September 24, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 12

Stories from the September 24, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Raising the bar for research

The University’s first vice president for research, Dr. Leo Chalupa, has hit the ground running this year with his promise to connect various departments in unified research efforts. We are encouraged by the work done so far, and we hope that this is just the beginning of a successful effort to establish research as a […]

Congress mulls loan changes

A bill intended to cut out the middleman between college students and their federal loan providers passed the U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday, setting the stage for debate in the Senate over the measure that could make significant changes to student aid. If the bill passes, all new federal student loans will come directly […]

$5 – $10 – $20: A weekly entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Head down to the National Mall on Saturday afternoon for the ninth annual National Book Festival. In the space between the Capitol and the Washington Monument, more than 70 recognizable authors, including “A Walk to Remember” phenomenon Nicholas Sparks, will be signing books and reading excerpts. Admission is free! If you […]

Women’s soccer beats American

In the 13th minute of Tuesday’s game against American, GW women’s soccer freshman Molly Bruh sent the ball into the Eagles’ box amidst the gridlock of American defenders and Colonial forwards looking to score. Sophomore Sierra Smidinger jumped up to meet the ball head on, sending it past the diving keeper and giving GW the […]

Letter to the Editor

Let Greek-letter life grow Your recent editorial “Greek growth needs limit” (Sept. 21, p. 4) decrying the expansion of GW’s Greek-letter life demonstrates little understanding and fails to consider that GW is a constantly evolving institution. Until recently, GW was largely a commuter school. Now, it attracts students from all regions, many of whom matriculate […]

Andrew Pazdon: Support thy neighbor

I have often subscribed to the mantra of “I live to eat” and not “I eat to live.” Put plainly, I very much enjoy food and eating. While I also enjoy preparing my own food on a regular basis, there are many times when I would rather pay someone else to do it for me. […]

Obama campaign manager talks politics at Jack Morton

Tuesday, Sept. 22 David Plouffe, campaign manager of Barack Obama’s presidential run, discussed the difficulties their historic campaign faced and how he overcame them in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night. The event, hosted by the GW College Democrats, was sold out. During the speech, Plouffe gave the audience an inside look at Barack Obama […]

University promotes safety at event in University Yard

More than a dozen safety organizations shared information about everyday safety risks at the Safety Expo in University Yard on Wednesday. Police, fire, paramedics, risk management promoters, web fraud officials, and even pet awareness volunteers gathered at the Safety Expo to demonstrate how each aspect of one’s life carries a discrete risk and how to […]


KSM-Read Between the Lines (Buena Vista Records) Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, watch out! There are five new Disney starlets on the block, and they go by the name of KSM. The all-girl pop group sings about boy troubles, girl power and all of the adolescent issues in between. If you want something to dance […]