October 31, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 23

Stories from the October 31, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University Counseling Center sees increase in new clients

The University Counseling Center has seen an uptick in visitors seeking first-time help, two months after adopting its new fee policy allowing students six free sessions per year. This September, the center saw a 25-percent surge in first-time clients compared to the same time last year, John Dages, director of the University Counseling Center, said. […]

MSSC tailors staff roles for cultural communities

The Multicultural Student Services Center reorganized the roles of its staff members this fall by assigning a coordinator to each of the University’s cultural populations.   Each community leader manages the services, resources and programs for a specific population of students comprising the African-American, Latino, East Asian, South Asian, Native American and LGBT communities.   […]

Sports in Brief

It was a mixed weekend for the Colonials, who finished CWPA Southern Division play Saturday with a 15-8 loss at Navy, but wrapped up their regular season with a 10-4 win over Salem International later that day.

Gelman redesign features Kogan entrance

The latest designs for the facelift of Gelman Library show a new, more welcoming entrance through Kogan Plaza and highlight details of the first and second floor reorganization. Though plans for the first and second floors are not final, drawings show an exterior staircase leading from Kogan Plaza – replacing the access point that now […]

Students walk to raise money for HIV/AIDS

The 25th annual AIDS Walk Washington raised nearly $100,000 more than last year’s event despite rainy and cold weather Saturday morning. The charity event, hosted by the Whitman-Walker Health center, raised nearly $840,000 and attracted more than 30 students from 15 different campus organizations. “I have an uncle who has had AIDS for 15 years, […]

Research efforts seek industry backing

The University’s first assistant vice president for industry research will lead the effort to find research capital from the private sector as the federal funding pool becomes increasingly over-tapped. Alumnus Tom Russo is tasked with fostering connections between faculty and representatives from corporations as a way to raise money and support for the University’s research. […]

University leaders visit dorms to collect student feedback

For many employees in the Center for Student Engagement, the last college dorm room they’ve been in was their own.   This month, the two dozen-member team visited nearly 1,000 students in their residence halls as part of the first University-wide housing tour. Now more than half complete, the team has made it to 17 […]