September 16, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 10

Stories from the September 16, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alumnus ousts incumbent mayor

Produced by Gabriel Muller GW alumnus and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray skated to victory early Wednesday morning in the D.C. primary election, beating incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty by nearly 10 percentage points and capturing the Democratic nomination for mayor. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics called the race shortly after 1 a.m., with […]

Volleyball rolls in home-opening win

The women’s volleyball team continued its strong start to the season, improving to 8-3 with a 3-0 victory over Loyola, Md., in its home opener Wednesday night. The Colonials dominated throughout the match, rarely trailing the Greyhounds and sweeping the three sets by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-20. GW dominated the game statistically as […]

Experts discuss future of democracy in Egypt

The future of democratic rule in Egypt is unsure, three leading experts in Middle Eastern studies said at the first event for the Project on Middle East Political Science in the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday night. In Egypt, this year’s parliamentary election and the planned presidential election in 2011 will likely end the […]

University tightens drinking policies

Director of the Student Activities Center Tim Miller was driving home one Saturday night in August when he noticed crowds of students swarming around seven Greek-letter life townhouses on F and 22nd streets. Knowing that no parties were registered that weekend with the Center for Alcohol and Drug Education – a requirement for on-campus parties […]

Senior blogs for Wall Street Journal about post-graduation plans

Like her classmates, senior Ashley Starks will look for a job this year. But unlike her peers, Starks’ search will be open for all to read. Starks will share her tribulations for the Wall Street Journal’s “Hire Education,” a blog that chronicles the transition from college into the job market. To appeal to others preparing […]

EMeRG staff shortage forces service cuts

GW’s Emergency Medical Response Group has temporarily suspended weeknight coverage. EMeRG – which works in conjunction with the University Police Department to respond to campus emergencies – is momentarily short-staffed and will work with the altered schedule until many of its new members are fully certified to work as Emergency Medical Technicians, said EMeRG Coordinator […]

Career Center gears services towards seniors

Amid a national unemployment rate that has hovered around 9 percent for more than a year, the GW Career Center is ramping up its services in an attempt to help graduating seniors find employment post graduation. In order to help the graduating class, the Career Center relies on its consulting services, which include walk-in appointments, […]

17 CCAS professors accept buyouts

Seventeen professors in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences accepted the University’s buyout offers this summer, clearing the way for GW to hire additional research-focused faculty. In June, 101 professors were offered packages through a voluntary separation program to help clear the way for the University to hire more faculty to boost GW’s research […]

GW alum discusses U.S. trade policy at Elliott School

An expert on trade policy stressed the need for the U.S. to form a complementary trade relationship with China at the Elliott School of International Affairs Tuesday night. Dan Ikenson, a GW alumnus and author of several articles about trade policy, highlighted the positive influence China exerts in the U.S. economy, despite domestic distrust of […]