September 7, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 7

Stories from the September 7, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

@GWToday: Stop damaging GW’s reputation

In today’s world of digital hyper-networking, it is clear that self-promotion has taken on a new role. Tools like Twitter are used not only by French rappers claiming D.C. roots, but also by businessmen, corporate firms and colleges. This is especially good for schools because it allows them to follow student dialogue and identify people […]

Bookstore clothing line to support foreign workers

The GW Bookstore teamed up with Knights Apparel to offer a new clothing line this fall that plans to pay clothing manufacturers in the Dominican Republic a living wage. Workers for the new line, Alta Gracia Apparel, will earn about three times more than other apparel workers in the country, with wages based on a […]

Letter to the Editor

We are G-dub We wanted to take a minute to thank the entire GW community for helping us to start the year off with a great first weekend. Program Board’s Fall Fest, featuring Wale and Travie McCoy, was an epic success drawing crowds of over 5,000 people to University Yard for a full day of […]

Wale, Travie McCoy draw thousands to University Yard

Nearly 5,000 people crowded University Yard Saturday for Program Board’s annual Fall Fest event, the executive chair of PB said, making this year’s festival one of the largest in recent GW history. The event featured performances by big-name rapper Wale – a D.C. native – and Travie McCoy, who performed at GW’s Spring Fling in […]

Staff Editorial: A model for programming

This past Labor Day weekend was one that GW should be proud of. Fall Fest was well-planned, well-attended and entertaining, and the more intimate FoBoGro and Tonic Welcome Back Party and BBQ proved that many sponsors could come together to host a fun event aimed at simply welcoming students back to campus. The success of […]

Mattresses aid in bedbug prevention

Despite recent outbreaks of bedbugs in New York City this summer, there have yet to be any cases of bedbugs at the University, an official said last week. Bedbugs have been reported in GW residence halls in the past, but no cases have been reported so far this semester, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard confirmed in […]

Professor’s expertise featured on ‘The Colbert Report’

Elliott School of International Affairs professor Dr. Scheherazade Rehman has been a foreign-exchange and money-market trader in Bahrain and is an authority on global and emerging financial markets. But the international business and finance professor says she just wants to educate and remedy the global crisis in the financial world. Her family moved around the […]

Coping with life in Copenhagen

After living in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a little under a week now, it seems as if the city has received enough rain to be considered a rainforest. Half of my umbrellas have already collapsed, and I’m afraid that the waterproofing on my raincoat is going to wash off soon. Most of the city – or […]

In study of college administrators, GW bucks national trend

The average number of university administrators nationwide has grown steadily over the past 14 years, but GW bucks the national trend, according to a report released by the Goldwater Institute. While the number of administrators has grown at other colleges across the country, GW has decreased the number of administrators per 100 students by nearly […]