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.

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 […]

Staff Editorial: Foggy Bottom headache

Almost five years ago, this editorial page made a very simple request: “The Foggy Bottom Association should use newly acquired funds to improve the neighborhood, rather than to initiate litigation against GW.” Instead, the FBA has done the exact opposite. More than two years after its filing, the FBA’s appeal against the 20-year campus plan […]

Foggy Bottom Association loses campus plan appeal

The Foggy Bottom Association lost a two-year appeal of GW’s 20-year campus plan last week, but succeeded in challenging the method the University uses to count the number of students using the Foggy Bottom campus. The neighborhood group, which often finds itself at odds with the University, filed a complaint with the D.C. Court of […]

Ex-ambassador speaks at ESIA

A former Chinese ambassador to the United Nations hopes for a world where the U.S. and China can be allies, the diplomat said at an Elliott School event Tuesday afternoon. Wu Jianmin spoke about the future of China’s international relations as a part of GW’s Sigur Center’s lecture series on Asian identity and power. China, […]