October 8, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 16

Stories from the October 8, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University drops Greek townhouse bills

The University dropped tens of thousands of dollars in housing charges for Greek-letter organizations this week, citing economic issues that prevented groups from filling spaces in their University-owned townhouses over the summer. By contract, Greek-letter groups are obligated to fill 95 percent of the beds in their University-owned townhouses all throughout the year. Groups that […]

Back in the Game

On a rainy Friday morning, Brian Ellerbe sits at his desk – comfortably and slightly reclined – with a laptop on either side, smiling. As he speaks, he does not grin once or twice or even occasionally, but practically as a means of punctuation. His lips stretch the square goatee that borders them, easing his […]

With little fanfare, SA allocates $380,000

The Student Association senate passed the 2009-2010 initial allocations bill Tuesday night with no amendments, little debate and in barely half an hour. The allocation process traditionally garners attention, boisterous public comment from student organizations and heated debate, but the nearly $380,000 bill passed quickly and quietly, with two senators abstaining from voting, and only […]

Filipino officials discuss terrorism

The Philippine ambassador to the U.S. said Tuesday morning his country is in need of aid to quell an uprising of terrorist groups. Ambassador Willy Gaa was the featured speaker for the GW Homeland Security Policy Institute’s Ambassadors Roundtable series held in the Marvin Center. Retired General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Victor […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Free depression screenings The GW Counseling Center will offer free and confidential screenings for depression. Marvin Center Room 404 | 12 to 2 p.m. Friday Meet the Leaders with Dr. Kristen Renn Renn, a leading expert on identity development in college students, will speak at this free event. Elliott School Room 211 | 4:30 […]

New business provides eco-friendly eats on campus

Eco-friendly food vendor On The Fly has brought a SmartKart – an electric vehicle with zero emissions – to GW, bringing fresh food and giving students a taste of running their own business. On The Fly chose GW to start its university program, working with students to build business skills while selling inexpensive, all-natural food. […]

Editorial: Standing in solidarity for students’ rights

Editor’s note: While The Hatchet is fortunate to be an independent publication free from editorial oversight from the administration, other papers are not so lucky. Periodically, the rights of student journalists are threatened. Printed below is a joint editorial, published in collaboration with universities listed below, in support of Los Angeles City College’s student newspaper, […]

Public health school to receive its own building

After years of sharing space and leasing parts of buildings around Foggy Bottom, the School of Public Health and Health Services will finally have a place to call home, administrators confirmed this week. University officials are currently negotiating plans to construct the first stand-alone building for the School of Public Health and Health Services, said […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Rating access to residence halls

Part of the college experience is the transition into adulthood. Undoubtedly, this includes (sometimes frustrating) encounters with service providers. Recently, I waited in my room for the cable guy to show up, having been told he would come “sometimes between nine and three o’clock.” But it turns out I didn’t need to at all, because […]

College Republicans dine with Rep. Joe Wilson

Three U.S. congressmen, including Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., joined members of the College Republicans as part of their Congressional Dinner Series in Mount Vernon’s Post Hall Tuesday night. Congressmen Wilson, Tom Price, R-Ga., and Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., were the guests for the evening, and much of the discussion focused on the health care debate that […]