October 13, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 18

Stories from the October 13, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A pitcher’s field of dreams beyond baseball

Baseball is not life and death for Bobby Lucas, Jr. The former Colonials southpaw breezed through his first season as a relief pitcher on the Washington Nationals’ rookie league team this summer, nabbing the team’s top pitching award and racking up statistics that raised scouts’ eyebrows. But after a six-week peek into life as a […]

Sports in Brief: Lonergan reinforces desire to stay in Atlantic 10

Head men’s basketball coach Mike Lonergan responded Tuesday to talk of the Colonial Athletic Association inviting GW to its ranks by stating that the Atlantic 10 is a better fit for the Colonials, Rivals.com reported. The Colonial Athletic Association’s move is a sign of the growing instability in collegiate sports conferences, highlighted by the departures […]

Student issues go digital

J Street not up to standards? Smoke clouding the air? Take it online with the Student Association’s new forum for grievances, where students can add issues to the SA’s agenda at any time of the day. The Student Association created the digital discussion board for users to post campus concerns they want prioritized by the […]

GW pledges $2 million in green investments

The University has signed on to the Billion Dollar Green Challenge with a pledge of millions in eco-friendly investment over the next two years. The 33 “founding circle” universities – including GW, Harvard, Stanford and Dartmouth – committed $65 million to green revolving funds before the program launched Tuesday. A revolving fund invests in sustainability […]

Financial pledges bolster research

The Office of the Vice President for Research offered more than $2 million in an internal funding competition among faculty for fiscal year 2011, as part of a long-term push to strengthen the quality and quantity of research at GW. The financial boost is just one piece of a broad plan to expand research efforts […]

‘Next generation’ takes to court for GW

The idea of attending college in America wasn’t freshman Francisco Dias’ priority. The Lisbon, Portugal native wanted to become a professional tennis player – not a Colonial. But when he was offered a spot with the defending Atlantic 10 champions, it was one he couldn’t turn down. “I did not think I was going to […]

Fees on the table for SA task force

Student Association executives will lead a commission this fall to audit student fees, following up on campaign goals to combat the escalating costs of college. Student Association President John Richardson said the joint committee of students and staff would hold the University accountable for costs such as printing, study abroad, on-campus employer recruitment and classroom […]

Upswing in academic dishonesty driven by online plagiarism

Incidents of academic dishonesty at the University have increased over the past several years, mirroring a national trend of web-driven copying. A study released this month by the Pew Center for Research and the Chronicle of Higher Education, reported that 55 percent of college presidents saw increases in plagiarism in papers over the past 10 […]

Colonials Weekend: Explore new areas: Eastern Market

Colonials Weekend is the perfect opportunity for you to get off your bottom and show your family how well you know D.C. The Hatchet’s cheat sheet will help you seem like quite the Washingtonian, and give you an inside scoop on the lesser-known details of the District. Read up so you can be the tour […]