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.

Capturing Jewish culture on the silver screen

Forty-seven films from 15 different countries will appear on screens across the District beginning Dec. 1, bringing together a diverse celebration of Jewish culture. The first Washington Jewish Film Festival premiered with only eight independent films. Twenty-two years later the number of film entries has increased to fill 10 days worth of screenings in nine […]

Greek leaders seek to address hazing trend

Administrators are doubling efforts to educate the growing Greek community about hazing after a higher-than-usual number of investigations has dogged the community over the last three years. The Center for Student Engagement intensified activities during National Hazing Prevention Week in September and held a symposium in October for the entire Greek community that laid out […]

Budget for science agencies climbs

Federal budgets signed into law late last month gave some science agencies slightly more funding for the next fiscal year, reversing a multi-year trend of widespread cuts to research and policy institutes. Money devoted to the National Science Foundation edged up by 2.5 percent compared to fiscal year 2011, while spending levels for agencies for […]

Business students devote less time to studying

Business students nationwide spend less time hitting the books than their peers, a recent study showed, a finding the GW School of Business dean called “devastating” if accurate. This year’s National Survey of Student Engagement found that seniors in business programs tend to spend about 14 hours per week studying while senior engineering majors devote […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s basketball heads to Kansas State The Colonials play in Manhattan, Kan. Thursday to face Kansas State. Riding the momentum of a three-game winning streak, tip is slated for 8 p.m. GW faces the Wildcats for the first time in 71 years, traveling to the Bramlage Coliseum for the first time in program history. The […]

Crime Log

Correction Appended Simple Assault 11/16/11 – 1:39 p.m. Location: Health and Wellness Center Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of two female students who were fighting. Metropolitan Police officers responded but did not make any arrests. Referred for disciplinary action Unlawful Entry 11/19/11 – 1:15 a.m. Location: Academic Center Case closed […]

Fewer thefts seen on campuses this semester

The number of thefts reported to the University Police Department fell by nearly 20 percent this semester, a decline the unit’s leader attributes to increased efforts to curtail the incidents on GW’s residential campuses as well as vigilant community members who are reporting suspicious activity. Thefts on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses dropped […]