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.

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 […]

Alum analyzes Rwandan genocide

Correction appended Speaking before a packed room in the Elliott School Thursday night, a recent alumnus tried to answer why a historically peaceful nation like Rwanda erupted into violence in 1994, leaving an estimated half a million to a million people dead. Omar McDoom, who received his master’s degree from the Elliott School of International […]

SEAS plans to accept more credit from courses taken abroad

School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean David Dolling wants 100 percent of his engineering students to go abroad. Historically, only five or six SEAS students per class study abroad during their four years at GW, but Dolling said in an interview last week he wants that to change. To encourage SEAS students to take […]

West End buildings due for upgrades

The D.C. government is searching for plans to redevelop an aging library and a fire station serving the Foggy Bottom community. In July, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) announced a request for proposals to redevelop the West End Neighborhood Library and a fire station not far from GW’s campus. The library is more than 40 […]

Campus Calendar

Monday CDs host David Plouffe Hear from Barack Obama’s former campaign manager David Plouffe at the College Democrats’ kickoff event. Jack Morton Auditorium, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Women’s soccer vs. American Cheer on the Colonials as they take on local rival American. Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, 4 to 6 p.m. Fall Film Series: “Transformers” […]

MPD to focus on Foggy Bottom Metro

The Metropolitan Police Department is increasing efforts to curb assaults and robberies in the Foggy Bottom area, MPD Lt. Alesia Wheeler-Moore said at a community meeting last week. MPD officers have been focusing on Pennsylvania Avenue between 21st and 26th streets and will pay extra attention to the Foggy Bottom Metro station, where suspects have […]

Kushma wins second straight singles event

Junior Chris Kushma had a dominant weekend at the Georgetown Classic, taking home the tournament’s singles championship without dropping a set in three days of play. Kushma also won his singles flight the weekend before at the UVa Classic in Charlottesville, Va. On his way to winning the Georgetown event this weekend, Kushma defeated sophomore […]