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.

Editorial: Standing in solidarity for students’ rights

Editor’s note: While The Hatchet is fortunate to be an independent publication free from editorial oversight from the administration, other papers are not so lucky. Periodically, the rights of student journalists are threatened. Printed below is a joint editorial, published in collaboration with universities listed below, in support of Los Angeles City College’s student newspaper, […]

Public health school to receive its own building

After years of sharing space and leasing parts of buildings around Foggy Bottom, the School of Public Health and Health Services will finally have a place to call home, administrators confirmed this week. University officials are currently negotiating plans to construct the first stand-alone building for the School of Public Health and Health Services, said […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Rating access to residence halls

Part of the college experience is the transition into adulthood. Undoubtedly, this includes (sometimes frustrating) encounters with service providers. Recently, I waited in my room for the cable guy to show up, having been told he would come “sometimes between nine and three o’clock.” But it turns out I didn’t need to at all, because […]

College Republicans dine with Rep. Joe Wilson

Three U.S. congressmen, including Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., joined members of the College Republicans as part of their Congressional Dinner Series in Mount Vernon’s Post Hall Tuesday night. Congressmen Wilson, Tom Price, R-Ga., and Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., were the guests for the evening, and much of the discussion focused on the health care debate that […]

Tom Braslavsky: The case for fall break

What do seven out of eight Ivy League schools, along with American, Georgetown and Howard University, have in common with each other, but not with GW? No, I’m not talking about aesthetically-pleasing campuses with more than just a semblance of greenery. What I’m talking about is, all of these schools have some form of a […]

Kalb, editors discuss future of print journalism

Leaders at national newspapers participated in a biting discussion over the future of print journalism on The Kalb Report on Monday night at the National Press Club. The event, titled “Ink on the Brink: The Future of Print Journalism,” was moderated by Marvin Kalb, veteran reporter for CBS News. Panelists consisted of prominent members of […]

Evan Schwartz: A slippery slope dealing with sex

Tufts University recently added a new wrinkle to its residence hall room guest policy specifically prohibiting sex when a roommate is present. The Office of Residential Life claims that they received “a significant number” of calls last year from roommates complaining that their roommates were having sex with a blatant disregard for the sanctity of […]

Sports psychologist talks to soccer team

After four straight seasons without advancing to postseason play, women’s soccer head coach Tanya Vogel was at a loss. She knew her team was talented enough, and that they were putting in the effort needed off the field, but something was keeping them from performing – and Vogel didn’t know what it would take to […]

Dozens arrested in anti-war rally

A coalition of anti-war groups marched to the White House Monday to mark the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, but their demonstration was cut short by law enforcement officers on horseback, who forced protesters and press from the sidewalk. The coalition that led the march included the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, Peace […]