October 4, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 15

Stories from the October 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Obese women incur higher living costs

Being obese can be bad for your health, and for your wallet. That’s the conclusion a group of GW professors drew when calculating the cost of obesity. Researchers calculated the actual price a person pays per year for being obese, and found that additional annual costs for obese women stand at $4,879, and $2,646 for […]

Study: University avoids hairy situation

Students who dig the scruff are out of luck at GW. GW ranks 7th out of 60 colleges and universities for the number of clean-shaven men on campus, according to a study by Schick razors and Sperling’s BestPlaces. Eighty-two percent of male students on campus are beard-free, the study found. “We sent researchers onto campuses […]

Barenaked Ladies rock Alumni Weekend

Amanda Castroverde More than 1,000 alumni and current GW students rocked out to a live set by the Barenaked Ladies in University Yard Friday night, while reconnecting with former classmates during the kickoff concert for this year’s Alumni Weekend. The Grammy Award-winning band headlined the opening event of the University’s fourth annual reunion weekend, performing […]

Student Association to allocate nearly $500,000

The Student Association Senate is expected to disburse nearly $500,000 to fund the operating costs of about 270 student organizations this week, the highest initial allocation amount in the organization’s history. Sen. Chris Clark, U-At large, chair of the SA Finance Committee, said the SA has yet to determine the exact amount that will be […]

Staff Editorial: A homecoming for Colonials

This year’s Alumni Weekend proved largely successful in bringing former Colonials back to campus as attendees enjoyed catered dinners, cocktail receptions and a Barenaked Ladies concert. While it is understandable that these events were primarily directed toward alumni, future Alumni Weekends at GW could be even more successful if the University adopted a campus-wide “homecoming” […]

Students walk to raise awareness for AIDS

In an effort to gain awareness of the thousands of people living with AIDS in the District, a group of about 40 GW students joined thousands of others to participate in the 24th Annual AIDS Walk Washington Saturday morning near the National Mall. The walk raised more than $700,000 for the Whitman-Walker Clinic, a local […]