September 17, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 10

Stories from the September 17, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Some elevators to get upgrades

The University is projected to spend nearly $15 million in renovations on three on-campus buildings over the academic year. The Academic Center, JBKO Hall and Lafayette Hall are all slated for renovations, and work on the Academic Center elevators has already commenced. One elevator has been upgraded and two are expected to be finished this […]

Housing Programs launches mentorship program

GW Housing Programs is launching a new mentorship program, pairing undergraduate seniors with graduate students who can provide advice about living in “the real world” and graduate school. Seniors will be able to consult with graduate students on how to prepare themselves for the last months of college, and the future ahead both in graduate […]

Student Association set to dole out funding

The Student Association Senate will dole out more than $700,000 in allocations to student organizations this year, an increase from the $613,367 that was distributed last year, Connor Walsh, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said this week. Total allocations will reach $736,996 this year, but Walsh said he didn’t know how much money would […]

Elliott School to start showing video from events online

A gift from an anonymous donor will fund the launch of a Web video program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, university officials said last week. The project – which has funding for the next two years – will enable the Elliott School to host streaming videos from 25 events held this year and […]

Men’s soccer shuts out Longwoood

For the GW men’s soccer team, the score looked familiar, but the outcome couldn’t have been more different. Looking to rebound after a disappointing 4-0 loss over the weekend to No. 11 California, the Colonials put together their most complete effort of the season, defeating Longwood by the same 4-0 score at the Mount Vernon […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 9/10/09 – 1959 E Street – 11:40 p.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a complaint that an unknown subject was throwing orange peels out of his or her window. Officers canvassed the area in question and interviewed residents, but were unable to identify a suspect. No identifiable suspects 9/12/09 […]

Jordan Chapman: Stop the noisemaking

I am a Republican, although in the eyes of some of my conservative brethren, I am not a very good one. My party has moved more and more to the right in the past few decades, pushing out moderates who once provided a calming influence to the fiery rhetoric of the right. The Young America’s […]

Elliott School to launch new research center

The Elliott School of International Affairs plans to launch a new research center this fall that will encourage scholarly work as part of the school’s graduate program for security policy. Elliott School Associate Dean Douglas Shaw said the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies will support research projects and delve into “policy-relevant” questions regarding war, […]

Staff Editorial: The picture-perfect provost

Correction appended On Monday, the University kicked off its nationwide search for GW’s first chief academic officer and provost. The search comes three months after Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman announced his plans to officially retire in December of 2010. This search presents an opportunity to rejuvenate GW’s leadership and solve lingering […]