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.

Becoming a ‘pageant girl’

Jennifer Beatty is proud to be a pageant girl. The sophomore juggles her school work with preparations for the Miss D.C. pageant next summer, but said she is excited to compete for the coveted title. “I guess I can’t say I’m not a pageant girl,” Beatty said. “I used to say that all of last […]

Eric Thibault: Giving to the Senior Class Gift this season

After paying $50,000 for four years, why should seniors give back to the Senior Class Gift? That’s the underlying question that makes my job challenging, but one that motivates me to help seniors see the value in their gifts. Surely everyone has had a unique GW experience. Even with ups and downs, there was something […]

From no callbacks to calling the shots

Zach Cutler graduated 19 months ago with no job and no appealing prospects. But after his original job offer from Newscorp fell through, he decided to create his own company – a public relations and business development firm. “I’ve always had an entrepreneur spirit and always knew that I wanted to create my own company, […]

Slice of Life: A whole new (G)World

On my way into Gelman library, I pulled my GWorld out of my pocket to pass through the turnstile without any hesitation. Card in hand, I approached the daunting silver pathway ready to execute a flawless swipe. But something was wrong. A black touch pad replaced the swipe slot. Taken aback by this drastic change, […]

Transgender clients find their voices

When Stephen Temmermand was in seventh grade, a school psychologist asked the New Jersey native to draw a self-portrait. He drew a girl. “That’s when I realized I wasn’t who I thought I was,” said Temmermand, who legally changed her name to Caroline in September. “And it scared the heck out of me.” Forty years […]

University warns of ‘study drug’ use

His books are laid out in front of him, next to a hand-written schedule of looming papers and finals. But this sophomore isn’t worried. He knows he can study for hours without losing focus – all thanks to a pill. The international business major, who spoke on condition of anonymity, called it “steroids for academics.” […]

Navy out-guns Colonials in BB&T Classic

Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs could be forgiven if he got a feeling of déj? vu watching his team in its 64-57 loss Sunday evening against Navy in the BB&T Classic at the Verizon Center. It was his team’s shooting, or lack thereof, that once again left Hobbs shaking his head after the game […]

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 […]