January 14, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 33

Stories from the January 14, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colonials fall to Massachusetts in Tsipis’ A-10 debut

The Colonials made their Atlantic 10 debut under head coach Jonathan Tsipis Saturday afternoon, but were unable to pull out an inaugural victory, falling to the Massachusetts Minutewomen 62-58. GW came out strong, going up 7-2 in the first three minutes of play before losing the lead. As the two teams traded baskets, the Colonials […]

Staff Editorial: Spring semester ‘course objectives’

Vacation is over, and school is back in session. At the close of last semester, The Hatchet’s editorial board gave the University a report card with grades that were far from a 4.0. And as GW launches into its spring semester, there is huge potential for all members of the community to start fresh. If […]

Students to explore Cuba with GW’s first program

When a group of students lands in Havana, Cuba this summer, they will be just 92 miles from Florida’s beaches. But as they explore the tiny island nation and take in its Cold-War-era infrastructure, Spanish professor Maria de la Fuente said students will think they traveled across the globe. De la Fuente and fellow Spanish […]

Incoming career services head to jumpstart job programs

The first University-wide career leader will bring more than 20 years of experience and a vision of preparing students for jobs starting their freshman year. Rachel Brown, who currently leads Temple University’s career center, will arrive Feb. 6 to oversee the $20 million that will be pumped into the school’s career offices over the next […]

First steps toward online revolution

GW is on the verge of joining an online education revolution, following in the footsteps of elite universities that have over the past year launched hundreds of free online classes – open to anyone with computer access. The massive open online courses, or MOOCs, include videos and slides on topics ranging from philosophy to nutrition, […]

Superdorm forces housing crunch

Residence halls will squeeze extra students into rooms and place sophomores in an upperclassman building to make room for the 550 students who will be displaced by “superdorm” construction this summer. The housing office will convert about 100 triples in Munson, JBKO and Guthridge into quads and move sophomores into the traditionally upperclassman Amsterdam Hall […]