October 11, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 17

Stories from the October 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The District: A city with brains

Washington is the city everyone loves to hate, and those who perpetually rag on the District can add another gripe to their list: D.C. residents are probably smarter than you. About 47 percent of District residents have completed a bachelor’s degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, placing it among other cities at the top […]

Panelists discuss Latino voter issues

Local leaders encouraged students to stay active in politics as they discussed major issues facing Latino voters this election season, during an event Oct. 7 sponsored by Latino groups on campus. Issues the panelists discussed included the economy, the achievement gap, Latino political affiliation and illegal immigration. Political activist Juan Barragan said Latinos tend to […]

Gabrielle Friedman: Less aid? Not GW’s fault

We’ve all had this conversation: “I go to GW.” “Oh.” During this “oh” moment, our acquaintance’s face appears confused as he or she tries to rationalize why anyone would pay so much for college. It is not news to anyone on this campus that GW is an extremely costly university. It has been the school’s […]

Colonials Corner

Katie Zulandt Senior, women’s volleyball Song you can’t get out of your head: “Mine” by Taylor Swift Favorite part of fall: Everything! But if I had to pick one thing I’d say the weather. Skill you wish you had: Be fluent in another language, other than English of course. TV show you never miss: “Always […]

Former press secretaries share stories

Former White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater said he had two rules during his tenure: Cave early and often, and grovel if you have to. Thursday night Fitzwater and Dana Perino, an adjunct faculty member in the GW Graduate School of Political Management, shared memories from their terms as the face of the White House. […]

Bradley Dlatt: Something happens here, but when?

Over the past seven days, GW has played host to Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Grammy-nominated comedic author David Sedaris, State Department spokesperson P.J. Crowley, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert and former White House press secretaries Dana Perino and Marlin Fitzwater. Pretty incredible, isn’t it? These events showcase a […]

Women’s soccer wins seventh straight

After watching her game-winning goal sail past Richmond goalkeeper Melissa Pacheco late Saturday afternoon, sophomore Adriana Moya ran to her teammates, rushing to celebrate GW’s 1-0 win over the Spiders and the overtime goal that had ended the game. After seven straight wins, it’s a feeling the Colonials and their head coach Tanya Vogel are […]


Monday An Evening with Jane Goodall Celebrate the legacy of Jane Goodall at this event, featuring the presentation of the Jane Goodall Global Leadership Awards. Lisner Auditorium  6:30 p.m. Tuesday UPD Self-Defense Class Learn basic physical self-defense training at a free class sponsored by the University Police Department. Ivory Tower Common Room  5 […]

Logan Dobson: The costs of lower printing costs

At first glance, reducing the cost of printing makes a lot of sense – or cents? Everyone wishes printing was cheaper, everyone hates having to swipe their money away, and it seems easy to cut this 9 cent fee down. But really, the idea of cutting just about any fee at this University comes down […]