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.

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, […]

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 […]