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.

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 […]

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 […]