September 8, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 7

Stories from the September 8, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Not your average reality star

You will never see Stephen Nelson walking out of the Gelman Starbucks with a caffeinated beverage. Nor will you ever see him taking tequila shots in Thurston. Or smoking. Or having sex – before marriage at least. “It’s all about keeping it wholesome,” said Nelson, a freshman political communication major. You may see him, though, […]

Sports in Brief

Golf GW’s golf team opened its fall season with a tie for seventh place at the 14-team Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate in Verona, N.Y. Monday. The Colonials, who tied with Hartford at a collective 62 strokes over par, were paced by senior Cole Turner, who finished with the tournament in his own tie for seventh […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday TRAiLS Outdoor Adventure Festival GW TRAiLS will offer free food, a rock-climbing wall and prizes during their kickoff event. University Yard | 4 p.m. The Changing World and China-U.S. Relations Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianmin will speak to students in this RSVP-only event. Elliott School, Room 602 | 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday Interfraternity Council […]

Matt Ingoglia: Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?

Do you view working women as “detrimental” to the family? Have thoughts of unmarried couples buying contraceptives kept you up at night? Oh, and don’t you just hate how the government prioritizes those pesky “cohabitators, homosexuals, and fornicators” over husbands and wives? If you answered in the affirmative to any of those questions, you’d love […]

Officials celebrate South Hall debut

University President Steven Knapp and members of the GW community celebrated the opening of South Hall, the school’s first LEED-certified construction project on Thursday morning. The newest residence hall, which houses seniors in suites made up of four or five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a communal kitchen and living area, is the first GW building […]

Evan Schwartz: In search of a policy for PCs

The beginning of the semester here at GW requires students not only to start five new courses but also to learn the idiosyncrasies of five different professors. It is sometimes easy to forget that professors are people too, with their own lives and schedules and quirks, and like other human beings, they are entitled to […]

Former SA president seeks office

Former Student Association President Lamar Thorpe has begun a campaign to represent Maryland’s 47th District in the state’s House of Delegates. “Anyone who lives in the 47th District knows that there is a great deal of work to be done to make our community and county stronger, and as the gateway to Washington, D.C., our […]

Eshawn Rawlley: I don’t drink and vote

Correction appended Last week, Andrew Clark asked “Are we hung over from Obama-mania yet?” I’m not sure what other contributors to this page may be drinking, but I must say I don’t remember ever being drunk. It seems some individuals will deny the fact that the election of a person whose campaign gave hope to […]

Business program retains top 20 rank

GW’s international business department maintained its 16th-place position last week in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s best business programs. The department shares the spot with Indiana University and University of Missouri at St. Louis for the second year in a row. As a whole, the School of Business rose one […]

University receives grant to improve language studies

GW’s language resource center received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to advance the study of South Asian languages last month. The National Capital Language Resource Center, a consortium of GW, Georgetown, and the Center for Applied Linguistics, was announced as the recipient of the International Research and Studies grant last month. NCLRC […]