August 27, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 5

Stories from the August 27, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

‘Bystander intervention’ added to service day

Instead of picking up trash or painting murals in Southeast D.C., about a dozen students will learn signs of alcohol poisoning and how to coach a friend into counseling at next month’s Freshman Day of Service. For the first time, the service day that normally takes students cross-town will include on-campus training on how to […]

At nursing school, a push to diversify hospital staffs

Before enrolling in the School of Nursing this semester, Rebecca Shasanmi worked in a community-based health center in North Philadelphia, where half the population is black and the area is poverty-stricken. She said she picked GW’s nursing school after reading on its website that it emphasized diversity and wanted to close the gap between white […]

GW cuts back fall RAM trainings

Students required to earn Responsible Alcohol Management certification will have three weeks after classes start to complete the training with the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education this year. And for members of the Greek life community, many of whom are required to be RAM-trained, the training sessions will end before recruitment does. Instead […]

Kappa Delta to begin recruiting in late October

Kappa Delta will return to campus after nearly 50 years and recruit its first pledge class more than two weeks after the other 10 sororities pick new members. The new sorority will hold recruitment from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29, after the campus-wide recruitment starts Oct. 5. Kappa Delta will begin holding open house events […]

Colonials start season with thrilling overtime win

Craig Jones’ first victory as head coach was the sort of win that causes even the most experienced of coaches to lose their breath. It wasn’t a blowout on either side of the ball, but was instead a tight, dramatic game that provided a glimpse of GW’s resilience in an exhausting double overtime bout. The […]

100 incoming freshmen pull out of GW

The number of freshmen who submitted deposits to the University but chose not to attend remained steady for the third straight year, the head of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions said Friday. About 100 freshmen – about 20 more than last year’s summer dropoff rate – chose to pull out of GW this summer, forfeiting […]

GW drops first three matches of year

The Colonials’ opening weekend stood in stark contrast to their recent history of early season success. After a 2011 campaign that saw a 10-0 beginning and a return to the A-10 tournament for the first time since 2008, a 0-3 start didn’t seem to be in the cards for 2012. But following a 3-1 loss […]

Colonials fall to District rival

After being shut out in their opening match against Georgetown, the Colonials headed to a second District rival seeking a chance to reclaim the opening tone of their season. But the contest against George Mason would prove to be a test of GW’s skill on the pitch, as they sqaured off against a Patriots squad […]


Monday Student Performance Showcase Watch top dance troupes, improvisation groups and a capella singers in their first performance of the year. Lisner Auditorium – 7 p.m. Tuesday University Services and Student Organization Fair Find your place on campus by checking out more than 500 campus groups at the annual student organization fair. University Yard – […]