January 23, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 35

Stories from the January 23, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW accepts more Early Decision I applicants

The University’s acceptance rate among its early decision pool remained steady this year, inching up one percentage point over 2011. GW accepted 586 students, representing 37 percent of its early decision I applicant pool. In 2009, the early acceptance rate plummeted from 54 percent to 38 percent, where it has hovered ever since. Last year, […]

City weighs ban on corporate gifts

Corporations will be banned from donating to city campaigns if voters this November give the nod to a proposed ballot initiative devised to wane businesses’ political influence, but Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans said he plans to vote against the measure. The provision, proposed last week by the D.C. Committee to Restore Public […]

Hospital program moves unit to temporary location near Tompkins Hall

Part of GW Hospital’s cancer treatment center is shifting into a temporary site at 23rd and H streets in preparation for the demolition of its current location to make way for the School of Public Health and Health Services’ new building. The radiation oncology unit’s departure from the Warwick Memorial Building will “allow for a […]

Women’s basketball hurt by lack of depth in Duquesne loss

It was a game uncharacteristic of the Colonials’ play this season. But GW’s major inhibition was a factor the team’s battled before: a lack of depth due to a limited roster. Coming off a dominant win against conference rival Rhode Island Wednesday night, the Colonials (9-10) displayed a powerful burst of momentum. But GW’s inability […]

Students honor King with day of service

Correction appended. More than 400 students turned out for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service Saturday, sloshing through leftover snow to schools, parks and community centers across the District. Against a backdrop of city-wide budget cuts, volunteers provided much-needed upgrades to five schools and 13 recreation areas in some of the poorest […]