September 15, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 9

Stories from the September 15, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Finding happiness in the now

For a well-known expert on happiness, life is all about the present. Forget second-guessing your past mistakes. Dr. Shawn Christopher Shea, the author of a motivational book called “Happiness Is: Unexpected Answers to Practical Questions in Curious Times,” lectured a group of about 60 students and staff on what it is to be happy on […]

Claire Low: Go Greek: Add a chapter to your story

By now, you may already be overwhelmed with extracurricular activities and found your “BFFs” on your floor in Thurston (or Madison, Crawford or Somers), and you might think that joining a sorority is not for you. Think again. GW is home to a unique Greek community that combines all that the school and city have […]

GW video game simulates real emergencies

Treat the victims of biological attacks, triage patients in an earthquake and escort them to the hospital: This may sound like the typical job of an Army medic, but it is also what happens in a new video game designed by GW. GW’s Homeland Security Policy Institute teamed up with Virtual Heroes Inc., a game-development […]

Alumni giving rises to new levels

Alumni donations increased significantly last year after University President Steven Knapp made it a top priority of his administration, but officials said the school is still far from reaching its fundraising goals. The University received about 16 percent more alumni contributions last year from only four percent more donors, said Adrienne Rulnick, associate vice president […]

MPD arrests local man in drug raid

Police and federal authorities found guns, cocaine, marijuana and an array of drug distribution supplies in an apartment near campus last month, as the result of an undercover investigation. Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested six people – who are unaffiliated with the University – during an evening raid at Potomac Park apartments on 21st and […]

Kyle Cannon: Confessions of a sorority dropout

Many girls begin their college careers either committed to joining a sorority or positive that Greek-letter life is not for them. On this campus, it is easy to find people who will encourage you to rush and join a sorority, but it can be hard to find the alternative view. As someone who rushed, joined […]

Snapshot: Kogan Bride

Tim Gowa/Hatchet photographer Kastle Cannon, a 2003 graduate, stands with her bridesmaids Saturday afternoon in Kogan Plaza after marrying GW classmate Garrett Donovan at St. Patrick’s Church.

Bob Kickish: Greek life: the experience that lasts a lifetime

So you’re new to GW and wondering what’s with all this hype about Greek life. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Greek life at GW. Greeks now make up nearly 20 percent of the undergraduate population and their numbers are growing rapidly. The Greek community has never been stronger and there has been never […]

Secretaries of state converge on major issues in Lisner

Tuesday, September 16 The words “Obama” and “McCain” weren’t spoken until the end of the program, but the five former secretaries of state assembled in Lisner Auditorium Monday afternoon had a lot of advice for whichever candidate becomes the next president. Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Warren Christopher, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell shared their decades […]

Students remember 9/11 attacks

American flags dotted the grass in University Yard on Thursday like a field of flowers, memorializing the lives lost on Sept. 11 seven years ago. The span of 2,977 flags, each representing a victim of the attacks, was arranged by the GW chapter of Young America’s Foundation, one of several campus organizations that observed the […]