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.

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 […]

University gives undergraduates research grants for first time

Three undergraduate students received $10,000 research grants from the University for the academic year, the first time GW has awarded undergraduates funding to implement research projects, the Office of the Vice President for Research announced over the summer. Undergraduate students Sally Nuamah, Lisa Hartland and Justin Shafa will each conduct a research project over the […]

Kazakh leader seeks globalization

Kazakh Ambassador Erlan Idrissov said his country is becoming more progressive in an effort to become a competitor in the global economy, during a speech Thursday at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Idrissov centered his evening address around the country’s potential, emphasizing its goal to “remain competitive and attractive to businesses,” while also maintaining […]

University hopes to implement two research initiatives this year

The 10 research initiatives the University launched last year are currently at different stages of completion, but the University hopes to implement at least two this academic year, a University official said last week. Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa said key administrators and deans are currently in the process of deciding which two centers […]

Men’s soccer suffers

For 89 minutes Saturday, the GW men’s soccer team managed to stay even with its opponent, Howard, keeping the score tied at zero and a victory just one goal away. Then, with less than 60 seconds left in the game, the Colonials went on the attack, sending more players at their opponent’s goal in an […]