October 12, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 17

Stories from the October 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

More than telemarketing: connecting Colonials

Telemarketing. It often carries a bad connotation, bringing up images of call centers in India that try to sell you a timeshare. But at GW, they don’t call them telemarketers. Instead, callers and connectors are the terms of choice. The University’s Colonial Connection call center contacts alumni, parents and friends of the University to update […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Fall Film Series: ‘The Hangover’ Watch one of this summer’s most popular comedies, ‘The Hangover.’ A GWorld gets you and a friend in. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom | 8 to 10 p.m. ‘Coming Out Week’ features veteran as keynote speaker Lt. Dan Choi, an army combat veteran of the Iraq war, will speak about […]

Blind Date: Common interests, but differing views

Juniors Ricky Muñiz and Josh Schutze shared an evening filled with easy conversation at Stars Bistro in Dupont Circle, but held differing views on the restaurant and whether they are friends or something more. Dater Bios Name: Ricky Muñiz Year: Junior Age: 21 Hometown: Bayamón, Puerto Rico Major: International affairs and geography Name: Josh Schutze […]

SA senator wants to reform Virginia shuttle

When Student Association Sen. Schwetha Shekar, a first-year graduate student, heard about classmates who had to stay overnight on the Virginia campus because they’d missed the shuttle back to Foggy Bottom, she decided it was something she could fix in her role as an SA senator. Shekar brought the issue to the SA Student Life […]

Justin Guiffre: Two strikes, you’re out

This is the first column in a three-part series on GW’s medical amnesty policy. Next week, the author will compare other universities’ policies to those of GW and discuss the possible inclusion of drug use in the policy. The third week the author will lay out the basic criteria for a rewrite of the policy, […]

Letter to the Editor

Policies on sexual conduct don’t violate students’ rights Evan Schwartz’s question, “If a university can enact a policy on sex… where does its power to control its student body… stop?” is more than ridiculous, immature and puerile. GW is a private institution and can enact legislation as it sees fit to best improve the quality […]

University tweets more than others

Retweet this. GW is one of the most prolific college tweeters on Twitter, according to a study released last week. The University has 17 Twitter accounts and tweets an average of 58 times per day – more than any other university in the country – according to a study by Universitiesandcolleges.org. Twitter – a Web […]

Staff Editorial: A student for every search

On Friday, GW announced that Mary Futrell, dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, and Susan Phillips, dean of the School of Business, will step down from their positions on June 30, 2010. Combined with the search for a new provost, these announcements mean that GW will be looking to fill three […]

Andrew Pazdon: Sometimes insurance isn’t enough

When I fell ill three weeks ago, it felt rather fitting that the national health care debate was (and still is) raging. Unfortunately for my sanity, the health care debate brought me the worst fever dreams I’ve ever encountered in all my years. Being influenced by large amounts of Nyquil, a severe lack of sleep […]