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.

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, […]

Holiday Guide: What to get every person on your list

The BFF Girls: Get her the newest Marc Jacobs perfume, Lola, to help with the boys. It’s around $48 for the 1-ounce bottle with an adorable floral cap ( Guys: Get him an engraved flask with his nickname on it (no matter how obscene). It’ll keep your inside joke alive every weekend. For around $20 […]

Alumnus makes mark in District politics

When Vincent Gray was an undergraduate at GW, he almost left after his freshman year. After two out of the three high school classmates he knew attending GW dropped out during their first year, Gray, who said he was one of just 50 black students at GW in the 1960s, went to his parents for […]

Phi Psi found guilty of hazing, but suspension lifted

The University has found the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity guilty of hazing and providing alcohol to minors, but lifted its suspension pending the imposition of sanctions, a University administrator said Sunday. An anonymous tip last month prompted a Student Judicial Services investigation into the organization, which included interviewing many members of the fraternity. Tara Periera, […]