October 22, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 20

Stories from the October 22, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University fundraisers press ahead in weak economy

GW’s Office of Development may be without a permanent director during a slumping economic climate, but it is plowing full steam ahead in a fundraising push for three major projects, University President Steven Knapp said this week. The University has set goals to increase donations for financial aid by $30 million, continue toward a goal […]

Crime Log

Attempted Burglary 10/13/09 – Dakota Apartments – Time unknown – Case closed University Police Department officers received a report from a female student who said it appeared that an unknown individual tried to enter her room while she was not there. Upon further investigation, officers discovered that something jammed in the lock indicated an attempted […]

Lyndsey Wajert: GW’s sore spots

Political commentator and comedian Jon Stewart opened his Colonials Weekend performance on Saturday by discussing GW’s school colors and asking the audience, “What is buff?” Though the majority of the audience laughed in response, I couldn’t help but overhear the girl sitting behind me point out to her friend that “everyone makes that joke.” The […]

Freshmen plead guilty to drug charges

Two freshmen have pleaded guilty to separate marijuana-related charges in D.C. Superior Court. Simon Abrahms, 18, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia – both misdemeanors – on Wednesday. Abrahms will serve six months probation, and judge Bruce Beaudin said Abrahms could have faced a maximum of […]

Former senators discuss WMD threat at Elliott School

Web Exclusive Former Senators Bob Graham, chairman of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, and Jim Talent, vice chairman of the Commission, discussed the Commission’s findings and recommendations since December 2008 on Wednesday morning. Graham did not ease into his presentation; he started off emphasizing the imminence of […]

Tom Braslavsky: Empty words

Two weekends ago, after tens of thousands of protesters – including many GW students – took to the streets for the Equality March, President Obama stood up in front of the national LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign and did what he does best: gave a heck of a speech. The speech had moments that […]

Students weigh in on Innovation Task Force

University President Steven Knapp announced a plan last Friday to increase GW’s investment in academics and research by $60 million per year over the next five years. He also launched a task force to solicit suggestions from students, faculty, alumni and other members of the GW community to help make this happen. The president, along […]

Feminist organization pushes campaign against pregnancy clinics

Web Exclusive A feminist organization is trying to warn students about two pregnancy clinics near campus it says misinform women, but the clinics insist they are truthful with their clients. The Feminist Majority Foundation’s “Campaign to Expose Fake Clinics” is an effort against crisis pregnancy centers that give women inaccurate information about abortion. The closest […]

Former governor calls for party reform

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, unveiled a six-point plan to help strengthen the Republican Party Wednesday night – including shedding the image of being the “old white guy party” and advocating for limited government. The son of former President George H. W. Bush and brother of former President George W. Bush, he revealed a […]

Sports in Brief

Upcoming Schedule Men’s soccer: vs. Xavier, Mount Vernon Field, Friday, 12:30 p.m.vs. Dayton, Mount Vernon Field, Sunday, 2 p.m. Women’s soccer: vs. St. Bonaventure, Mount Vernon Field, Friday, 3 p.m.vs. Duquesne, Mount Vernon Field, Sunday, 11 a.m. Women’s volleyball: vs. Xavier, Smith Center, Friday, 7 p.m.vs. Dayton, Smith Center, Sunday, 1 p.m. Swimming: Georgetown, Smith […]