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.

Peter Konwerski: How GW can help you get that A

Now that midterms are upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of programs we believe put an expanded focus on your academic success. As we continue to collaborate with partners in the academic affairs and advising offices, I wanted you to be fully aware of these resources and urge you […]

Being heard in Gelman

Ever wonder who was behind the cartoon face staring at you – and challenging you to draw a mustache – inside the bathrooms of Gelman Library? That caricature belongs to the library’s student liaison, Jenny Wiley. “The mustache contest was a lighthearted way of getting people’s attention,” Wiley, who is a master’s student in museum […]

Commencement speaker pool narrowed to six

This year’s Commencement Speaker Committee has already narrowed down the number of speaker candidates to six individuals. But don’t get too excited yet, the University would not comment on who the six individuals are. “We will have to wait and see,” committee chair and Vice President of External Relations Lorraine Voles said. Last year, the […]

Neighborhood firefighters celebrate centennial

Engine 23 firefighters got a break from emergency calls Saturday as they joined the community to mark the firehouse’s 100th birthday. From tours of the century-old firehouse at 2119 G St., to an extensive outdoor barbecue, many members of the city and GW community attended the celebration, including University President Steven Knapp. “We’ve had a […]


Monday Empowering Youth Through Media A panel discussion sponsored by the Internews Network and SMPA will examine the role of youth and media in the development of civil society. Media and Public Affairs building room 306  3 to 4:30 p.m. Study Skills Training: Making the Grade Week two of the University Counseling Center’s “Be […]

Letters to the Editor

Less aid, more help from alumni In response to Gabrielle Friedman’s article “Less Aid? Not GW’s fault,” the government may fall short of its financial aid promises, but the answer for those families struggling to afford a GW education comes from within the GW community. We received the news last week that GW is no […]

Colonials Weekend draws record crowd to campus

A record number of parents and guests attended Colonials Weekend this year, which officials from the Office of Parent Services said is a testament to the growing number of activities put on during the three-day event. An estimated 5,000 people attended the event, which included performances by comedian Jimmy Fallon, lectures on politics and student […]

Metropolitan Police Department: No new details on rape case

A handful of Foggy Bottom residents pressed police officers for information about a reported rape that took place behind the Spanish Embassy earlier this month, but were disappointed Wednesday night when Metropolitan Police Department officers did not have additional details on the case. Sgt. Derwin Weldon and another officer attended the Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting […]