December 6, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 31

Stories from the December 6, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Foreign GW students boost economy

International students studying at GW contributed more to the local economy last year than those studying at other D.C.-based colleges, a recent report focused on foreign students found. The 8,500 international students in the District last year contributed more than $300 million to D.C.’s economy. About 2,600 of the students studied at GW and generated […]

GW installs security cameras in Ivory

The University installed nearly $60,000 worth of surveillance equipment in Ivory Tower last week, after University Police were unable to nab the culprits behind the series of vandalism cases that have plagued the residence hall this year. Thirty-six new surveillance cameras will be used to catch – as well as deter – people from vandalizing […]

Williams to take yearlong sabbatical

Vice President for Health Affairs John “Skip” Williams will take a yearlong sabbatical, the University announced Friday, three days after the Washington Post reported that Williams was planning to step down from his position at the end of the year. Williams’ choice to go on sabbatical differs from the Post’s account that Williams would vacate […]

Law students advise BP official

Ten GW Law School students aided a top BP official this semester with the allocation the oil-giant’s $20 billion claims fund established after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last spring. The memorandums the law students wrote suggested giving the money to a wider group of people than BP may have originally […]

Top-ranking GW official donates to Gray transition

The head of GW’s highest governing body donated $2,500 to GW alumnus and Mayor-elect Vincent Gray’s transition committee, a fundraising report released last week shows. Board of Trustees Chairman Russell Ramsey donated to Gray’s transition, according to the report. Donors have the option of designating money to the transition process or to his Jan. 2 […]

University to offer gender-neutral housing option

A yearlong push to add a dramatically progressive option to student living came to a close Thursday, as the University announced it will offer gender-neutral housing next year. The ruling, which will allow students of the opposite sex to live together, will take effect in all but three of the University’s residence halls next year. […]

GW struggling to find identity on offense

The men’s basketball team has faced a formidable opponent in every game this season: the basket. The Colonials (2-5) exited the Verizon Center Sunday night after their fourth straight loss, a record at least partially, if not largely, due to their inability to put the ball in the net. “That’s our issue right now,” head […]


Tuesday Science and Engineering Complex information session Voice your opinions and give your input to University officials on the SEC, which will be built on H Street. Duques Hall Room 151 – 7 to 9 p.m. Friday Who let the dogs out? Relieve finals stress by petting the animals the Washington Humane Society will bring […]