February 11, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 40

Stories from the February 11, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Add a calorie count to J Street

Clarification appended Some administrators are concerned with healthy eating practices for students, but on-campus dining does not reflect that. J Street, which is the first introduction students have with campus dining, disincentivizes healthy eating. The food is expensive and does not match the quality of other on-campus options. Even a bottle of water at J […]

CDs, CRs announce spring event headliners

GWs top political student groups announced on Monday that two big-name speakers will visit campus: a third-party presidential hopeful and the man who propelled President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Three-time presidential candidate and libertarian powerhouse Ron Paul will speak March 4 at 7 p.m. The former Texas Republican retired from the House of Representatives this […]


Monday North African Elections Join political scientists in a discussion on elections in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. 1957 E St., Lindner Family Commons – Noon GW Astronaut Ever wonder what it takes to be an astronaut? Join alumna Serena Auñón as she discusses her career as a NASA astronaut. Marvin Center – 6 p.m. Tuesday […]

J Street union workers rally against management

Sodexo workers held a demonstration Friday at noon, alleging that J Street managers have violated their union contract by cutting hours and staff. In the past two months, Sodexo, the company that provides GW’s dining services, has cut workers’ hours from 40 hours a week to 30 and laid off about 10 employees since December, […]

Taxes, retirement, debt: GW preps students for financial future

Still letting your parents take care of your taxes? The Center for Student Engagement wants that to change. Starting next fall, students will be able to attend weekly seminars called “Big Adult Topics” and learn not only how to file taxes, but also how to pay off student debt and start saving for retirement. “The […]

Fundraising kickstarts next decade of growth

The University is jolting fundraising for its all-but-final strategic plan and could set off some ideas within the next two years. The 10-year plan, which could cost up to $400 million, hinges on fundraising success. Officials have begun pitching the its tenets – from doubling the number of enrolled international students to more immersive study […]