February 6, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 39

Stories from the February 6, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW sees stable application levels

The University’s overall applications for the Class of 2016 increased only slightly this year, preliminary data released Friday showed. GW reported 21,600 total applications, compared to last year’s final count of 21,497, continuing a trend of plateauing that began in 2009 and has reverberated this year at some colleges nationwide. In a year when market […]

Lack of effort causes men’s basketball to stumble

Senior guard Tony Taylor could sum up GW’s loss Saturday in one word. After dropping a heartbreaking, tightly contested game to A-10 powerhouse Xavier Wednesday, the stage was set for the Colonials to avenge that loss in Saturday’s match against Massachusetts. Instead, GW struggled to overcome the visitors, falling 86-75 for the Colonials’ (8-15) fourth-straight […]

Senior guard joins 1,000 career points list

During the very first possession of the Colonials game against St. Bonaventure Saturday, Tiana Myers drove in from the perimeter and knocked down a jumper from the elbow, becoming the 26th player in GW women’s basketball history to score 1,000 points.

Form to clarify aid options for college applicants

A government agency is pressuring colleges to provide a financial aid report card intended to clarify complex aid packages for prospective students. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a mock-up for the proposed “Financial Aid Shopping Sheet” Jan. 27 after gathering input from students, parents and educators since November. The drafted form showcases the cost […]

‘Outsider’ vies for top Student Association seat

A second candidate joined the race for Student Association president Monday, casting himself in the role of the perennial outsider who will bring fresh perspectives to the organization’s highest post. Junior Will Thompson said his lack of prior involvement with the SA would help – not hinder – his leadership and lobbying abilities as president. […]