February 22, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students learn business at Olympics

Between coursework, behind-the-scenes tours and meetings, and sporting events, a group of GW students’ trip to the Winter Olympics has been much more than a Vancouver vacation. As part of a three-credit course called Behind the Scenes at the 2010 Winter Olympics Games, 28 graduate students are in Vancouver from Feb. 12 to 23, studying […]

Staff Editorial: A great first step

On Friday, after years of having students in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences muddle through a broken advising system, GW announced it will be making a change. The University is finally tackling the issues surrounding advising in CCAS. Naturally, a number of factors will have to work to make sure the changes are […]

Trustees pitch in for service challenge

The University’s highest governing body is stepping up to help students complete first lady Michelle Obama’s community service challenge by pledging to serve at least 60 hours each before Obama’s deadline of May 1. Last October, Board of Trustees members Allan From and Michelle Hagans proposed to the 31 members of the board that each […]

Letter to the Editor

Taking the danger out of life’s battles Thank you to Kelly Zentgraf for writing the piece “Raising awareness over eating disorders,” (Feb. 18, p. 4). I just wanted to add a few comments to the dialogue and point out that eating disorders and low self-esteem aren’t just dangerous when you are bulimic or anorexic. Some […]

Candidates rise early for postering

Long before a Joint Elections Committee member banged a spoon against a giant kitchen pot at 7 a.m. Friday morning, a crowd of election candidates and their friends were buzzing around Kogan Plaza, eager for the morning’s events to start. The 7 a.m. start kicked off postering day, the official beginning of the campaigning period. […]

Off the beaten path: the new Pelham

They traveled on the Vern Express, across a tennis court and through an underground parking garage to get to their destination. Then they were greeted with building sketches to examine and hard hats to don. Their reward? Touring the University’s soon-to-be-newest residence hall – Pelham Hall. Last week, administrators opened the residence hall, which had […]

For Executive Vice President: Rob Maxim

For Rob Maxim, his everyday student experiences are the only assets he needs to be an effective EVP. “I’ve witnessed what works well and what red tape exists,” Maxim said. He wants to change that red tape and, in keeping with his campaign motto, “maximize GW for everyone.” Class: Junior Major: International affairs and business […]

Braving the elements

As a third-year medical student at GW Hospital, Candice Woodcock generally spends her days on duty saving lives. But she was struggling for her own life last summer as part of her second stint on the popular reality television drama Survivor. Last August, Woodcock, who placed eighth out of 20 contestants on Survivor: Cook Islands […]

For Executive Vice President: Logan Dobson

Logan Dobson knows about the typical student’s low opinion of the Student Association, and says that perception is totally valid. “That opinion’s been completely valid for two years now,” Dobson said. “It’s not about the SA needing to publicize their accomplishments. The issue is that the SA needs to accrue some accomplishments.” Class: JuniorMajor: Political […]