University officials are in the initial stages of developing a program to help students who enter jobs in public service pay off debt accrued while in college. The public service initiative is one of many service-related ideas that University President Steven Knapp charged a team of faculty and students to create. “The initiative is certainly […]
November 13, 2008
Volume 105, Issue 26
Stories from the November 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
In “GW honors late-night staff” (Nov. 10, p. 5), The Hatchet erroneously reported that Student Staff Award winner Lauren Orvis works for GW Housing Programs. She is an employee of Residential Property Management.
Chanting “We demand the vote!” almost a hundred people rallied near the Capitol on Veterans Day to protest D.C.’s lack of voting representation in Congress. Members of D.C. Vote, a D.C. voting rights advocacy group, said they held the rally Tuesday on behalf of the veterans and soldiers who live in the District. “Our D.C. […]
At the largest Veterans Day celebration on campus in many years, student veterans called on the GW community in Kogan Plaza on Tuesday to get involved in the political process and support veterans’ causes. GW Veterans, a student organization formed this year, hosted the day-long event, which included a free barbecue and a wreath-laying ceremony. […]
Students demand a lot of services from GW, but drafting résumés probably isn’t high on the list. Last week, the University announced that it may be reintroducing the co-curricular transcript, tentatively titled GW Portfolio, which would list a student’s extracurricular activities and have the University officially vouch for them. The fact-checking system to verify student […]
Barack Obama won the election. Now what? Stephen Hess, a professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs, who has been involved in nearly every presidential transition for the past 50 years, is hosting a series of events based on his new book “What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-elect.” The […]
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences began construction of more study and lounge space in their library last week, addressing several concerns raised by an accrediting body which placed them on probation last month. Deborah Hudson, assistant vice president of medical communications and marketing at SMHS, said the renovation of Himmelfarb Library was just […]
In a welcome departure from past GW practices, the administration, specifically Senior Vice President Robert Chernak of Student and Academic Support Services, has engaged in a continuing public dialogue with faculty over perceived undergraduate admissions woes, indicating that focus may now be returning to academics and to attracting the best students to GW. Faculty concerns […]
Law School graduate Pedro Pierluisi is coming back to the District – but instead of being burdened with books and exams, he is now Puerto Rico’s sole representative in Congress. Pierluisi was elected resident commissioner of Puerto Rico on Nov. 4, a nonvoting position in the House of Representatives. In his four-year term, the commissioner […]
The post-election shift of power in America is seen not only in the legislative and executive branches of government, but also in GW’s political organizations. When Barack Obama is sworn in this January and Democrats increase their majority in Congress, the College Democrats will have the advantage on campus for the first time in eight […]