December 3, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 30

Stories from the December 3, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Chertoff discusses emergency planning

Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security and co-author of the USA Patriot Act, encouraged nations to work together to combat terrorism and natural disasters during a conference hosted by the University Tuesday. Chertoff was the keynote speaker at the third annual Homeland Security Workshop where this year’s topic was emergency preparedness and crisis management. […]

Yogin Kothari: The freshman five

A few weeks ago, The Hatchet profiled the new freshmen on the men’s basketball team in an article titled “Super six.” In that story, head coach Karl Hobbs stated that his goal this season was to “reestablish the excitement of GW basketball,” with the six new freshmen having an immediate impact on the team. Besides […]

Phi Kappa Psi suspended

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity has been temporarily suspended, after the University received an anonymous tip last month accusing the organization of hazing. Tara Pereira, assistant dean of students and director of Student Judicial Services, said the University is in the process of conducting an investigation into the alleged hazing, but declined to answer additional […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Steps for seeking help

This is the author’s second column detailing the rise of mental health issues among college students and what resources schools across the country have provided to address the problem. Imagine returning to your residence hall after Thanksgiving break to find your roommate in tears over a breakup with her high school boyfriend of three years. […]

Students arrested for drug possession

Three sophomores were arrested Nov. 22 after University Police Department officers discovered more than 11 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and ecstasy pills in their third-floor West End residence hall room. The students – Rohan Sunder, Adam Drucker and Izzak Novak – have been charged with drug-related crimes and are due back in D.C. Superior […]

Congressman gives candid commentary on health care, war in Afghanistan

Web Exclusive Rep. Eric Massa, D-N.Y., discussed his opposition to sending new troops to Afghanistan, his vote against Obama’s health care reform plan, and his commitment to honesty in an event hosted by the College Democrats Wednesday night. Massa broke frequently with his own party during his blunt speech to the CDs in the Marvin […]

Vote on SA constitution to occur today

The student body will have the opportunity to vote Thursday on the proposed changes to the Student Association constitution. The new document would bring sweeping changes to the SA, including a joint ticket with the president and executive vice president running together, instead of being elected individually. Also, an appointed speaker of the senate would […]

Chilean ambassador talks politics at Elliott School event

Web Exclusive Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. José Mario Goñi spoke openly about his country’s upcoming presidential elections and discussed the recent social and economic development in his country at an event Tuesday in the Elliott School. Goñi said that the three main candidates – Sebastián Piñera, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Marco Enríquez-Ominami – all plan […]

Gay marriage bill passes council

The D.C. Council voted 11-2 in favor of a same-sex marriage bill Tuesday morning, bringing the District one step closer to marriage equality. Tuesday’s decision was the first of two votes on the issue, with the second expected Dec. 15. All bills before the council require two votes by full membership and approval from the […]

Freshmen selected to advise CCAS dean

Web Exclusive Ten freshmen in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences have been selected to serve on an advisory committee aimed at giving students the chance to share issues with high-level administrators, CCAS Dean Peg Barratt said. Barratt said she wanted to create a group of freshmen that could give her feedback on what […]