September 2, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 6

Stories from the September 2, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the Editor

Minor choices have major impacts As we wrap up the first week of the 2010 academic year here at The George Washington University, I wanted to write to congratulate you on the inspired manner in which you arrived back on campus, ready to take on the serious rigors of academic life at our institution. We […]

Staff Editorial: Taylor Hubbard will not be forgotten

On the day following the memorial for fellow Colonial Taylor Hubbard, we are reminded of both the legacy he has left here on campus and of the ways in which he will be missed. A large crowd gathered in Kogan Plaza Wednesday night to share stories about Taylor and take a moment to remember their […]

GW’s free speech policies rank mid-level

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has given GW a “yellow light” rating on its stoplight scale, meaning the free-speech advocacy group believes the University is potentially restrictive of individual rights. FIRE specifically pointed to GW’s disorderly conduct policy, demonstrations policy and GW Housing Program’s flyer distribution policy, as the reasons for the “yellow […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States Listen to Erlan Idrissov discuss Kazakhstan’s emerging role in Central Asia. Lindner Family Commons  5 to 7 p.m. Friday Career Center Open House Learn about what the Career Center offers, meet the staff and obtain information about job and internship opportunities. Career Center7 to 9 p.m. […]

Payment for GW veterans on schedule this year

Despite an increase in the number of veterans participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program this academic year, a University administrator said this week that delays in financial payments will be minimal. After experiencing significant delays last year in tuition payments for veterans participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, the University’s Office of Veteran Services worked […]

Clinton aide talks media at SMPA

Former White House press secretary and new School of Media and Public Affairs fellow Joe Lockhart discussed the changing scene of political communications at Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday. In a conversation with SMPA Director Frank Sesno, Lockhart – who served as the White House press secretary for former President Bill Clinton – described the changes […]

Study ranks research library funding

The University’s total library expenditures are only about one-fifth the size of Harvard University’s, the library with the largest research budget in the nation, according to 2007-2008 data from the Association of Research Libraries. During the academic year the ARL studied, GW’s total library expenditures amounted to $23,490,425 – a figure that ranks as the […]

Men’s soccer falls in scorcher against Mason

The GW men’s soccer team wasted no time getting on the board during the opening match of the D.C. College Cup – its first regular-season match – Wednesday afternoon, but an aggressive George Mason squad battled back with a flurry of second-half goals, topping the Colonials 3-1. Just after kickoff, Colonials sophomore forward Seth Rudolph […]

Thousands submit GW applications early

Nearly 3,000 students have already submitted applications for the GW Class of 2015, echoing a nationwide trend of increasingly early submissions for students eager to get a leg up in the exceedingly competitive college admissions cycle, a senior administrator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions confirmed last week. GW’s Early Decision application is still two […]