February 5, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 38

Stories from the February 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Administrator’s opinions ‘mixed’ on arming

Opinion among top University officials is “mixed” on whether to provide the University Police Department officers with guns, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president of Student and Academic Support Services. Chernak said UPD Chief Dolores Stafford was someone on “one side of the spectrum.” Last spring, Stafford co-authored a report for the International Association of […]

2009 Alternative Spring Break trips

Greensburg, Kan. Students will work to help repair the town, which was devastated by a tornado in 2007. The group will collaborate with the Greensburg GreenTown Project to rebuild in an environmentally sustainable fashion. Camp Hope, New Orleans, La. Students will continue the New Orleans rebuilding process in the 9th Ward and St. Bernard’s Parish. […]

Ross Griffith: Keep your eyes on your own prescription

Prescription drug abuse is a growing issue across the board. When you want to get high, the question no longer seems to be “Got any pot?” but rather, “Have you had your wisdom teeth taken out recently?” I do not want to moralize about why we should not abuse prescription drugs or lecture on the […]

Author discusses black progress at heritage celebration

Everyone from young GW alumni to President Barack Obama represents the success of blacks in America, renowned author and professor Michael Eric Dyson said Tuesday night at an event in the Marvin Center. Dyson drew a packed audience to Betts Theater Tuesday night as the keynote speaker for GW’s annual Black Heritage Celebration. In his […]

Square 54 construction will affect roads

Web Extra As blasting and excavation draw to a close at the Square 54 development site, project organizers are warning community members about a series of street closures planned for much of 2009. The next phase of construction at the site will require four tower cranes and will impact the streets bordering the site, GW’s […]

Lucas Hagerty: All schools are created equal

On the first day of second semester, I woke up at 7:55 a.m. and did my best Usain Bolt impression to get to class on time, sprinting from Thurston to Duques Hall. As a freshman in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, I was used to having class in the Mount Vernon Academic Building, […]

Crime Log

Burglary 1/30/09 – 2:10 a.m. – Ivory Tower – case closed A female resident noticed that her purse was missing from her living room area in the residence hall. Although the door was not open, it was unlocked. No suspects or witnesses Disorderly conduct 1/29/09 – 9:25 a.m. – 2100 Pennsylvania Ave. – case closed […]

Alpha Delta Pi earns highest fall Greek GPA

Web Extra Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc., had the highest GPAs in the Greek-letter system this fall, according to a grade report released this winter. The sorority Alpha Delta Pi had the highest GPA in the entire Greek-life system, with a semester GPA average of 3.35. The fraternities […]

$5,000 stolen from Pita Pit

Five thousand dollars was stolen from Pita Pit in Ivory Tower earlier this week, according to a police report and the store’s owner. Two men forced open the gate to the sandwich shop Monday morning at about 5 a.m. and stole $5,000 from a locked drawer and the cash register, said owner Daniel Corno, who […]

Flamenco! Hit Lisner this weekend for a lesson in Spanish rhythm

Spend your Thursday night dancing flamenco. Seriously. A flamenco dancing event this Thursday, Feb. 5, marks the start of the ninth annual DC Flamenco Festival, hosted at Lisner Auditorium with performances through the month of February. The first installment of the festival is what Lisner is billing as a “community event” – a flamenco dance […]