September 21, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 11

Stories from the September 21, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Greek growth needs limit

In the past, GW could honestly advertise that it had a small and intimate Greek-letter community that did not overwhelm the school – a fundamental appeal for many students. But in the past few years, the accuracy of this statement has steadily waned, as the number of organizations has increased and more Colonials have decided […]

More freshmen cited for alcohol violations

More freshmen have committed alcohol-related offenses so far this year than had at this point last year, but the head of Student Judicial Services attributes the increase to a slightly larger freshman class. As of Thursday, 60 freshmen have been addressed by SJS for alcohol-related behavior, SJS Director Tara Pereira said in an e-mail. Last […]

Staff Editorial: A shake-up in dining

Last week, the University began the search for GW’s next provost. The new employee will step into a position that reorganizes the University’s administrative structure. Such shake-ups don’t always result in tremendous changes for student life, but now is a good time to consider a logical change that could result in a substantive improvement in […]

University pledges to continue aid levels

Even as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced last week that the recession is likely over, University officials said they recognize that many GW families are not yet out of hot water. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said the largest impact of the recession at GW has been on the financial stability […]

Young America’s Foundation: First lady’s community service is agenda-driven

Hysterics have never been alien to American politics. Between the temperance movement, student protests in the 1960s, doubts of President Bush’s legitimacy, and the present paranoia, there have always been in our public discourse those who have abandoned the politics of prudence to engage in ideological shouting matches. We emphatically reject the accusation that GW’s […]

GWorld office to move to old FedEx location

GW plans to convert part of the GWorld office on the Marvin Center’s fifth floor into student space, Marvin Center officials said last week. The office, currently located next to the Hippodrome, will move to the first floor where the FedEx Kinkos store used to be. The company’s contract with the University expired on July […]

Andrew Clark: Rejecting health care reform

Don’t listen to what the pundits say about our generation; as a college student, you should be the first in line to oppose President Obama’s health care plan. On the surface, it may seem like the Democrats’ plan will be a boon for our generation. Cheap insurance? Good benefits? We should be clamoring for it! […]

Letters to the Editor

A deficit of student debt coverage As I picked up a copy of The Hatchet last Monday, I was struck by the page one article on the high amount of debt carried by GW students. Thinking that this is a big and important story, I flipped back to the opinions section to see what was […]

Career Center adds new initiatives

Finding a job after graduation may prove to be difficult for the class of 2010, but the GW Career Center is launching new initiatives to help seniors navigate the tight market. About 7 percent fewer seniors will receive jobs than did the class of 2009, according to a report published by the National Association of […]