October 8, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 15

Stories from the October 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

AIDS walk raises $6 million

Six thousand people helped raise more than $1 million for the Whitman-Walker Clinic in the 21st annual AIDS Walk Washington Saturday morning. Profits from the walk go directly to the Whitman-Walker Clinic, a nonprofit center for HIV and AIDS treatment. The clinic offers free HIV testing and medicine for HIV-positive and AIDS-infected community members living […]

GW Brief: Elliott School creates Institute for International Economic Policy

The Elliott School announced the creation of a new Institute for International Economic Policy Wednesday. The Institute will explore issues related to globalization. “One of the school’s strategic priorities is to strengthen our capacities for research and policy engagement,” said Michael Brown, dean of the Elliott School, in a news release. “We will take a […]

Sean Redding: Is there still hope for a student fee increase?

The recent defeat of the proposed student fee increase should not be the end of the line. Student Association President Nicole Capp said last Tuesday that she would ask the Board of Trustees to look into the fee, which funds GW’s many student organizations. Capp’s got the right idea: getting more money to student organizations […]

Bulk of SA money headed to graduate organizations

For more statistics, see our blog post. The Student Association is expected to disburse a quarter-million dollars among about 200 student organizations Tuesday, but three graduate student organizations are slated to receive about 40 percent of that money. The Graduate School of Education and Human Development Student Association, the Student Bar Association and the Medical […]

Prospective GW blood donors lack required nutrients

Senior Kelly Berwick said she has attempted to donate blood at least 10 times in her life. She has been turned away five of those times due to iron deficiency. Her situation is common to GW. GW has the highest iron deficiency rate of schools in the area, said Benjamin Ruder, the CEO of Donors […]

University works to reduce emissions

By The Numbers:Energy Use 145 billion pounds: amount of carbon dioxide produced by D.C. in 2005 225 million pounds: amount of carbon dioxide produced by GW per year for the last five years. 154,674: gallons of oil GW used 5 years ago 123,231: gallons of oil GW used this year A new initiative has GW […]

Staff Editorial: SA allocation cause for concern

Every fall a fair share of student organizations are upset, as they feel that they did not receive their fair share of the available Student Association allocation. The proposal for the upcoming year of operation has exposed some questionable decisions in the ways money is granted to both undergraduate and graduate organizations. It is troubling […]

Colonial Army’s new system keeps it positive

Becky Wilson and Victor Danau, juniors and co-presidents of the Colonial Army, are putting what they’ve learned in psychology class to practical use. Instead of punishing members who do not attend certain events – a problem that has plagued the student spirit organization in the past – the group will reward those who do. “Positive […]

Alex Eisner: Taking a critical eye to LLCs

Living and Learning Cohorts (or LLCs) started more than 25 years ago at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They were designed to give students the opportunity for group involvement with the people with whom they live. While their mission statement is filled with fluff words such as “academic engagement,” “institutional commitment” and “educational pursuits,” LLCs […]