February 23, 2012

Volume 108, Issue 44

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

Men’s basketball falters 72-62 at Charlotte

There was one question that couldn’t be answered for the Colonials Wednesday night in Charlotte. That question came after the game, after the Colonials exited the court dropping a crucial A-10 contest to Charlotte, 72-62, a team GW defeated soundly earlier in the season. And this question wasn’t easily resolved: Where did the Colonials fall […]

Development office bulks up staffing

The University’s fundraising arm is settling into its restructured model and developing a strategy that top administrators hope will usher the institution away from its dependence on tuition revenue. Searches for nine new and existing administrative positions – including an assistant vice president for development and several school-specific fundraising directorships – are underway, with a […]

Lessons sought for plagiarists as cases rise

Tim Terpstra doesn’t want students to think of him as the “grim reaper” for academic dishonesty. Instead, the director of the Office of Academic Integrity is searching for new ways to spin the rising number of plagiarism cases in recent years into learning opportunities. The office has seen 38 cases of plagiarism so far this […]

Former football players leave huddle for classroom

Jonas Jennings and Marcus Stroud have shuffled between meetings and classes since last Friday, their first day as students at the GW School of Business. The schedule is not quite as demanding as when the two former linemen played football together at the University of Georgia in the late 1990s, but the books feel just […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 2/17/12 – 1:44 a.m. Location: 800 block of 21st Street Case Closed The University Police Department observed an intoxicated student urinating on the side of a building. He was assessed and transported to the GW Hospital.Referred for disciplinary action 2/17/12 – 9:30 to 10 a.m. Location: Support Building, 2025 F St. Case ClosedA […]

Student Association candidates canvass for votes

Dozens of Student Association candidates pushed their “get out the vote” efforts on the first day of elections Wednesday, taking advantage of the mild February weather to pack their campaign teams into campus hotspots. Campaigners roved Kogan Plaza, stood on street corners and sat outside residence halls passing out palm cards and wearing bright T-shirts […]

Medical school entrance exam broadens scope

Prospective medical students will face an entrance examination that expands its focus beyond natural sciences starting in 2015. The Medical College Admission Test will add a section covering the psychological, social and biological foundations of behavior, the American Association of Medical Colleges finalized Feb. 16 after three years of review. Richard Riegelman, a professor of […]