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.

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 […]

Study abroad amends financial policy

A new four-tiered system will lower the cost of studying abroad for some GW students, albeit only by a few hundred dollars for most. While students will still pay GW tuition if they choose to study abroad during the academic year, the Office of Study Abroad announced last week that the University will now charge […]

Group comes to D.C. to fight gay marriage

A national organization against gay marriage has opened a D.C. office to fight any same-sex marriage proposals that may arise in D.C. this year. The National Organization for Marriage, a nonprofit group credited with playing a key role in the passage of Proposition 8, a California ballot measure to ban gay marriage, is currently operating […]

Women’s soccer held scoreless in draw

On a hot and muggy Sunday at Howard’s Greene Stadium, the GW women’s soccer team seemed to truly dominate the Lady Bison in the midfield, in the possession battle, and in the 50-50 balls. But after 90 minutes of regulation, 30 minutes of overtime and a whopping 29 shots, the scoreboard never changed and the […]