October 29, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 22

Stories from the October 29, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fewer students report flu-like symptoms

Nearly 600 students have reported flu-like symptoms to the Student Health Service this semester, but the number of sick students reporting symptoms has dramatically decreased in recent weeks, an SHS official said this week. SHS screened 23 cases of influenza-like illness during the week of Oct. 19, SHS Director Dr. Isabel Goldenberg said. This number […]

W. Russell Ramsey: A great time to be at GW

The happenings of this academic year, now only in its ninth week, should remind us all of why it is a great time to be at GW. The dynamic speakers and other events that fill our campus venues, the engagement of our faculty in teaching and research, and certainly the enthusiasm and energy of our […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Pumpkin carving with TRAiLS Carve pumpkins with GW TRAiLS and help raise money for alternative spring break trips Kogan Plaza | 1 to 5 p.m. Friday Prize-winning author shares chapters from her new book Margaret Atwood and GW students will read excerpts from “The Year of the Flood.” Lisner Auditorium | 8 to 11 […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Don’t wait for Prince Charming

Two strangers meet on the dance floor. They share a song, falling in love in the process. The next day they get married… or something like that. Sounds like a typical Vegas shotgun wedding right? Actually, it’s the synopsis of the classic Disney movie Cinderella. At the royal ball, Cinderella and Prince Charming do not […]

Annu Subramanian: Where have all the founding fathers gone?

People say the Democrats have no spine. People say the United Nations has no backbone. People say my favorite baseball team, the San Diego Padres, is a jellyfish for trading away our good players before giving them a proper chance. Well, if that’s the case, then much of society in general has a bad case […]

Square 54 stays on schedule

The multi-use complex being constructed at Square 54 is on schedule and finalizing negotiations with an unnamed grocery store chain. For many months, Square 54 was merely a large hole in the ground, but the underground parking garage has been completed and the building has risen three stories above street level in spots. In addition […]

Letter to the Editor

Web Exclusive The Hatchet’s story on commencement leaves a misimpression that is causing some confusion (“Smith Center, not Verizon Center, will be Commencement backup site,” Oct. 26, p. 1). First and foremost, The George Washington University plans to hold commencement exercises outdoors on the National Mall, a special and unique venue for commencement that gives […]

Water, energy use declines in dorms

A University environmental challenge has saved more than 300,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and more than 2.6 million gallons of water since the beginning of the year, according to data released earlier this month. Between Sept. 1 and Oct. 16, students living in University-owned housing used 6.6 percent less electricity and 9.6 percent less water […]

Corey Jacobson: Skip the second minor

Web Exclusive Your college degree ain’t worth what it used to be. Gone are the days when a college degree represented the gold standard of education – and students are looking desperately for ways to distinguish themselves. At the same time, students have developed a perception that modern careers require a diverse skill set. The […]