December 2, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 30

Stories from the December 2, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Study abroad saw drop, then growth

The number of GW students studying abroad fell 15 percent between the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years, echoing an overall national decline in the number of students going abroad. GW’s decrease was much sharper than the national average, which saw an 0.8 percent decrease from the previous year, according to the Institute of International Education’s […]

New security planned for Washington Monument

The National Park Service is planning to upgrade the security facility at the Washington Monument to make the area more secure for visitors. Visitors to the Washington Monument have experienced enhanced security since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but a plywood trailer at the base of the monument will be replaced by a newly designed […]


Thursday The Case of Conflict-Free Minerals GW’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility will present a panel discussion about new corporate disclosure requirements dealing with conflict minerals. Duques Hall Room 651  6 p.m. Friday GW Sirens Winter Concert Join the Sirens, the all-female a cappella group, for its annual winter concert. Cost is $3 for GW […]

GW study: NASA is social media ‘genius’

The rocket scientists at NASA outrank the White House in their social media skills, according to a joint study from researchers at GW and New York University. In the latest study of “Digital IQs,” GW School of Business Dean Doug Guthrie and Professor Scott Galloway of NYU’s Stern School of Business found that NASA, the […]

GW falls to Orange Line rival

FAIRFAX, Va. – With the game over and the teams in the locker rooms after GW’s 60-46 loss at George Mason Wednesday night, the sounds of a heated exchange in the Colonials locker room was audible through the green and white walls of the Patriot Center and over the post-game comments from Patriots head coach […]

Holiday Guide: Gifts for every interest

Back to Holiday Guide The holiday season is finally upon us and with it comes the daunting task of finding the perfect gifts for friends and family. On a student budget, gift-giving is even harder. Lucky for you, The Hatchet already went shopping to find presents for some of those hard-to-gift friends. Outdoorsy Anne Wernikoff […]

GW-George Mason rivalry is still growing

FAIRFAX, Va. – Last year, the GW men’s basketball team earned the signature win of its non-conference schedule against George Mason, trouncing the Patriots at the Smith Center 60-49. GW dubbed the game “The Battle of the Orange Line,” looking to create a local rivalry and drawing thousands of fans to the Smith Center in […]

Holiday Guide: Save & Splurge

Back to Holiday Guide Sweet Treats Save The people at Hello Cupcake keep their recipes very simple. Only fresh, seasonal and local ingredients are used to make their gourmet cupcakes. Over 50 flavors are produced from scratch daily in this small Dupont Circle establishment. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. Hello Cupcake custom monogrammed […]

Colonials topple Ohio to win third straight

The women’s basketball team took to the court in the Smith Center Tuesday night with a specific goal in mind: avenging last season’s 70-58 road loss to Ohio University. History didn’t repeat itself for the Colonials, who topped the Bobcats 54-44. “It was the first time, opportunity, we’ve had to play a team that beat […]