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.

Man wields crowbar, attempts bizarre escape near GW Hospital

A man made a bizarre escape after an attempted crime went wrong just off campus last month. Two construction workers reported a 6-foot-tall bearded man allegedly stole a crowbar from their truck and began attempting to pry open the driver’s side door of the white 2004 Chevrolet on Nov. 27, according to a Metropolitan Police […]

Director of Human Services Program honored by nonprofit

Web Exclusive Human services and sociology professor Honey Nashman was honored by Greater D.C. Cares, a non-profit volunteer mobilization organization, last month for her work in public service. Greater D.C. Cares inaugurated Nashman into the Class of Change, a group of emerging leaders in philanthropy, volunteerism and service in the region in late November. The […]

Founder of D.C. Central Kitchen promotes social enterprise endeavors

Web Exclusive Robert Egger, founder of the D.C. Central Kitchen, spoke with students about innovative ways to give back to the community at an event hosted by the GW Social Enterprise Forum in Funger Hall Thursday. Egger – who was named one of Oprah Magazine’s ‘Real Sexiest Men Alive’ in 2006-said he believes social enterprise […]

Officials outline challenges, hopes for sustainability plan

A panel of top University administrators discussed challenges facing the University’s promise to become carbon neutral at an event Friday morning in the Marvin Center, but members said they remained hopeful they would be able to dramatically reduce emissions. Meghan Chapple-Brown, director of Office of Sustainability, moderated a panel of four high-ranking University officials, and […]

Two students find NPR internships worth their while

Web Exclusive At some organizations, an internship is the equivalent of being the errand-boy. It is getting coffee, sorting mail, and filing paperwork. At National Public Radio, two GW students found it could also be an incredible experience with real responsiblity. Interns at NPR are involved with their team taking on projects and responsibilities as […]

Holiday Guide: To give or not to give?

For penny-pinching college students who are stressing about finals, holiday gift-giving often becomes one extra pressure in their already time-crunched lives. Added to that, most of the holidays fall during finals or when students go home for winter break, so traditional gift-giving among students can be pretty rare. That is the case for first-year graduate […]

President of GW Veterans testifies before Congress

GW student and Iraq war veteran Brian Hawthorne testified before Congress Thursday in front of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs at the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity’s Education Roundtable. Hawthorne is the founder and president of GW Veterans, a student organization that aims to build a community for student veterans on campus. He is also […]

Study space hours extended for finals

Web Exclusive The University recently announced a plan to help alleviate one of the biggest stress factors of finals time-finding quiet place to study on campus. From Dec. 2 through Dec. 17, building hours have been extended and new places opened to students on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses as part of the […]

Cost of SEC building not yet determined

Members of the Faculty Senate voiced concerns at the body’s November meeting over the lack of a price tag for the proposed Science and Engineering Complex, an expensive project that is expected to radically alter GW’s academic focus. After an update about the complex by Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz, multiple members of […]

Holiday Guide: Ten gifts under $10 for this holiday season

At the end of the semester, with Colonial Cash dwindling and debit cards running dry, it’s hard for us to feel in the spirit of giving for the holidays. As many of us have exhausted whatever mommy-money rations we had back in October, here is a list of 10 gifts under $10 for a fun, […]