November 20, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 28

Stories from the November 20, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Thursday Gobble Fest!!! – A Thanksgiving Relay Celebrate the upcoming holiday by taking part in a relay to see who can make five traditional Thanksgiving dishes first. $20 per team 7 p.m. Kogan Plaza Friday Kazakh National Folk Orchestra “Otrat Sazy” Hear traditional music of Kazakhstan from the masters of nomadic music. 6 p.m. Jack […]

Getting that Internship

Students sometimes pride themselves on juggling more internships than classes, but for those who have yet to step foot in the rat race, finding a position can seem daunting. Whether you’re a freshman salivating over the opportunity of running around Capitol Hill or a senior with a full résumé, here’s a quick guide on some […]

Brazilian envoy talks diplomacy

Brazilian Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota touched on his country’s economy and its relationship with the United States in a speech at the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday afternoon. While relations between the United States and many Latin American countries have become strained in recent years, he painted Brazil’s ties with the U.S. in […]

Staff Editorial: Science Center not a boondoggle

The School of Media and Public Affairs? $21 million. Duqu?s Hall? $56 million. The new GW Hospital? $96 million. So what kind of building would you expect for around $300 million? On the off chance you answered, “GW’s proposed science center that will replace the parking garage at the corner of 22nd and H streets,” […]

Election inspires D.C. voting push

For D.C. voting rights advocates, conditions are perfect. The necessary pieces – Democratic control of Congress and a president-elect who supports the cause – have fallen into place for the first time since 1993. Now proponents of D.C. representation and statehood are divided over what to push for when Congress reconvenes in January. “Now’s the […]

Taking advantage of the Career Center

When it was time for his interview, a young man anxiously entered Anne Scammon’s office. Formally dressed, he answered a series of questions – all while nervously rocking back in his chair. Big mistake. Fortunately this was a mock interview designed to help students improve their performance. Anne Scammon is not an intimidating boss, but […]

Diana Kugel: Penny for your thoughts, GW?

Are you worried about the economy because it may be difficult to get a loan for next year’s tuition, or because it will be harder to get a job post-graduation? Well, take that concern and magnify it by the amount the Dow Jones Industrial fell yesterday, and you’ll have an idea of the weight sitting […]

Navigating your way to a federal internship

Given GW’s proximity to the White House, the State Department and other federal agencies, it is almost impossible for students to ignore the vast field of internship opportunities available in the government. But getting the right government internship requires research. Anne Scammon, director of career and learning experience at the GW Career Center, said students […]

Student designs White House site

Timothy Kim knew he wanted to work with computers from the moment he got his hands on one in the fourth grade. What the graduate student in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences did not expect was that he would develop software for the White House before finishing graduate school. As an intern in […]

Evan Schwartz: Let’s not be trigger-happy

Hope and change may be at an all-time high in America right now, but so is something else – gun sales. In the lead-up to this month’s presidential election, a jarring statistic caught my eye. October 2008 saw a 49 percent increase in gun license sales over October 2007. People have the fundamental right to […]