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.

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 […]

Spirit organization hosts Kogan barbecue

A new student organization is on the lookout for something that may have been forgotten at GW amidst internships and extracurricular activities: school spirit. The Colonial Impact Group, a new, spirit-driven organization launched this year by former Student Association Executive Vice President Kyle Boyer, co-hosted its first event – a barbecue with live music in […]

Dior Toney: The life of the party

He stands on the bar in a tie and dark Converse sneakers, swinging bottles of whiskey and dancing with girls. His yellow glasses – without the lenses, of course – and baseball cap tilted up and to the side make him look like Steve Urkel, gone cool. He is singing at the top of his […]

Student Association will vote on allocations Tuesday

Student organizations are slated to receive nearly $380,000 in initial allocation funds – up $30,000 from last year’s distribution – according to the Student Association’s allocations bill. The SA Senate will approve the bill Tuesday night during a regular body meeting. In 2008 students voted to increase the student fee, which gives the SA more […]

Student loan default rate doubles

The federal loan default rate for GW students doubled from 2006 to 2007, but remains far short of the national average, according to statistics from the Department of Education. The University’s official student default rate in 2007 was 1.2 percent, more than double the 0.5 percent who defaulted in 2006. Over the same period, the […]