December 1, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 30

Stories from the December 1, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Science, math majors opt out for other fields

Max Romano wanted to be a computer engineer. He liked technology in high school and did well on his science exams. But within a year of coming to GW, he had changed his mind. Discouraged by the required lecture-style science and math classes, Romano switched his major before taking a single computer science course. In […]

Tony Taylor: The Colonials’ 1,000-point man

When Tony Taylor talks about his 1,000th point as a Colonial, he struggles to control the smile that creeps across his face. While playing against Detroit Nov. 21, the senior guard drilled a reverse layup with five minutes and 24 seconds to play. In the 86-73 victory, it was an otherwise forgettable basket from the […]

GW looks to strip restraints from scholarship

The University is petitioning the D.C. Superior Court to expand the applicant pool for a more than $100,000 scholarship donation originally designated only for Protestant white males. GW received the $120,000 donation through the trust of Robert Bond Gotta, a former GW Law School student who specified in his will that the funds go toward […]

Metro cuts ribbon to signal the end of yearlong Foggy Bottom escalator repairs

Metro officials commemorated three new escalators at the Foggy Bottom Metro station Wednesday morning, marking the end of a long-term effort to relieve chronic outages at the stop. Metro began long-awaited renovations to the station in January as part of a $5 billion overhaul across the 35-year-old transit system. Mascot George and Metro General Manager […]

University investigates counseling allegations

Administrators said they have taken strides to strengthen management at the University Counseling Center after complaints from disgruntled former employees surfaced this fall, but widely declined to specifically comment on what those changes are. After four out of nine full-time employees resigned between July and September citing strife with the leadership, the University created a […]

New rules for veteran aid could halt tuition

An academic organization that boasts GW as a member is threatening to withdraw from the federal tuition assistance program for active-duty military students, rather than comply with new limitations tied to the program. The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities – an organization with which GW is affiliated – was one of six to […]

Kelsey Rohwer: The real deal about long distance

The first time many of us give long distance relationships a try is when we make the ever-brilliant decision to stay with our high school sweethearts. But a relationship like that goes up in flames as quickly as you can say, “free tequila shots” or “hot girl down the hall.” Because, quite simply, long distance […]

Lack of funding endangers future of Sudanese scholarship program

University budget shifts may keep a student group from bringing another Sudaneses student to GW – a tradition they hoped to institutionalize as the first scholar graduates in May. Founded in 2006, Banaa is a student organization that orchestrates a full scholarship for a Sudanese student as a means of empowering natives of the war-torn […]

Club Sports Council releases piece of review

The first draft of the Club Sports Council comprehensive review released late last month identifies five areas of change designed to help boost the 34 involved organizations’ performance. The Council identified five main areas of improvement: health and safety issues, transportation, facilities, finances and governance. Director of Athletics Patrick Nero said he and Club Sports […]