Monday, September 13, 2010

GW veteran speaks in favor of Post-9/11 GI Bill

by Matthew Kwiecinski
Hatchet Reporter

The D.C. Director of Student Veterans of America and co-founder of GW Veterans Brian Hawthorne voiced support for the Post-9/11 GI Bill Sept. 9.

Gray leads over Fenty according to GW poll

by Joseph Miranda
Hatchet Reporter

Results of a poll by a GW administrator and six students show that Mayor Adrian Fenty is 13 points behind GW alumnus Vincent Gray in D.C.'s Democratic mayoral primary.

District Congresswoman encourages students to care about local issues

by Jeff Richards
Hatchet Staff Writer

In an interview with local journalists, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said D.C.-area students should care "a lot" about D.C. politics.

University gathers for 9/11 vigil in Kogan

by Mike West
Hatchet Reporter

More than 100 members of the GW community gathered in Kogan Plaza Saturday evening to remember the nine GW alumni who lost their lives nine years ago in the Sept. 11 attacks.

GW alumnus Vincent Gray sees large lead in mayoral election polls

by Priya Anand

Just days before the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for D.C.'s mayoral race, three polls are placing GW alumnus Vincent Gray ahead of incumbent Adrian Fenty by more than 5 percentage points.

Junot Diaz to kick off Latino Heritage month

by Amy D'Onofrio

Junot Diaz, an award-winning author, will help kick off this year's Latino Heritage Celebration on campus Sept. 16 in the Marvin Betts Theatre.

Snapshot

Duncan praises the School Without Walls

by Chris Crawford
Hatchet Reporter

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised GW's long-standing partnership with the School Without Walls Thursday.

Staff Editorial Renting books, not breaking the bank

Students who turned to the GW Bookstore to stock up on textbooks and workbooks for classes had another option this year with the Rent-A-Text book rental program.

Calendar

Monday Egypt on the Brink Three political scientists with experience in Egypt will discuss the country's political future. Lindner Family Commons 12 p.m. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. The ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will discuss America's nuclear strategy.

Staff Editorial: Give students more options for printing

It is that time of the semester when students are adjusting to classes, working through long lists of required readings and are actually attempting to stay on top of those readings.

Wikipedia recruits GW students to edit website's content

by Sarah Ferris
Hatchet Reporter

This past spring, Wikimedia contacted several U.S. universities, including GW, with an idea to improve reliability on Wikipedia: college student contributors.

Logan Dobson: Treat SJS offenders like criminals

The organization in charge of doling out punishments for various behavioral infractions on campus has, for too long, treated students unfairly.

Alaskan Senator talks economy with the College Democrats

by Zach Brewer
Hatchet Reporter

Self-described fiscal conservative Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, broke party ranks Tuesday to disagree with President Barack Obama's $50 billion stimulus package proposal.

Observing Ramadan on campus

by Kaitlin Potter
Hatchet Reporter

Hussain Patel operates a tight schedule. He wakes for morning prayer at 5:30 a.m., gets in a little more sleep before class and then goes to his internship - all while fasting.

Conor Rogers: @JGuiffre, Pls Refudiate

Many GW students took issue with Justin Guiffré's column suggesting that a school publication - mainly its Twitter account @GWToday - was damaging our school's reputation.

Stephen Hawkins: Religious sincerity, not gimmickry

An abundance of misguided religious commentary has been unleashed in recent weeks.

At Whit's End: Westend Bistro

by Whitney Hensler
Food Columnist

With its bright colors and bold, striking interior, it's not hard to imagine you're in New York - or better yet, Paris - when you step into Western Bistro.

The summer state of mind

Hatchet Recipes Margherita Pizza with Rosemary-Garlic Crust

by Scott Figatner Hatchet Reporter

Former FedEx Kinkos space unoccupied

by Camille Ashraf
Hatchet Reporter

Marvin Center are still in limbo, with no definite proposals for what the space, formerly occupied by a FedEx Kinkos and a computer lab, will become.

Faculty Senate spars on SEC cost

by Kara Dunford

The proposed financial plan for the Science and Engineering Complex sparked debate between members of the Faculty Senate Friday regarding the accuracy of the $275 million cost estimate.

Vegetarians gather in University Yard

by Katrina Illich
Hatchet Reporter

University Yard played host to the D.C. VegFest Saturday afternoon, an outdoor festival that advocated for vegetarian lifestyles, sustainability and animal amnesty.

Protestors rally against Obama, taxes

by Camille Heyboer
Hatchet Reporter

Cries of "Obama makes Carter look smarter" rang through the air as an estimated 30,000 people gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol building for the 9/12 Taxpayers March.

New Visitor Center to open this week

by Reid Davenport
Hatchet Reporter

Previously located in Smith Hall, the Visitor Center moved over the summer to make room for new classroom and academic space. It is officially scheduled to open this week.

Task force pinpoints extra $11.5 million in savings

by Priya Anand

The Innovation Task Force will potentially save the University $11.5 million yearly through six new plans the administration will begin implementing over the next six months.

School of Public Health and Health Services is GW's most selective school

by Justin Kits
Hatchet Staff Writer

The School of Public Health and Health Services was the most selective undergraduate school within the University this year, according to data given to The Hatchet.

Women's soccer falls 1-0 under the lights in Baltimore

by Elizabeth Traynor

The Colonials fell 1-0 in the 97th minute against Loyola Md. on the road Friday night.

Men's water polo freshman excelling early

by Rachel Getzenberg
Hatchet Reporter

For men's water polo player Daniel Tyner, there is the added obstacle of trying to balance his team's four-hour-a-day practice schedule with new classes, new friends and new surroundings.

Rudolph's hat trick not enough for GW

by Neil Sharma
Hatchet Staff Writer

GW men's soccer mounted an impressive second-half comeback, but lost out to Mount Saint Mary 4-3.

Sports In Brief

by Louis Nelson

Students spend Saturday serving

by Nicolas Diaz and Ben Weinberg
Hatchet Reporters

More than 2,000 students and community members headed into the D.C.-area Saturday for the annual Freshman Day of Service, which focused on ecological sustainability and the importance of environmentally responsible behavior this year.