September 27, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 13

Stories from the September 27, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Justin Guiffré: Debating legacy admissions

Legacy admissions. When reading those two words, you are likely to have one of two knee-jerk reactions. Polls show that for the majority Americans, this phrase conjures up images of an elitist class of highly educated people taking care of their own at the expense of talented and hard-working individuals. Others look at legacy admissions […]

Allen receives public service award

Produced by Gabriel Muller In a markedly unemotional speech, the former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard urged students to consider public service as a calling Friday in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Adm. Thad Allen – who led the Gulf cleanup efforts following the BP oil spill this summer – stressed the need to learn […]

Tom Braslavsky: Facebook down, college students out?

Thursday afternoon, Facebook spread the news that its website was temporarily out of service. through Twitter: “@Facebook: Facebook may be slow or unavailable for some people because of site issues. We’re working to fix this quickly.” For the next few hours, while the world’s top social networking site experienced its worst outage in four years, […]

Volleyball tops Charlotte in A-10 opener

Down 2-1 after three sets Saturday night against Charlotte, volleyball team senior Katie Zulandt noticed a familiar pattern her team had fallen into. After dropping their first set against the 49ers, the Colonials had rallied and won the second set. GW fell again though, this time in the third set, and Zulandt knew exactly what […]

Stephen Gerber: Students on stretchers should not be taunted

To the incoming Class of 2014: Give each other a break! Here is the scene: It’s Thursday night at Thurston Hall, and you are hanging out in the front of the building with your friends. One of your classmates has a little too much alcohol to drink, and her roommate calls EMeRG because this poor […]

Staff Editorial: Alumni: Give more to Gelman Library

Dear GW alumni, Gelman Library needs your help. GW students are entering their fifth week of the semester and already the flaws of Gelman Library are growing increasingly apparent. If you remember your time at GW, you too may have encountered the overcrowded study areas, the insufficient resources and the overall drab appearance that is […]

Special Diet: Gluten-Free

Correction appended/p> What it means Bagels, pizza, pasta, bread – five months ago all of these images flew through my mind when I found out that I had gluten intolerance. I didn’t think I could do it. Give up carbs for good? In college? But I soon found out I was not alone. Gluten intolerance, […]

Special Diet: Veganism

What it means This eco-friendly diet entails omitting all animal products from your diet including meat, fish, honey, eggs and dairy products. J Street options I spent $7 at J Street on the much-advertised vegan bar, which rarely alternates from its staples of hummus, chips, vegan couscous and grape leaves. The bar leaves few alternatives […]

Hiring to increase for Class of 2011

Graduates of the Class of 2011 can let out a sigh of relief. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, hiring from the Class of 2011 is expected to see a 13.5 percent increase from the Class of 2010. “The current outlook is more promising than we have seen […]