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.

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 […]

Andrew Pazdon: This little piggy goes too far

First place, third place and fourth place – these are the results of a Google query of how expensive it is to attend GW this year, compared to all the other universities or colleges in the country and the world. The only thing that boggles my mind more than financial news agencies being unable to […]

Three locations start taking GWorld

Three more restaurants have begun accepting GWorld, a University official confirmed last week. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said Sawah Diner, Colonial Bistro at Ross Hall and Colonial Cafe at the Virginia campus have installed the GWorld machines and are now accepting GWorld as a form of payment. Another restaurant, Tuscany Cafe, and a salon, Moda […]

Political pundit mentions professor and e-mails ensue

Professor Mark Feldstein received a slew of negative e-mails last week, a few months in to his sabbatical leave. Why, he wondered, was he – seemingly out of nowhere – receiving such vitriolic messages? Junior Joe Sangiorgio – one of Feldstein’s former students – gave him the answer. Comments Feldstein had made had been discussed […]

Sports in Brief

Swimming stumbles in Philadelphia The GW swimming team finished third place among the three teams in this weekend’s men’s dual meet with Villanova and host Drexel in Philadelphia, Pa. while the women lost to Drexel in the same pool Saturday. Among the bright spots for the Colonials’ men’s squad was freshman Niklas Glenesk, whose 1:44.85 […]

Television food stars flock to D.C.

Food lovers and industry specialists from across the country – including some Food Network favorites – gathered at the fourth annual Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show in the District this past weekend. The consumer-based trade show is an annual celebration of cooking and entertaining designed to be a fun and engaging experience for culinary enthusiasts. […]

Alumnus credited for giant spider discovery

Web Extra A GW graduate recently made a large discovery. Literally. Matjaz Kuntner, who obtained his Ph.D. at GW, discovered a giant golden orb-weaving spider from Africa and Madagascar after several years of researching similar species. The giant Nephila species, as they are known, are “extremely rare” giant spiders, with leg spans that can reach […]