November 9, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 25

Stories from the November 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Move to nix political research funds fails

An amendment proposed by a U.S. senator that would have prevented the National Science Foundation from funding political science research and put the University’s political science program in jeopardy failed this week, much to the relief of some University officials. U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., proposed an amendment last month that aimed to “prohibit the […]

Men’s water polo finishes fifth in final weekend

The GW men’s water polo team, which had lost nine straight games entering the postseason and all eight of its division contests this year, rallied behind 10 goals in three games from sophomore Cray Rogers to take fifth place at this weekend’s CWPA Southern Division Championship in Lewisburg, Pa. The Colonials (9-22) did not begin […]

Vote coming on new SA constitution

A task force of Student Association members has been seeking student input and suggestions on a draft of a new constitution, but only one student not affiliated with the SA attended a town hall meeting held Wednesday night. The task force had hoped for input before the senate votes on the new constitution on Tuesday, […]

Service sorority hosts inaugural St. Jude’s benefit walk

Web Exclusive Epsilon Sigma Alpha, GW’s community service sorority, hosted their first fall charity walk Sunday as part of their philanthropy initiative at St. Jude’s Hospital. The fundraiser, which hosted sisters of ESA in addition to other student organizations, sought to raise funds for cancer research and raise awareness for the cause on campus. More […]

Mayor of Jerusalem visits Elliott School

The mayor of Jerusalem hopes to revitalize his home city by increasing tourism to 10 million visitors per year, he said Friday morning at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Nir Barkat – who was elected mayor of Israel’s capital city in 2008 – has been touring the U.S. promoting Jerusalem as a prime city […]

University saves nearly $1 million in energy costs

The University saved almost $1 million during the last fiscal year by cutting energy costs, University President Steven Knapp told faculty members last month. GW saved $950,000 from July 2008 to the end of June 2009, Knapp announced during last month’s faculty assembly. Sustainability has become a top priority at GW, fueled by the growing […]

Staff Editorial: The softer side of science

At many colleges, Saturday nights are reserved for beer pong and bar hopping. On Saturday, it was clear from Twitter and Facebook feeds that many GW students had traded in the ping pong balls for C-SPAN and health care reform. Politics, and by association, political science, often drives this University. While health care will continue […]

Andrew Clark: A collapsed majority

There may not have been a drunken celebration outside the White House like last year, but you can bet that the Obama administration has heard loud and clear the message from Tuesday’s election. Republican Bob McDonnell, who addressed GW conservatives earlier this year in a speech, swept Virginia’s gubernatorial race. Republican Chris Christie, running for […]