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.

South Hall works out maintenance kinks

The University’s newest residence hall, South Hall, has had its share of maintenance issues since its opening this fall, but a University official said this week such problems were common with new buildings. The Office of Facilities Management received more than 50 work requests per week after move-in, Director of Facilities Management James Schrote said. […]

Staff Editorial: A problematic backup plan

One of GW’s biggest selling points is Commencement on the National Mall. Brochures for the University are covered with dramatic imagery of cap-and-gown-clad students sitting at the steps of our nation’s government. Of course, the pictures chosen often downplay the sometimes inclement weather of the Commencement ceremonies. It is true that holding such an event […]

Missing student returns safely

Senior Royal Gethers returned to campus early Monday morning, after lack of contact with friends prompted them to file missing persons reports with both city and University police over the weekend. Gethers said Monday evening he had gone with a girl to Virginia, but that he stopped at a friend’s house in Maryland and left […]

Staff Editorial: A completely wireless campus

A University official announced this week that the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia campuses will all be completely wireless by November. We applaud the University for following through on its plans and for nearly completing this multi-year effort. The transition to wireless is somewhat behind schedule – it was projected to be finished by […]

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 […]