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.

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 […]

Sports in Brief

W. soccer freshman wins A-10 Rookie of the WeekW. soccer freshman wins A-10 Rookie of the Week GW women’s soccer freshman Melanie Keer was named Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week Monday. Keer, who typically plays defender for the Colonials, earned the overtime assist that led to GW’s game-winning goal against Mount St. Mary’s Sunday. […]

GW ranks high on G.I. Jobs college list

GW ranks among the top 15 percent of “military-friendly” schools across the country, as ranked by G.I. Jobs magazine in August. According to the magazine, the University offers program flexibility, veteran support, financial benefits and social outlets, including having a student veterans’ organization on campus. One specific financial benefit noted is the University’s participation in […]

Junior launches political blogs for a younger crowd

After launching a cross-partisan political blog last summer that has garnered a 30,000 average monthly hit count, junior Conor Rogers is unveiling three new blogs – a breaking news ticker, an LGBT rights debate forum and a blog spotlighting young activists. Rogers’ initial creation, The Politicizer, is an online political magazine offering voices from all […]

Medicine and the crown

When 24-year-old medical student Stephanie Williams competed in the Miss D.C. beauty pageant last June, she eagerly swapped scrubs for a ball gown. But now, to follow through with her platform, she is donning a medical uniform once again. Though her platform is officially called “A Dose of Prevention: Smart Medicine for What Ails America,” […]

Psychology professor tells audience to take risks at Last Lecture

This year’s Last Lecture Series kicked off Sept. 2 with a speech by Professor Dennis Schell, in which he revealed to his audience that he was once an ordained minister. The series gives professors the opportunity to address students as though they were giving the last lecture of their career. In his lecture, Schell, a […]

University voices hotel construction concerns

A number of community members and University officials have reached out to the development team responsible for construction on a new Marriott hotel on the Foggy Bottom Campus, urging the company to be respectful of neighborhood noise levels and pedestrians near the construction zone. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said several individuals and University offices have […]

Alum seeks to curb street harassment

Most women that live in an urban area can recall an instance in which a glance or call from an unsuspecting stranger on the street made them feel threatened. Holly Kearl, a GW alum, said it was time to end the act that is known as street harassment at a reading of her new book […]

Women’s soccer wins twice on weekend

The Labor Day heat didn’t seem to bother the GW women’s soccer team, who racked up two home victories over the holiday weekend. The Colonials defeated UMBC Friday and Mount St. Mary’s Sunday, both by scores of 1-0. Senior goaltender Bridget Mahon recorded both shutouts. “It’s always nice to get two wins at home,” Mahon […]