September 5, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 5

Stories from the September 5, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Molly Gannon: Keep it human in the classroom

“We now have the potential to allow students and faculty to participate in the educational experience when actual physical contact to the classroom may not be possible.” That quote from a Duke University technology manager in an article discussing the new service, “iTunes U,” (“Lectures to go on iTunes,” Aug. 30, p. 1), caught my […]

Staff Editorial: Help make student internships more worthwhile

Yesterday, the U.S. honored its working men and women by giving them a day off from their daily toils and celebrating their effort. On Labor Day, it is also important to remember the student laborers who contribute to America’s workforce. While these workers and interns are receiving an opportunity to pick up real world skills […]

Kyle Spector: An even bigger name than SJT

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is a fairly big name. Literally, it’s long. It’s a mouthful – 23 letters to be exact. If I made everyone say my middle name whenever referring to me in a speech or in print, it would amount to only a paltry 18 letters. As GW’s president for the past 18 years, […]

Dan Kirkwood: The great textbook experiment

I’ve been dreaming of textbooks recently, but as of late, the dream has become a nightmare. I’m dreading them not only for their content, but for their prices. Every semester I have squared my shoulders and marched into the bowels of the GW Bookstore to face my nightmare. With a little hard work, however, my […]

Construction projects continue across campus

As new freshman residence hall Potomac House opened its doors last week, GW continues work on several major construction projects. One main project is the remodeling of Monroe Hall and the Hall of Government on G Street between 21st and 22nd streets. The $23 million project, which began in May 2006, is expected to be […]

Campus grocery options change

District Market, formerly located in the Marvin Center basement, will relocate and more closely resemble the old Provisions convenience store. Opened after the J Street remodeling in summer 2004, District Market was a full grocery store including a deli. GW’s new food-service provider Sodexho relocated District Market to the upper level of J Street and […]

SA seeks four new judges

The Student Association Court may be one of the most overlooked aspects of student government. That may change this year. The court has the potential to be a showdown highlighting the divisions within GW’s student government. The court settles disputes involving the SA, such as constitutional issues and election appeals. The SA constitution mandates that […]

City reacts to HIV rate report

D.C. officials launched a citywide HIV testing campaign this summer in response to reports that the District has the highest rate of new AIDS cases of any major U.S. city. The 2005 report, published by the D.C. Appleseed Center and the law firm of Hogan and Hartson, estimates that one in 20 D.C. residents is […]

GW proposes H Street crosswalk

A pedestrian crosswalk across H Street with “GW” written on the asphalt was part of a University presentation at GW Hospital Wednesday about enhancing campus presence. The increase in GW’s street branding was described in detail at the streetscape meeting that focused on the look and feel of streets on campus and solicited community feedback. […]

A long trek back home

Rudy Perecin Mareno always knew he wanted to go back to Brazil. A 2005 graduate, he grew up in Sao Paulo before moving to the U.S. for six years to go to college and work. This summer he sold all of his belongings with the goal of settling in Brazil’s poorest state and starting a […]