October 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 17

Stories from the October 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Few protest IMF and World Bank

The Metropolitan Police Department prepared exhaustively for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings this weekend based on several violent protests last year, but they found the Foggy Bottom area surprisingly quiet. Officers restricted vehicle and pedestrian access for several blocks around the IMF and World Bank buildings near campus during the annual meetings […]

Buddhist club exhibit brings peace to GW

It seems that everywhere you turn lately, everyone is either talking about the election or the economy. Yet GW Buddha Nature Club members don’t want to talk about any of that. They want to talk peace. The club worked with Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist organization, to hold an exhibit on the third floor of […]

University to boost financial aid in response to economy

The University plans to add millions of dollars to financial aid for continuing students and provide extra accommodations for families having trouble paying for GW during the economic crisis, senior administrators said last week. Ensuring that students can afford to stay at GW should be the University’s top priority, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president […]

Half do not complete CCAS Ph.D.s

Undergraduates might complain about a heavy workload and tough classes, but their chances of getting a degree are far better than those of doctorate students. Only half of all Ph.D. candidates entering the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences in 1998 had earned a Ph.D. eight years later. Of those that did not, 5 percent […]

Admissions office not using Facebook or MySpace

Good news for high school Facebook and MySpace users looking to attend GW: The University’s Office of Admissions does not monitor social networking profiles to decide admission into the University, the executive dean for undergraduate admissions said last week. Test preparation company Kaplan, Inc. released results from a study last month that said one in […]

Joining the ranks

Freshman David Perry said he experienced more than “grueling mental and physical training” during the 18-hour days he spent training at the Quantico Marine Corps Base this summer. The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program taught him how to respect and be respected, but most of all it connected him with his mentor, senior Elliot […]

Federal, state governments to give Metro $1.5 billion for upgrades

The Metro system could receive some upgrades – including expanded cell phone coverage – thanks to Congress and governments in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. This month, the Senate passed a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in funding to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority over the next 10 years for various improvements. In addition to the […]

Students will design float

The University will start accepting designs this week for a float in this January’s presidential inaugural parade. The Student Association is fundraising and planning for the float – the first for GW since President Harry Truman took office – with logistical help from the School of Media and Public Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied […]

Univ. to add more parking spaces after garage demolition

The University will add more parking spaces scattered throughout Foggy Bottom after a GW parking garage is demolished to make way for a new science center, a senior administrator said. The parking facility, located at 22nd and I streets, has 1,200 spaces available, but is slated to be demolished in the coming years to build […]

G-dub grub: Tailgate cooking in your residence hall

While we might lament GW’s lack of a football team, there’s no reason why you can’t tailgate for your favorite team in the residence halls. With football season in full swing, wings and nachos should be in your playbook. Bon appétit! Sunday Wings Serves 4 2 package chicken wingettes 2 tsp. salt ? cup olive […]