Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings on Sept. 26 announced plans to overhaul post-secondary education nationwide by revamping the financial aid process and holding college and universities accountable for student learning. Her announcement came on the heels of a report released the previous week by a 19-member higher education commission formed last year. The report stressed […]
October 2, 2006
Volume 103, Issue 13
Stories from the October 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
You run four miles, do 30 minutes on the stationary bike, lift some weights, take an aerobics class and finally emerge from your workout four hours later. Sound familiar? If it does, you may spend an unhealthy amount of time at the gym. College students are one of the biggest at-risk groups for gym overuse. […]
Monday Security, Stability and Reconstruction: the Iraqi Police Mentoring and Training Program Hear Billy Kearney speak about his experiences as a former training program manager in Basra. 5 to 6 p.m. 1957 E Street, Room 213 Tuesday Making Study Abroad a Reality Come receive student insight about ways to finance your study abroad plans. 6 […]
Jack Hornberger did not always plan on playing water polo. The Houston, Texas native played football, but an injury forced him to give up the gridiron. A friend’s mother insisted that the 6-foot-1 Hornberger try water polo. He was reluctant, but after nabbing All-American honors in high school twice, he visited GW. “My recruiting trip […]
University to define how to use proposed science center The University is in the process of defining how an on-campus science center will be utilized across the science and engineering departments. As one of the focuses of the 20-year Campus Plan, the science center would be located on I Street between 22nd and 23rd streets, […]
Emmy award-winning journalist Frank Sesno is finishing some projects before beginning teaching at the School of Media and Public Affairs this spring. One of those projects, an in-depth documentary on Donald Rumsfeld, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, debuted Saturday night on CNN. Sesno has been working on the documentary since April. “The most controversial, outspoken, […]
In The Hatchet article “Newman hosts Archbishop” (Sept. 25, p. 5) The Hatchet innacutately reported Donald Wuerl’s title. He is the Most Reverend Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
GW Students for Fair Trade achieved one of its primary goals when the Grounds for Change coffee shop opened in the Marvin Center in late September. The student organization’s leaders said they had been lobbying the University for a fair trade coffee shop for years. “We all have reason to be proud of our efforts,” […]
Freshmen are increasingly unprepared for college, according to a study released this month by the Association of American Publishers. Zogby International, a nationwide survey company, conducted the study for AAP in which a majority of polled college professors believed that incoming freshmen are more and more unprepared for college-level work. The study consisted of 502 […]
Nearly 2,000 people attended the fourth annual neighborhood West End/Foggy Bottom Block Party Sunday in the I Street Mall, organizers said. This year almost 100 vendors reserved booths for the event including businesses in Foggy Bottom, University departments and community groups. GW funded the event, and FRIENDS, a group of Foggy Bottom/West End community members […]