February 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 40

Stories from the February 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Religion at GW, through the eyes of the devout

Between internships, classes and friends, some GW students are balancing one more commitment – faith. While the following four students are not representative of all religion on campus, their stories can shed light about religion at GW. By the numbers In 2008, 1,000 GW students took part in a national study conducted by the University […]

Sounding the alarm: fire safety at GW

You’re about to step into the shower when you hear it. That alarm, ringing so loudly your hands immediately go to your ears. It’s a fire alarm. You might complain about fire drills – but the consequences of ignoring a fire alarm can be serious, according to University Police Chief Dolores Stafford. Two fire drills […]

Visitors double for Eckles Library

Visitors to Eckles Library have more than doubled since 2004 and students interviewed said they are increasingly drawn to the Mount Vernon library because of the smaller crowds and community feel. Eckles librarians count students each hour and statistics collected by the employees show Eckles went from 32,051 visitors during the 2004-2005 school year to […]

Herman Carrillo: Creative writing as artful commentary

Students experience a vast array of teachers and professors over their learning careers. But there are always those precious few who stand out – the ones who made an impact not just for the facts and skills they helped us gain, but for the knowledge, life experiences and mentorship they offered. Here, we feature two […]

Staff Editorial: There’s snow place like GW

As the District recovers from the devastation of Snowpocalypse, we expect students to look back on this storm with fond memories. On campus, the weekend was full of impromptu snowball fights, various last minute activities and free snacks in residence halls and at basketball games. In general, the University’s response was measured and effective, though […]

GW has most Peace Corps volunteers of mid-sized schools

For the second consecutive year, GW has more graduates in the Peace Corps than any other medium-sized university, the organization announced Thursday. This marks the second year in a row and third time in four years that GW has placed first in the rankings for the category of colleges and universities with between 5,000 and […]

Kyle Boyer: SA leaders shouldn’t lose touch with students

Each February, GW endures one of its most recognizable traditions – the Student Association elections. As ridiculous as it is, SA election season is also an exciting time, providing endorsement hearings, broadcast debates, live blogs, a postering day, fancy Web sites, T-shirt armies, rental cars, and, of course, violations. The elections bring energy to campus […]

Building of green spaces continues

The University’s effort to increase green space on campus is progressing with construction continuing on two major green spaces, the Square 54 green roof and the Square 80 green space. Square 54 will include more than 26,000 feet of green roof structures, including 18,000 square feet on the roof of the below-grade parking and loading […]

Josh Thompson: The district’s bag tax: a small price to pay

Let’s face the facts: water pollution is a major issue in D.C., and anyone who has ever seen the Anacostia River is a witness to that. Although no one enjoys a new tax, the newly implemented D.C. bag tax is a minor inconvenience when compared to the larger problem it is fighting. Despite the outcries […]