October 5, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 15

Stories from the October 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Monday The War in Afghanistan: Prospects and Challenges A distinguished panel will discuss the security challenges from the war in Afghanistan. RSVP required. Elliott School Lindner Family Commons | 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday Flu kit giveaway Stay healthy during the flu season with a free flu kit. Thurston Hall Lobby | 11 a.m. to […]

Staff Editorial: In need of more Knapp time

On Saturday, University President Steven Knapp held a “State of the University” speech for visiting alumni. This event was a great opportunity for graduates who wish to have a sense of where their contributions will help lead the University. In contrast, Knapp has yet to provide the same understanding to current students. This lack of […]

Toby Lausin: Not feeling very Colonial

In high school, I used to sit, anxious, squirming in my chair for the 3:00 bell to ring so I could go home and start getting ready for the game. This was every Friday night for me: I would get in my uniform, go on the track and cheer on the Brush Arcs as they […]

Journalist tackles economic issues

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein tried to get to the bottom of global economic issues in a lecture at the Elliott School of International Affairs Friday afternoon. Pearlstein was invited by GW’s Institute for International Economic Policy to present a lecture aimed at questioning how much more work is necessary to mend global […]

Letters to the Editor

A bad marketplace I read Josh Akman’s “Surviving the LSATs” with great fondness for when I took the LSAT nearly four years ago. It’s certainly a complicated, painstaking process, applying to law school and all. I’d warn Josh, and every other GW senior looking to go to law school to seriously reconsider. If you think […]

Hard times change plans for alums

In the midst of one of the most dismal job markets the U.S. has seen in decades, several GW alumni have created their own success. Three recent alumni who started public relations firms in New York and Washington, D.C. say they are finding success, despite an economic climate that has decimated companies from the multi-billion […]

Law school plans for new building

University administrators are discussing development plans for a new, $31 million law school building and garage on the Foggy Bottom campus, officials said last week. The building would add classroom space for the law school and feature below-ground parking, which will be a treasured commodity once the University parking garage is demolished as planned in […]

Sigma Chi dedicates townhouse

Though a pair of U.S. Senators failed to show up as expected, GW’s chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity formally dedicated its new townhouse on Saturday. Active brothers, alumni, friends and members of the fall 2009 pledge class attended the ceremony, which celebrated the acquisition of the organization’s first official house on campus since the […]

Action returns to Smith Center

After being largely unused for nearly seven months due to ongoing renovations, the Smith Center reopened its doors this weekend, hosting a pair of volleyball games and offering alumni a chance to tour the new facilities for the first time. Friday’s volleyball victory was the arena’s first official athletic competition since the men’s basketball team’s […]