September 9, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 8

Stories from the September 9, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University monitors Vern Express traffic

Despite the population growth on the Mount Vernon Campus, the Vern Express is still running the same number of shuttles to and from the Foggy Bottom Campus as last year. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said up to 12 buses may be operating during peak hours even with the opening of GW’s newest residence, West Hall. […]

Donald Parsons: GW needs to reconsider expensive new center

Though few have read it, including apparently some top administrators, the University’s “Strategic Plan for Academic Excellence” is often held to be a guiding star for all University activity. If one regularly reads the output of Rice Hall, one might imagine that no leaf falls in Foggy Bottom that was not preordained by the Strategic […]

Lady Gaga asks fans to love themselves

“I’m not just gonna prance around in a bra and underwear and not stand for something,” pop phenomenon Lady Gaga said mid-ballad Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. Her declaration came shortly after telling fans, “You can change the world if you want to,” setting the tone for her eye-catching, fire-filled show. Performing fan favorites […]

University upgrades TV services in residence halls

Students living in GW residence halls will have more entertainment options this year, as the Division of Information Technology partnered with RCN over the summer to upgrade the University’s television service from analog to digital. A digital converter box providing basic digital TV service was installed in each residence hall room beginning in May. Students […]

Jukebox the Ghost returns to GW

Jukebox the Ghost turned Kogan Plaza’s gazebo into a stage Tuesday, when they played an acoustic show to celebrate the release of their second album, “Everything Under the Sun.” Fresh off their Sept. 1 performance on “The Late Show with David Letterman”, the GW alumni band drew a solid crowd of students, local families and […]

GW NASA expert pens letter to Obama

Joining more than a dozen Nobel laureates, the founder of the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Space Policy Institute penned a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concern over proposed budget cuts to NASA currently circling in the House of Representatives. The bill, if passed, would cut funding for many areas of commercial space flight, […]

Graduate student dies after half marathon

A beloved GW graduate student died suddenly Sunday morning after completing a half marathon in Virginia Beach, Va. He was 27. Sean McCarthy – who would have graduated from GW with a master’s in tourism administration this spring – was observed by runners at the Dodge Rock ‘N’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon as “having […]

Sophomore lends enthusiasm to Student Association

With her passion for public service and student government, sophomore Amanda Galonek knew GW was the right school for her. As chairman of the Student Association Senate Rules Committee, Galonek is tasked with overseeing the way the SA Senate conducts its daily business. Despite the fact that her job deals with the minutiae of SA […]

Garbage, vandalism disturb Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower residents awoke to a slew of garbage and pieces of ceiling strewn across their hallway floors this weekend, prompting the University to put a stop to the widespread property destruction, a University spokeswoman said Wednesday. The University Police Department is actively searching for the individual or individuals behind the damage, using both interviews […]

Experts warn of ‘laptop-itis’

A new disease is sweeping college campuses across the country. More widespread than swine flu or bed bugs, three of every four students are at risk for “laptop-itis,” according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Doctors found that use of a laptop encourages bad posture, which can lead to headaches, […]