October 8, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 16

Stories from the October 8, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Scarf project keeps orphans warm

A group of GW community members are stitching with love for the third year in a row, knitting scarves for college-bound students who were orphaned or live in foster care. The group – called the Red Scarf Project – was co-founded in 2007 by Deborah Snelgrove, senior executive director for Communication and Creative Services, and […]


Sophomore and aspiring film critic Joshua Hock gives his QuickTakes on two very different films playing in the District this weekend. “Zombieland” AMC Loews Georgetown – (Comedy, Horror; R) It is not usually the intention of the best horror films to merely horrify the viewer. It is also to humor, philosophize and even eroticize. Consider […]

University completes Treanor review, adjusts alcohol policies

Six months after the University began a review of sophomore Laura Treanor’s death from alcohol poisoning, University President Steven Knapp announced the review has concluded and the University has decided to alter the alcohol amnesty policy in hopes of preventing a similar incident. In a statement sent to The Hatchet Wednesday, Knapp said the review […]

D.C. considers partial smoking ban

Students looking for a smoke break outside may soon have to take their cigarettes elsewhere if a recent D.C. Council proposal to ban smoking cigarettes on sidewalks outside of storefronts passes. Another proposal to ban single-sale cigars, commonly used for smoking marijuana, is also pending. The proposals would require stores to post warning signs about […]

When Washington and Hollywood collide

At the Alumni Film Festival on Saturday, two films were screened that proved that even in Hollywood, some alumni have trouble escaping the political sphere of Washington. Former GW students David Leaf and John Schneider screened their films “The U.S. vs. John Lennon” and “Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington,” respectively, and followed each with a […]

GW receives millions in stimulus funds

The University has received about $13 million in stimulus grants this year from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and money is still coming in, University officials said this week. About $10 million in grants have gone to the GW Medical Center and were distributed to faculty for research on AIDS, […]

Crime Log

Burglary II 10/3/09 – Staughton Hall – 4:50 a.m. – Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of an unknown male individual throwing a fire extinguisher against the side of Staughton Hall. Upon further investigation, officers found damage done to the first floor, including a hole punched in a door, and fire […]

‘Performance laboratory’ pumps plays to life

It’s all about creative collaboration at the third annual New Plays Festival happening this weekend in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre. “Working on a new piece is exciting for everybody,” said professor Leslie Jacobson, the director of this year’s showcase. “It’s a celebration of creativity and the actors get to be the model for how […]

Clinton, Gates convene in Lisner

In an event billed as unprecedented for two cabinet secretaries, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates discussed a wide range of international affairs issues in Lisner Auditorium Monday night, from a possible troop surge in Afghanistan to Iran’s nuclear programs and human rights violations. Tickets for the event sold out […]