September 10, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 8

Stories from the September 10, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Thursday “The Day Before: A Conference on the National Security Implications of Climate Change.”Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., will deliver the keynote address for this half-day conference hosted by the Elliott School. RSVP required. Jack Morton Auditorium. 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday First annual Freshman Day of ServiceFreshmen will partake in community service throughout D.C., […]

Law school applications rise 7 percent

The GW Law School saw a 7 percent increase in applications for this year’s class and administrators say the increase could be due to tougher economic times, a law school administrator said Tuesday. Gregory Maggs, senior associate dean for academic affairs in the law school, said the program received more than 9,500 applications this year. […]

Interning for Obama

Five GW students scored the Holy Grail of internships this semester after being selected for the Fall 2009 White House Intern Program. Dele Butler, Brandi Carson, Emily Hotez, Taylor Stanek, and Christine Walz were among 115 selected nationwide for the prestigious internship. The only university with more White House interns is Georgetown University, with six […]

Struggling for space

Asked to describe the most recent audition for The GW Vibes, Erica Manoatl only needed two words: slightly chaotic. “We had about 75 people try out, but The Pitches were there as well,” she said, referring to another a cappella group on campus. “There were about 45 people waiting to get inside the room in […]

Dozens of flu cases reported

More than 35 students have reported having flu-like symptoms in the last one and a half days and preparations to combat the spread of sickness are escalating, University officials said Wednesday. Are students afraid of swine flu? The Student Health Service reported it saw or screened 17 students with flu symptoms on Tuesday and an […]

Staff Editorial: Steps for studying abroad

Imagine you are volunteering in a foreign country, teaching English to young children. One day, members of the military come and arrest you, and three days later, you are deported. For seven GW students, this scenario was a reality. The students volunteered through the program “Learning Enterprises,” a nonprofit through which college students can teach […]

School gets presidential pep talk

School Without Walls students received a unique back-to-school pep talk Tuesday from an Obama cabinet member as part of an initiative that saw government officials visit schools across the nation Tuesday. Christina Romer, a college professor and economic adviser to President Barack Obama, appeared at the school with D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), who […]

From receSs to rap

For students of theatre and sociology, the world of rap music may not seem like the next step after graduation. For GW alum Travis Helwig, it is just another part of his creative process. “Hip hop is something I found that, I don’t know, I can really just have fun with it,” said Helwig, a […]

Detained: Three days in Ethiopia

On an early July morning in Awwadaay, Ethiopia, senior Emma McCormick was sick and contemplating the cancellation of her morning’s English class. As she lay on her bed in the eastern part of the country where she and six other GW students were volunteering for the summer, she heard a knock at the gate. Knowing […]