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.

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 […]

Deans will have larger role in new fundraising campaign

Planning has begun for a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will redefine the roles of school deans and further increase the University’s fundraising efforts, President Steven Knapp said in an interview on Friday. Knapp and other University officials are launching a fundraising campaign to raise a “significant amount” of money, Knapp said, to fund student aid, […]