November 1, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 24

Stories from the November 1, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students head north for storm relief efforts

Correction appended Senior Izzy Parilis was glued to her Twitter feed and local news stations Monday, bracing for Hurricane Sandy to leave her D.C. backyard in shambles. But as the winds died down, she quickly realized that the area’s northern neighbors would take the storm’s toughest blow and began to coordinate a trip up the […]

Student-run mental health clinic sees room to grow

Correction appended Tucked in a parking lot along 20th Street, a student-run clinic, visible only by a small blue awning bearing its name, has quietly pulled in patients for 15 years. But this fall, director of the Professional Psychology Program’s clinical training, James Hansell, said it has seen a 10 percent uptick in appointments, coinciding […]

Campus, city escape worst of superstorm

While Superstorm Sandy ravaged entire cities along the East Coast, Foggy Bottom and the D.C. area remained largely unscathed. The only lasting effects of the 70 mph winds were a few toppled news stands and broken tree branches. Pumpkins and flower pots still stood on townhouse porches Tuesday morning amid light drizzles and mild gusts. […]

Musical bakes horror into meat pies

The real scares will come the night after Halloween, when the demon barber of Fleet Street comes to campus. Starting Thursday night, a Marvin Center stage will transform into a bloodthirsty barber’s shop for “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” – a musical teeming with gore, angst and cannibalism. Popularized by a 2007 […]

Company bankrolls online health degree

Clarification appended GW will launch its first online public health master’s degree after collecting a multi-million dollar investment through a partnership with an education startup. 2U, an education startup co-founded by alumnus Chip Paucek, has picked up about $100 million in capital investments in its first four years and is targeting one university per degree […]


Thursday ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ Watch the opening night of the musical featuring the demon barber of Fleet Street who makes meat pies out of clients. Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre – 7:30 p.m. Acoustic Africa Soak in African rhythms with performances by artists from Ivory Coast and Cameroon with music that […]

Medical school expands stress relief programs

The medical school is expanding its health and wellness offerings this fall to help students endure four taxing years of academics and hospital rotations. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences added workout gear like hula hoops and dumbbells to its library and began offering Zumba, yoga and cooking classes to de-stress students faced with […]