February 19, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 42

Stories from the February 19, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dual degree programs in admissions spotlight

The Office of Admissions will trumpet GW’s dual-degree programs, which slice the amount of time and money students need to earn a master’s degree, in an effort to hook and hold on to more top high school students through graduate school. The accelerated master’s degrees will be more heavily promoted in admissions pitches, Provost Steven […]


Tuesday Russian Protest Rock Listen to Moscow State University professor Artem Troitsky discuss how Russian citizens use music, poetry and art to express political discontent. 1957 E Street, Voesar Conference Room – 4 p.m. Spies and Social Media Join former Central Intelligence Agency director Michael Hayden for a conversation with SMPA director Frank Sesno and […]

Making lemonade and entrepreneurs

Perhaps the solution to D.C.’s ailing public school system lies not in complex education policy, but in something far simpler: a lemonade stand. To equip fourth to seventh graders with business skills, sophomore Emily Massel is spearheading a program called Lemonade Day-D.C, inserting college students into classrooms as mentors. She aims to reach 1,000 students […]

What’s the deal with Raise High?

It’s a phrase emblazoned on campus billboards and attached to Twitter hashtags, seemingly as vague as it is ubiquitous. But does anyone even know what “Raise High” means? “Raise High is universal. No matter who you are, where you are, what you do, as Colonials, we raise high. We Raise High in D.C., back home […]

Creature comforts: Students sneak pets into dorms

She didn’t expect to bring Hamtaro home to 1959 E Street, after a friend found him wandering around South Hall. And the senior couldn’t help but take in two turtles that friends picked up in Chinatown. “They’re nice to come home to. Especially after long days, you just want to come home and cuddle with […]

Colonials drop three games in South Carolina invitational

It was a tough weekend for the Colonials, who traveled to Spartanburg, S.C. for the Firehouse Subs Spartan Invitational, where they fell to all three of their opponents. Head coach Stacey Schramm said the team’s play was inconsistent, as they were unable to put together strong defense and strong offense on the same day. “It […]

Colonials’ road skid hits two with loss at Charlotte

GW thrives in games dictated by strong defensive play leading to easy fast-break baskets, executing its best play when it can control in transition. But when opponents disrupt that gameplan, learning to attack inside to disrupt the Colonials’ comfort zone, it can spell an entirely different outcome for the team. Despite holding Charlotte to 23 […]