September 23, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 12

Stories from the September 23, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Evan Schwartz: Is it really worth it?

By the first day you arrive at college, you are probably already tens of thousands of dollars in debt, and several years away from a career that will earn you any significant amount of money. College is a suspension of reality for a few years, one that is rudely interrupted when debt, along with a […]

H St. townhouse gets major overhaul

A three-story townhouse located across from University Yard is getting a massive addition, a dramatic facelift and new tenants next fall. The property at 2013 H St. – currently around 3,500 square feet – is being stripped down to its brick exterior to house the new HSC Foundation, a parent organization for local health-related nonprofits. […]

Letters to the Editor

The purpose of our competition Dear Editor, We welcome the story by Samantha Stone in your Sept. 16, 2010 edition, (“Ideas Sought for Monument Grounds”) discussing our National Ideas Competition. However, I wanted to help address Thomas Bower, president of the Foggy Bottom Historic District Conservancy, who is quoted in the article stating his strong […]

SA elects three freshman senators

The Student Association Senate confirmed three non-voting freshman senators Tuesday night, leaving the body only one seat short of a full senate. Chris Crawford, Elena Gillis and Kirk Wilson were chosen from a pool of eight freshmen candidates during a 40-minute executive session debate. While freshman senators may not vote on official senate business, they […]

Davis adjusts to life in goal

Typically, the men’s soccer team carries two goalkeepers on its roster, a safeguard against injury, and an assurance of flexibility should a replacement be needed. For GW, sophomore Brendan Lafferty is the more experienced starter and freshman Devon DuBay his backup. There’s just one problem for the Colonials: both Lafferty and DuBay are injured. Enter […]

SJT defends legacy admissions

Calling on his experiences as University president, President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he supports higher education admission policies that give a boost to children of alumni during a panel Wednesday. The focus of the panel’s discussion was a new book concerning the downfalls and moral ramifications of legacy preferences in higher education institutions. Members […]

Sports in Brief

Women’s basketball announces complete schedule The women’s basketball team released its complete 2010-11 schedule Wednesday, including dates and times for the team’s Atlantic 10 games. The Colonials’ non-conference schedule was released earlier this month. GW will open A-10 play with a pair of home dates Jan. 8 and 15 against Richmond and St. Bonaventure. GW […]

D.C. salons satisfy art curiosity

According to art collector Philippa Hughes, you don’t have to move to New York or Los Angeles to make it in the arts world. Even the nation’s capital has an outlet for artistic expression, although it’s often overlooked. “There’s a lot of potential here,” said Hughes about the District’s arts community. To Hughes, D.C. is […]

Sodexo donates excess food to needy

The leading food service provider at GW donates around 75 pounds of leftover food to a local D.C. charity each week. Sodexo – which runs both the J Street and Pelham Commons dining halls on GW’s Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses – attempts to minimize food waste from on-campus dining halls. When there are […]

Graduate student receives art distinction

Lauren Hayes, a GW graduate student, was named the 2010 Alexandria Fellowship Award recipient Monday afternoon. GW President Steven Knapp and the City of Alexandria Mayor William Euille presented the award to Hayes, the second recipient since it was first awarded in 2009. The fellowship rewards one student who lives or works in the City […]