as underage possession and consumption of alcohol – are now more likely to result in a peer-to-peer meeting and an administrative […]

University remembers graduate student

Faculty, friends and members of the community gathered Thursday evening to remember Patrick David Casey, a 33-year-old graduate student described as heartfelt, spirited and insightful. More than 50 people attended the memorial held in Veteran’s Park at 22nd and G streets and said that even in his short time at GW, Casey made a lasting […]

Sports in Brief: Women’s tennis heads to George Mason Invitational

The women’s tennis team headed to the George Mason Invitational over the weekend, tallying 11 singles victories and six doubles wins. Play opened Friday, with senior Jacqueline Corba, junior Lorena Valente, senior Meg Tyner, sophomore Isabella Escobar and senior Zoe Krohn all picking up singles victories. Corba and Tyner fell 8-6 in their first doubles […]

Colonials men’s soccer sits atop A-10

Putting the ball in the net has been a struggle for the Colonials in several of their away matches this season, but there was no shortage of scoring this weekend as the team took its home field. GW (4-4-2) opened Atlantic-10 conference play at home, hosting St. Joseph’s and Temple. Powered by a strong defensive […]

Costigan to launch political debate series

A University-wide debate series will launch this fall, bringing high-profile speakers to campus as part of the newest programming effort by the Student Association executive vice president. Ted Costigan said politics is something student groups can rally around and the debate series will create opportunities for student organizations to collaborate on programming. “This has been […]

Japan reconsiders academic calendar

Japanese educators are considering shifting their academic calendar to align with Western universities to ease the exchange of students. Most Japanese universities begin in April, throwing their calendar out of sync with most colleges in the northern hemisphere, limiting education, employment and internship opportunities for students and faculty. Discussions on standardizing the Japanese academic calendar […]