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.

Sports In Brief

Volleyball wins pair of five-set matches The volleyball team took its winning ways to the road this weekend, topping Rhode Island Friday night in Kingston, R.I., and beating Fordham Saturday in the Bronx. Against Rhode Island Friday, the Colonials rebounded after dropping the first set to win 3-2. GW rallied in the decisive fifth set […]

Panel speaks to issues within China

Experts on the economic development of China discussed widespread issues happening within the country during a panel discussion at the Elliott School of International Affairs Friday. For the third annual G2 at GW conference, sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Center for International Business Education and Research, three panelists discussed being […]

Staff Editorial: Make more study zones available

As midterm season creeps toward its peak, students naturally search for a space away from their residence halls where they can study or write with optimal focus. But at Gelman Library, the cubbies are occupied, outlets are in use and desks are crowded. The library has been this way for a few weeks now, and […]

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. […]