November 22, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 29

Stories from the November 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

D.C. to become regional Megabus hub

D.C. will become the next regional hub for the low-cost Megabus bus service beginning Dec. 15, just in time for the holiday travel season. Megabus said it is adding 36 trips from 11 cities to D.C., due to the growing popularity of the bus industry and the demand in D.C. for low-cost travel. Dale Moser, […]

CDs, CRs receive $40,000 SA co-sponsorship

The College Democrats and College Republicans received a $40,000 co-sponsorship from the Student Association last week – the largest single co-sponsorship allocated this year – funds which will go toward a joint political debate with yet-to-be-announced big-name speakers. The SA’s monetary support is the largest single allocation doled out in recent memory, and surpasses the […]

Calendar

Monday The Revolutionaries Will Not Be Digitized The fine arts department will open a new exhibit exploring the relationship between visual art and new media tools. Smith Hall Classroom 102 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday NIT Season Tip-Off Before leaving for Thanksgiving break, cheer on the men’s basketball team as it takes on Hampton. Tickets are […]

With upped standards, Presidential Administrative Fellowship apps decrease

Applications for the prestigious Presidential Administrative Fellowship program dropped 36 percent this year. Forty-seven students applied for the fellowship this year, down from 74 one year ago. The PAF program pays tuition toward a master’s degree for selected fellows, who in return work for the University in an administrative capacity. Last year, the program saw […]

Staff Editorial: Breaks help students learn and relax

For many students, these next few days of classes before Thanksgiving are markedly different than the rest of the semester. Even though the University has made classes today and tomorrow mandatory for professors and students, chances are many seats will be empty. Professors will probably end up re-teaching the material once students return next week. […]

Speaking out about suicide

Since she was three years old, Amanda Uhme has been trying to wrap her mind around suicide. From elementary school to high school, she could only talk about it with her mom and her best friend. When she came to college, Uhme finally learned how to discuss it. The subject came up at a group […]

Phillip Ensler: Learning in practice, not theory

Why are we here? For many students, it’s because college is our link between childhood and the real world. We go to college to receive an education to prepare us for the life and career we desire. GW, and particularly the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, needs to re-evaluate how the school currently structures […]

Jorge Gadala-Maria: Be careful when using Bikeshare

As I walked down 19th Street last week, I noticed a fleet of people riding bikes courtesy of Capital Bikeshare, D.C.’s official bike-sharing program. Four bikers were riding on the sidewalk side-by-side and showed no signs of slowing down, even as they approached a group of startled pedestrians. It was not until the pedestrians were […]

Delivering dorm-friendly dinners

For the cooking-challenged among us: Have no fear, Cristina Roman is here to make you dinner. GW Bites, Roman’s new culinary micro-enterprise, brings homemade meals to your doorstep. “My target market is freshmen craving home-cooked meals, but there are seniors who still don’t know how to cook,” she said. After making a lackluster pot of […]