October 18, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 19

Stories from the October 18, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Fallon goes musical for parents weekend performance

When comedian Jimmy Fallon hit the stage for Colonials Weekend Friday night, his only political commentary came in the form of musical arrangement. “Let’s have a car wash for peace, there’s trouble in the Middle East,” Fallon sang in front of a packed Smith Center crowd. “Put down your guns, pick up your sponge.” Fallon […]

Foggy Bottom Metro upgrades to begin in November

The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station is slated to begin escalator upgrades next month, after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority hired an outside agency to review the chronically malfunctioning escalators at the station. The report audited escalators and elevators at four stations – including the Foggy Bottom-GWU station – and found a lack of adherence […]

For tour guides, history rolls along

When sophomore Julie Rheinstrom decided to become a Segway tour guide last April, she didn’t expect to learn the diameter of the Hirshhorn Museum. “[It’s] 231 feet and 7 inches,” she said. Rheinstrom works for City Segway Tours, one of three companies in D.C. that leads tours on the self-balancing machines. “It’s a fun way […]

Work-study funds drop after stimulus budget cut

Students saw a decrease in their Federal Work Study Program allotments, after the Department of Education allocated GW $1.5 million less in federal work-study dollars this year. The University’s work-study pool dropped from $3.8 million to slightly more than $2.5 million this year, due to the federal government lowering the amount of stimulus money allotted […]

Block Party draws crowd of students, neighbors

Hundreds of Foggy Bottom and West End residents gathered in the area next to GW Hospital for the 8th annual Foggy Bottom, West End Neighborhood Block Party Sunday afternoon. The event, hosted by FRIENDS – a community group whose main goal is to promote conversation between Foggy Bottom residents and GW students – gathered together […]

Alumni, faculty receive Fulbrights

Thirteen GW alumni were awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2010-2011 year. Despite a 10-person drop from last year, the Fulbright international education exchange program still placed the University among the top producers for recipients of the scholarship program that sends students across the world to research, study and teach. Six GW faculty members and […]

GW teams with Ford to uphold human rights

GW’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility is teaming with Ford Motor Company to ensure the carmaker lives up to its standards for upholding human rights. The Institute for Corporate Responsibility, a center within the School of Business devoted to researching and teaching corporate responsibility strategies, will help Ford develop its own ethics policy for dealing with […]

Study: Students drink more alcohol abroad

College students who study abroad drink more, according to a study released last month. A new study from the University of Washington has found that not only do students who study abroad consume more alcohol, but those who go to Europe, Australia and New Zealand almost double their normal alcohol intake. Rob Hallworth, the director […]

What’s the deal with… University access to dorm rooms?

GW Housing Programs staff, GW housekeepers, facilities and property management staff and contractors, University Police officers and Office of Environmental Health and Safety Inspectors. These are all the people who have access to your room. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said GW has guidelines that everyone must follow before entering a room. Before entering any on-campus […]

University starts female-only swim hours

When Zainah Khan packed for GW last year, she left her swimsuit behind. The Saudi Arabian native knew she wouldn’t be able to swim in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center because it is open to both male and female students. If she donned a bathing suit in HelWell, the sophomore would risk being seen […]