November 19, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 28

Stories from the November 19, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Number of graduate students reaches new high

For months, universities, employers and even President Barack Obama have been telling students and employees that now is a great time to enter graduate school, and from the 13 percent surge in graduate applications this year, it appears people are listening. GW currently has 14,000 students enrolled in its graduate programs – the largest graduate […]

College Dems, Republicans square off in energy debate

Web Exclusive The GW College Democrats and College Republicans participated in an animated debate over energy policy Monday night in front of an audience of about 30 people. Moderated by senior Eshawn Rawlley, CDs Matt McDermott and Brad Dlatt faced CRs Moses Weisberg and Sam Dewitt, sounding off an issues like off-shore drilling, nuclear energy, […]

Greek housing decision coming

Greek-letter organizations vying for University-owned townhouses will find out whether or not their organization secured a space by Dec. 7, a University official said this week. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said the final decision on who gets what townhouse rests with him, although he will receive a recommendation […]

More colleges break $50,000 cost barrier

Web Exclusive Nearly 60 universities have surpassed the $50,000 benchmark for total cost and GW, once the most expensive school in the nation, is now listed in fifth place, according to a list compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The list names Sarah Lawrence College as the most expensive school, with $55,788 in annual […]

Annu Subramanian: Expertise into efficiency

It’s time for us to take responsibility for this world in which we live. Every charity prides itself on accomplishments, innovations and sweeping successes. Yet poverty, education and hunger statistics remain startling. In this country alone, the number of nonprofits exceed 1.2 million, and globally that number clocks in at around 5 million. Like some […]

College Dems lobby for health care reform on Hill

Web Exclusive Amid the bustle of staffers fielding calls from concerned constituents, surrounded by framed images of the senator, North Carolina peanuts and guides to the best Tar Heel barbeque, members of the GW College Democrats waited in the office of Senator Kay Hagan, D-N.C., office to voice their concerns on the health care reform […]

Reporters tell tales from campaign trail

Journalists and former campaign officials told tales from the 2008 presidential election trail Monday night at the Elliott School, detailing the role of embedded reporters in one of the longest presidential campaigns in recent history. The embedded reporters – who represented major media outlets during the campaign – chronicled the unique journalistic challenges involved in […]

Sports in Brief

Number Crunch: 8 The number of blocks women’s basketball sophomore Sara Mostafa had in Tuesday’s 84-82 win at North Texas. She also led GW with 17 points and 11 rebounds, both career highs. Volleyball seeded fifth in A-10 Tournament The GW women’s volleyball team will travel to the Fredricks Center in Dayton, Ohio this weekend […]

Staff Editorial: Looking for more leadership from the Dining Services Commission

Ask students what their concerns are with the University, and many will put dining options at the top of their list. As the key liaison between the student body and the University dining program, much of the responsibility of addressing complaints falls on the Student Association’s Dining Services Commission. But this year, the DSC has […]