September 13, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 9

Stories from the September 13, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW veteran speaks in favor of Post-9/11 GI Bill

The D.C. Director of Student Veterans of America and co-founder of GW Veterans Brian Hawthorne voiced support for the Post-9/11 GI Bill Sept. 9. The bill provides returning veterans help in enrolling and paying for undergraduate and graduate degree programs at many universities nationwide. “[The Post-9/11 GI Bill] provides veterans the benefit of going to […]

Faculty Senate spars on SEC cost

A presentation on the proposed financial plan for the Science and Engineering Complex sparked debate between members of the Faculty Senate Friday regarding the accuracy of the $275 million cost estimate. Hermann Helgert, a professor of engineering and applied science, discussed the breakdown of the cost estimate and a tentative plan for financing the complex, […]

District Congresswoman encourages students to care about local issues

In an interview with local journalists, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said D.C.-area students should care “a lot” about D.C. politics. Holmes Norton – who does not get a vote in Congress – said that D.C. college students are residents of the District, and should understand and care about the issues facing the city. “If […]

Protestors rally against Obama, taxes

Cries of “Obama makes Carter look smarter” rang through the air as an estimated 30,000 people gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol building for the 9/12 Taxpayers March. The event – organized by conservative nonprofit organization FreedomWorks, which has had a heavy hand in promoting the tea party movement – began at the Washington […]

University gathers for 9/11 vigil in Kogan

More than 100 members of the GW community gathered in Kogan Plaza Saturday evening to remember the nine GW alumni who lost their lives nine years ago in the Sept. 11 attacks. The mood was somber as speakers including University President Steven Knapp, Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Darrell Darnell and Student […]

New Visitor Center to open this week

The Visitor Center on the first floor of the Marvin Center is officially scheduled to open this week. Previously located in Smith Hall, the Visitor Center moved over the summer to make room for new classroom and academic space, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said. “The relocation of the Admissions Visitor Center to the Marvin Center […]

GW alumnus Vincent Gray sees large lead in mayoral election polls

Just days before the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for D.C.’s mayoral race, three polls are placing GW alumnus Vincent Gray ahead of incumbent Adrian Fenty by more than 5 percentage points. A poll released Wednesday by nonpartisan Clarus Research Group has Gray in a seven-point lead against Fenty, at 45 percent to Fenty’s 38 percent. […]

Task force pinpoints extra $11.5 million in savings

The Innovation Task Force will potentially save the University $11.5 million yearly through six new plans the administration will begin implementing over the next six months. Started last October by University President Steven Knapp with a mission of promoting efficient spending and bolstering fundraising, the ITF has already identified and saved $2.8 million, officials announced […]

Junot Diaz to kick off Latino Heritage month

Junot Diaz, an award-winning author, will help kick off this year’s Latino Heritage Celebration on campus Sept. 16 in the Marvin Betts Theatre. Eric Gutierrez, the Multicultural Student Services Center’s Latino community development coordinator, said Diaz was chosen as the keynote speaker because he is well-known among a broad range of students and faculty. “We […]

School of Public Health and Health Services is GW’s most selective school

The School of Public Health and Health Services was the most selective undergraduate school within the University this year, according to data given to The Hatchet. Only 9.4 percent of first-time applicants to SPHHS were admitted in 2010, 20 percent less than the School of Business, which had the second-lowest admit rate at 29.4 percent, […]