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.

Stepping to an old-fashioned beat

Sporting T-shirts that say, “We do it quick, quick, slow,” the ballroom dance team walks – or maybe waltzes – to its own beat. For the past 15 years, the team has trained students in various types of ballroom dances to compete at the local and national level. After being dragged to a practice two […]

Foreign student enrollment rises

The number of international students at GW has grown 12 percent over the last five years, a figure University administrators attribute to GW’s growing reputation as an international student-friendly university. In fall 2005, 1,833 international students enrolled at the University, according to University data, gradually increasing to reach an enrollment of 2,298 international students by […]

Politics program ranked in top 25

A leading research organization gave the GW Political Science Department doctoral program a top-tier ranking last week, but because of the council’s dated data, the University says the rankings fail to reflect the department’s growth. Of the 106 political science departments analyzed, the National Research Council ranked GW’s department as No. 14 and No. 24 […]

Fraternities seek to remove IFC president

Seven fraternity leaders are attempting to strip the president of the Interfraternity Council of his title, accusing him of abusing the power of his position and charging him with failing to carry out basic job duties. In a letter sent Friday to all fraternity presidents and IFC President Bill Hulse, the writers allege Hulse spent […]

Staff Editorial: Addressing an irresponsible leader

Leaders on campus are held to a high standard by their peers, but with that they reserve the power to carry out major undertakings. In the case of Greek-letter life leaders, the responsibility is even greater right now, as the position of director of Greek-letter life remains vacant. It is this need for reliable leadership […]

Sororities compete in War of the Roses for charity

Student Activities Center Director Tim Miller got a good cleaning Friday. Students plunged Miller, also the interim director of Greek-letter-life, into a dunk tank during a charity event in Kogan Plaza hosted by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Miller said when members of Pi Kappa Phi asked him to take the watery plunge, he told […]

Gardening in the city

On Saturday mornings, senior Melissa Eddison hops into a bee suit. As part of an urban beekeeping initiative she started last summer, Eddison helps maintain four hives of about 100,000 bees on the Mount Vernon Campus. The bees provide homemade honey and help pollinate a newly formed garden on the Vern. “It was a tangible […]

Obama to hold town hall in Marvin Center

President Barack Obama will hold a “Moving America Forward” town hall meeting in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Tuesday at 7 p.m. Obama will discuss the upcoming midterm elections and take questions from both people at the town hall – which will be broadcasted nationwide – and those watching online. Tickets for the event were […]

Hatchet Expat: Living like the locals: magpie season

During my time in Surfers Paradise, Australia, I’ve been learning to live like the locals. This became increasingly apparent during my last beach trip. Maz, my study abroad host, startled me when she first told me about Australian magpies during a picnic at the beach. She advised me to draw menacing eyes on the back […]

Producers discuss ecological restoration at documentary viewing

Despite the large-scale damage, the Earth’s ecosystem is salvageable, students in a community service group on the Mount Vernon Campus were told Thursday night. Thirty members of the Civic House Living and Learning Program viewed the documentary “Hope in a Changing Climate” as a presentation by the Center for Civic Engagement. The aim of the […]