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.

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, […]

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, […]