December 7, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 31

Stories from the December 7, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Funding issues cause concern for homeless shelters

As the weather gets colder, homeless shelters in the city are in higher demand, but some homeless providers have said funding issues have made their financial future uncertain. In September, Mayor Adrian Fenty’s administration cut $12 million from the city’s homeless services budget, much to the chagrin of homeless supporters and nonprofit organizations around the […]

Holiday Guide: The gift of sugar, flour and a lot of love

You don’t have to go overboard this holiday season to give a great gift. Food is one thing on everyone’s wish list. Make these tasty treats, wrap them up with a little extra love, and they’ll disappear in minutes. Pecan pralines Makes around 16. Special equipment: Candy thermometer and parchment paper 1. Combine sugars and […]

Students blog for admissions, but posts go unnoticed

Each year, GW selects a handful of undergraduate students to write blog posts on the undergraduate admissions blog, an unedited forum in which bloggers are paid to write about their daily life at the University. Yet despite a recent revamp of the admissions and University Web sites, the frequent blog posts draw few, if any, […]

Holiday Guide: Out with the new and in with the old

A cute shirt, necklace or purse is always a great gift option. But how are you going to prevent your friend from looking like every other girl walking down M Street? Take a chance, go against the flow and show your friends this holiday season how special they are to you. Get them a one-of-a-kind […]

Staff Editorial: GW Report Card

Overall, this semester has been a good one for GW. We’ve avoided major controversies, and seen some notable improvements and events on campus. Still, there is always room for improvement. Here is GW’s report card for the semester: Guest Appearances: A This semester, GW hosted Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, Al Gore, Colin Powell, Public Enemy, […]

Holiday Guide: Skip the shopping: DIY gifts do the trick

Scented sugars Materials needed: – Granulated sugar – Aromatic edibles: Scented geranium leaves, rose petals, orange or lemon peel, vanilla beans – Glass jar with a tightly sealing lid Layer granulated sugar with aromatic edibles like scented geranium leaves, rose petals, orange and lemon peel (first set out for a day to dry), or vanilla […]

Leo Chalupa: How research impacts teaching

To me, research involves the generation of knowledge. It is the process by which we replace ignorance with a new understanding based on rigorous methods established by scholars in a given field. I can actually pinpoint the precise moment when I recognized the broad nature of university research. As an undergraduate I had a dual […]

Holiday Guide: The gift of experience

A lot of people say “It’s the thought that counts” when it comes to gifts. But let’s be real, that’s only said when you are disappointed that your Porsche-driving, three-face-lifted grandma just gave you another multi-colored Christmas sweater to add to your collection of unwearables. While you can’t force Grandma to stop giving you those […]

SA leaders: Making progress

As we reach the midpoint in the school year, we wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on the progress we have made so far as your Student Association representatives and lay out a plan for the semester that is to come. We began this year with a focus on making small, tangible improvements to […]