When President Barack Obama went book shopping last Saturday, he skipped the disappearing megastores to instead participate in a widespread movement to shop local.
December 1, 2011
Volume 108, Issue 30
Stories from the December 1, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
Australian artists Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy blend statistics, American culture and groceries to create a rendering of the common man’s necessities for a hypothetical excursion to Mars.
Max Romano wanted to be a computer engineer. He liked technology in high school and did well on his science exams. But within a year of coming to GW, he had changed his mind. Discouraged by the required lecture-style science and math classes, Romano switched his major before taking a single computer science course. In […]
Metro officials commemorated three new escalators at the Foggy Bottom Metro station Wednesday morning, marking the end of a long-term effort to relieve chronic outages at the stop. Metro began long-awaited renovations to the station in January as part of a $5 billion overhaul across the 35-year-old transit system. Mascot George and Metro General Manager […]
Administrators said they have taken strides to strengthen management at the University Counseling Center after complaints from disgruntled former employees surfaced this fall, but widely declined to specifically comment on what those changes are. After four out of nine full-time employees resigned between July and September citing strife with the leadership, the University created a […]
An academic organization that boasts GW as a member is threatening to withdraw from the federal tuition assistance program for active-duty military students, rather than comply with new limitations tied to the program. The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities – an organization with which GW is affiliated – was one of six to […]
The first time many of us give long distance relationships a try is when we make the ever-brilliant decision to stay with our high school sweethearts. But a relationship like that goes up in flames as quickly as you can say, “free tequila shots” or “hot girl down the hall.” Because, quite simply, long distance […]
University budget shifts may keep a student group from bringing another Sudaneses student to GW – a tradition they hoped to institutionalize as the first scholar graduates in May. Founded in 2006, Banaa is a student organization that orchestrates a full scholarship for a Sudanese student as a means of empowering natives of the war-torn […]
The first draft of the Club Sports Council comprehensive review released late last month identifies five areas of change designed to help boost the 34 involved organizations’ performance. The Council identified five main areas of improvement: health and safety issues, transportation, facilities, finances and governance. Director of Athletics Patrick Nero said he and Club Sports […]