April 23, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 57

Stories from the April 23, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students take interest in State Department hiring increase

The U.S. Department of State is looking for a few good men and women to help bolster their work force, and representatives came to GW this week to spread the word. Deborah Graze, a recruitment outreach branch chief at the State Department, said the federal government’s biggest diplomatic organization has plans to significantly increase its […]

The gay condom debate

To wear or not to wear? The condom debate among gay men, especially in Washington, D.C., where HIV cases are alarmingly high, is especially important. Gay men do not need condoms for their primary use – birth control – but still need them to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. An estimated one in […]

GW’s HIV/AIDS Institute focuses on research, education

GW’s HIV/AIDS Institute has become a leader in prevention and education for the disease that currently affects 15,120 people in Washington, D.C. The institute was founded in 2006 and now includes 80 faculty members throughout the District working in research, education and prevention for HIV/AIDS patients, said Dr. Alan Greenberg, co-founder and co-director of the […]

Congress stalls D.C. vote bill

Congress has continued to stall the D.C. House Voting Rights Act more than two months after a controversial gun amendment was added. Nearly 100 people attended a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday to raise awareness about the bill, which would give the District a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. Organized by D.C. […]

Gardasil protects women against HPV, cervical cancer

With three doses given over a six-month span, the Gardasil vaccine provides the only known protection against human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. The four types of HPV prevented by the vaccine are known causes of 70 percent of cervical cancer and 90 percent of genital warts cases, according to the Gardasil Web site. Senior […]

Senior class donates more than $50,000 to University

Members of the 2009 Senior Gift Committee presented a $53,333 check to the University’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday, half of which will be distributed to the campus initiatives of students’ choosing. Alumni Alan Lafer and Laurie Lowe provided a dollar-for-dollar match of the student donations. Lowe and Lafer are the co-chairs of GW’s Luther […]

University tallies total carbon emissions

The University released the first school-wide inventory of greenhouse gas emissions Wednesday, and administrators said the age of campus buildings is one of the largest contributors to GW’s carbon footprint. In the 2007-08 academic year, 53 percent of GW’s emissions were the result of purchased electricity, while 24 percent came from stationary combustion, according to […]

Female condom is another option for the sexually active

When couples practice safe sex, it is usually the male partner who dons the condom. But what about the woman? Are her choices for contraception limited to hormonal options like the pill? Enter the female condom, an often-ignored form of contraception. The female condom is a strong, soft, transparent sheath. Each is about 6.5 inches […]

Dry cleaner near campus robbed over the weekend

A man broke into a dry cleaning establishment on the edge of campus Sunday and stole more than $200 from the register, the store’s manager said Tuesday. The man used a brick to smash the glass door of Esteem Cleaners on 21st and Pennsylvania Avenue at about 3:10 a.m., according to a Metropolitan Police Department […]