September 14, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 9

Stories from the September 14, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Trendy majors mirror current issues

Correction appended Unlike most fads, popular college majors do not often come and go. In fact, the three most popular majors – business administration, social sciences and education – have been the same since 1985, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. But with the advent of new technology and the need for a […]

More than 1,000 freshmen help out in service event

About half the freshman class volunteered for GW’s first annual Freshman Day of Service, working in the community at 13 different sites across the District on Friday. The event’s theme focused on “serving those who serve us,” organizers said, and was highlighted by first lady Michelle Obama’s promise to be this year’s commencement speaker if […]

Schools add study abroad locations

Business and engineering students will have new study abroad options starting this spring, officials said last week. Dean Susan Phillips said the School of Business has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, for a summer program. The School of Engineering and Applied Science also signed a MOU with Hong […]

Debt plagues GW graduates

The average student graduates from GW more than $30,000 in debt – 13 percent higher than the national average at private universities – according to the most recent data from GW and a recent study on collegiate debt. GW’s Office of Institutional Research reported the average member of the class of 2008 graduated with nearly […]

Multicultural Greek organizations step out in Kogan Plaza

Correction appended A crowd of around 150 energetic and diverse students gathered Saturday afternoon in Kogan Plaza to watch one fraternity and five sororities perform step dances, the final event for the Multicultural Greek Council Welcome Week. Each group, which all have members from GW, represented their Greek-letter organizations and its culture, and also showcased […]

Glitch delays pay for GWorld vendors

Correction appended All GWorld vendors have gone unpaid since late August because of a software error, a university official said Saturday. BBOne, an independent management firm paid to administer the University’s contracts with GWorld vendors, planned a software update to its system before students returned to campus. But unexpected issues postponed the completion of the […]

Community remembers 9/11 attacks

Hundreds of students, staff and alumni gathered Friday evening in University Yard for a candlelit vigil and memorial in honor of those who died in the 9/11 attacks. The vigil began with an opening prayer from Father Greg Shaffer of the Newman Catholic Student Center, which was followed by the lighting of nine candles on […]

University plans Mount Vernon overhaul

University officials are in the process of drafting a new Mount Vernon campus plan that could expand the amount of academic space there by more than 125,000 square feet, administrators said last week. At least two-thirds of Mount Vernon residents currently take at least one class there, but most full-time students must make their way […]

Women’s soccer loses on late goal

For the second time in three games, the GW women’s soccer team found itself in double overtime Friday against Robert Morris. Five days before, the Colonials had outplayed Howard in nearly every facet of the game but nonetheless walked away with a draw for their efforts. This time, however, in a more closely matched contest, […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Freshmen Jump Start series The Career Center will open its doors to freshmen who have questions regarding internships, work study jobs or career choices. RSVP required through GWork. Old Main Room 208 | 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday D.C internship panel A panel of upperclassmen will share their experiences on getting the classic D.C. […]