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.

A presidential perspective

At colleges and universities across America, students are heading into the classroom, many for the first time. You’re taking part in a journey that will not only determine your future, but the future of this country. We know, for example, that nearly eight in ten new jobs will require workforce training or higher education by […]

Colonial Quest sends students around the District

Spandex, running shorts, headbands, knee-high decorated socks, colorful running shoes and vivid t-shirts were all on display at GW’s third annual Colonial Quest. Decked out in wacky, yet sporty, apparel, students joined together in Kogan Plaza Friday night to compete in the scavenger hunt-style race around D.C. Hatchet Video With a map of the District […]

Alcohol transport cases rise 14 percent

Correction appended The number of students transported to the GW Hospital for alcohol-related incidents increased nearly 14 percent last year3. Two-hundred and seventy-one students were transported to the hospital during the 2009-2010 academic year, said Tara Pereira, the assistant dean of students and director of Student Judicial Services. In the 2008-2009 academic year, EMeRG transported […]

Steep costs lead local students to International Colonial Inauguration

While Colonial Inauguration is an experience in which all members of the GW community are required to participate, some students found that the travel expenses to get there this summer were too much to shell out for the orientation program. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a plane ticket to fly cross-country for less […]

@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 […]