November 1, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 23

Stories from the November 1, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Senior gift will go to scholarship fund

Seniors will direct their class gift to an emergency scholarship fund that gives undergraduate students who suddenly lost the ability to pay their tuition a financial award. Nearly 60 percent of the 700 seniors who voted chose the Ron Howard Emergency Scholarship Fund, which is aimed at aiding student leaders on campus. The fund was […]

Staff Editorial: A good choice for Commencement

When Michelle Obama spoke at Commencement last year after GW successfully participated in her service challenge, she set a high standard for subsequent Commencement speakers. But GW’s choice of New York Mayor and business tycoon Michael Bloomberg is ultimately a good move for the University. Bloomberg’s history will appeal to a large group of Colonials […]

Staff Editorial: In response to the missing Hatchets

Last Thursday, The Hatchet received a series of reports of individuals taking entire stacks of issues of the paper and moving them to either the nearest recycling container or to unknown locations. We find these actions distressing, and want to remind those individuals that taking entire stacks of papers is stealing from both the community […]

Spotlight on: Steven Roberts

Professor Steven Roberts describes himself as an “old white guy from New Jersey.” But D.C. Spotlight, an online newspaper, prefers to call the journalist the “fourth most interesting person in D.C.” Roberts worked for the New York Times for 25 years and was the senior writer at U.S. News and World Report for seven years. […]

Men’s soccer still looking for first A-10 win

Young teams are often prone to struggling over the course of a season, but when injuries also become a factor, wins can become scarce. Injuries and youth have been the story this season for the men’s soccer team, which fell 3-1 Friday to St. Bonaventure and 3-0 Sunday against Duquesne. St. Bonaventure got on the […]

Students trick-or-treat for cans, not candy

Pushing blue move-in carts and singing Disney songs, an army of costumed students roamed the neighborhoods around the Mount Vernon Campus Saturday night knocking on people’s doors. But it wasn’t candy the students wanted. It was cans. As part of Trick-or-Treat for Service, which was created last year by junior Jake Stewart, about 100 volunteers […]

Gabrielle Friedman: No more mandatory attendance

I’ve seen a disturbing trend in some of my classes this semester: A professor makes class attendance mandatory and students feel required to attend, only to not pay attention. I’ve seen students polish off a paper, read The Washington Post and spend 50 minutes on Facebook. This is not because students are inherently lazy or […]

Sex Column: An endless string of Eskimos

Despite GW’s 20,000-plus students, I frequently find myself coming across exes. Whether they are former girlfriends or recent hookups, they are everywhere. The “it’s a small world after all” feel is inescapable. But even more awkward than these run-ins are the Eskimo brothers that I have accumulated as a result. For those who are unaware […]

Justin Guiffr&eacute: Dining still needs a fix

The other day I found myself in every upperclassman’s worst nightmare: I was hungry and heading to a meeting in the Marvin Center. You can imagine the rest of the story. Reluctantly, I wandered into J Street, trying with all my willpower to remain optimistic. “It must have gotten better,” I told myself. “Surely after […]