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.

Donor gives $100,000 to financial aid

Alumni surpassed an anonymous donor’s challenge to give 9,000 donations by the end of the year, securing a gift to a financial aid fund. First seriously promoted in early December, the donor pledged $100,000 to the GW Power & Promise Fund if 9,000 alumni donated to the University by Dec. 31. Patricia Danver, a spokeswoman […]

Report: Undergrads are taking out more loans

Undergraduates are borrowing more money to fund their college education, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center. Graduates who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 borrowed an average of $15,425, adjusted for inflation, which is 50 percent more money than students who graduated in 1996 borrowed. The study, released late last […]

GW sees uptick in neighbor complaints

The number of complaints community members logged against students saw a 16 percent jump last school year, an increase administrators attribute to a push for local residents to voice their concerns to University officials. But alumnus and president of the Foggy Bottom Association Asher Corson said the increased number of complaints reflects ongoing issues with […]

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.” […]