Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Colonial Quest sends students around the District

by Ana Ferrer
Hatchet Reporter

Spandex, running shorts, headbands, knee-high decorated socks, colorful running shoes and vivid t-shirts were all on display at GW's third annual Colonial Quest.

Junior launches political blogs for a younger crowd

by Priya Anand

After launching a political blog last summer, junior Conor Rogers is unveiling three new blogs: a breaking news ticker, an LGBT rights debate forum and a blog spotlighting young activists.

Psychology professor tells audience to take risks at Last Lecture

by Reid Davenport
Hatchet Reporter

This year's Last Lecture Series kicked off Sept. 2 with a speech by Professor Dennis Schell, in which he revealed to his audience that he was once an ordained minister.

Alum seeks to curb street harassment

by Medha Gupta
Hatchet Reporter

Holly Kearl, a GW alum, said it was time to end the act that is known as street harassment at a reading of her new book on the subject in the Marvin Center on Thursday.

University gives undergraduates research grants for first time

by Kara Dunford

Three undergraduate students received $10,000 research grants from the University for the academic year.

Steep costs lead local students to International Colonial Inauguration

by Megan Moore
Hatchet Reporter

Some students found that the travel expenses to get to Colonial Inauguration this summer were too much to shell out for the orientation program.

University hopes to implement two research initiatives this year

by Kara Dunford

In addition to the 10 launched last year, the University hopes to implement at least two more research initiatives this academic year, a University official said last week.

Bookstore clothing line to support foreign workers

by Samantha Stone
Hatchet Reporter

The GW Bookstore teamed up with Knights Apparel to offer a new clothing line that plans to pay clothing manufacturers in the Dominican Republic a living wage.

Wale, Travie McCoy draw thousands to University Yard

by Saira Thadani
Hatchet Staff Writer

Nearly 5,000 people crowded University Yard Saturday for Program Board's annual Fall Fest event, making this year's festival one of the largest in recent GW history.

Coworkers remember two employees who passed away

by Kara Dunford

Coworkers will mourn the loss of two well-liked GW employees: Fredrick Ross and April Clarke, who passed away last month.

GW graduate runs for seat in Maryland

by Shaeera Tariq
Hatchet Staff Writer

Kyle Lierman - who works for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said he felt that the opening provided the perfect opportunity to begin his dream career.

Staff Editorial: A model for programming

With a well-attended, well-planned Fall Fest and a more intimate FoBoGro and Tonic Welcome Back Party and BBQ, this past Labor Day weekend was one of which GW should be proud.

Analysis: SEAS leads in hiring percentage

by Dimple Mirchandani
Hatchet Reporter

Over the past three years, the School of Engineering and Applied Science has hired 24 new faculty members.

A presidential perspective

by Barack Obama
President of the United States

At colleges and universities across America, students are heading into the classroom and partaking in a journey that will not only determine their future, but the future of this country.

Alcohol transport cases rise 14 percent

by Jamie Blynn and Madeleine Morgenstern
Hatchet Staff Writers

The number of students transported to the GW Hospital for alcohol-related incidents increased nearly 14 percent last year.

@GWToday: Stop damaging GW's reputation

by Justin Guiffré
Columnist

As a representation of GW, GW Today's feed on Twitter is often overly personal, unprofessional and generally irreverent. Is this the kind of presence we want coming from an official GW feed?

Letter to the Editor

We wanted to take a minute to thank the entire GW community for helping us to start the year off with a great first weekend.

Cartoon: A freshman faux pas

by Sara Fischer
Cartoonist

Professor's expertise featured on 'The Colbert Report'

by Amanda D'Ambra

Elliott School professor Dr. Scheherazade Rehman has been a foreign-exchange and money-market trader in Bahrain and is an authority on global and emerging financial markets.

In study of college administrators, GW bucks national trend

by Kara Dunford

The average number of university administrators nationwide has grown steadily over the past 14 years, but GW bucks the national trend, according to a report released by the Goldwater Institute.

Mattresses aid in bedbug prevention

by Maryann Tadros
Hatchet Reporter

Despite recent outbreaks of bedbugs in New York City this summer, there have yet to be any cases of bedbugs at the University, an official said last week.

Coping with life in Copenhagen

by Chris Bailey
GW Expat

Our expat has been living in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a little under a week now, and it seems as if the city has received enough rain to be considered a rainforest.

Sports in Brief

by Louis Nelson

Medicine and the crown

by Miranda Green

When 24-year-old medical student Stephanie Williams competed in the Miss D.C. beauty pageant, she swapped scrubs for a ball gown. But now she is donning a medical uniform once again.

GW ranks high on G.I. Jobs college list

by Julie Douglas Hatchet Staff Writer

GW ranks among the top 15 percent of "military-friendly" schools across the country, as ranked by G.I. Jobs magazine in August.

University voices hotel construction concerns

by Alex Markoff
Hatchet Staff Writer

Community members and University officials have reached out to the development team of the new Marriott hotel on the Foggy Bottom Campus, urging the company to be respectful of neighborhood noise levels and pedestrians.

Women's soccer wins twice on weekend

by Elizabeth Traynor

The Labor Day heat didn't seem to bother the GW women's soccer team, who racked up two home victories over the holiday weekend.

Kazakh leader seeks globalization

by Kristen Saldarini
Hatchet Reporter

Kazakh Ambassador Erlan Idrissov said his country is becoming more progressive in an effort to become a competitor in the global economy, during a speech Thursday at the Elliott School of International Affairs.

Men's soccer suffers

by Neil Sharma
Hatchet Staff Writer

For 89 minutes Saturday, the GW men's soccer team managed to stay even with its opponent, Howard, keeping the score tied at zero and a victory just one goal away.

GW sports weekend roundup

by Louis Nelson

Campus Calendar

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