January 19, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 34

Stories from the January 19, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Philosophy professor wins fellowship

Chair of the philosophy department David DeGrazia won a $50,400 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities last month for his work examining ethical issues connected with human reproduction and genetics through moral philosophy. With the grant, he will explore abortion and embryo research, decisions to have children with severe disabilities, the use of […]

Grad school may not be best option

With an economic downturn and the prospect of a difficult job market facing recent graduates, some members of academia are urging students not to set their sights on graduate school. In an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, William Pannapacker, an associate professor of English at Hope College in Michigan, argues that the personal […]

Bill to combat sidewalk smoking moves forward

A D.C. Council bill that would allow D.C. business owners to ban smoking on the sidewalks outside their establishments moved forward with initial approval from the council earlier this month. The smoking ban, introduced by D.C. Councilmember Phil Mendelson, D-At Large, would allow stores and businesses to post no smoking signs up to 25 feet […]

Park behind Guthridge Hall set to open this spring

Construction on a pathway and park near Guthridge Hall has been delayed by permit issues, but completion of the green space is expected later this semester. What was once a parking lot behind the residence hall will soon have environmentally sustainable features like local vegetation and storm water collection. The development was originally scheduled to […]

The winter blues and flus

Baby, it’s cold outside. This time of year, many students are getting just that – a cold – or more. Winter months tend to raise the number of students with sore throats, ear pain, sinus congestions and coughs, said Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of the Student Health Service. “These symptoms, commonly referred to as Upper […]

Sports in Brief

Swim teams take third at URI Invitational Both GW’s men’s and women’s swimming finished third this weekend in the teams’ opening events of the season at the URI Invitational in Kingston, R.I. GW swimmers showed well at the event, placing in the top five in 27 of the 38 events over the course of the […]

Sex Column: A reformed condom abuser

In the spirit of the new year, I have a confession and a resolution to make. It’s time to come clean and be clean. Meet Dirty Jersey, my friend-turned-lover and partner in crime on our mutually assured path to destruction, disease, pregnancy or all of the above. That’s right, I’m the queen of stupid decisions […]

Local homeless shelter to begin offering new services

Web Exclusive Miriam’s Kitchen, a local shelter serving the area’s homeless, has added a new dinner service to its popular breakfast hours starting Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The program will require more money and volunteers but the new initiative is designed to meet more of the needs of those visiting the Kitchen, said Scott […]

Three ways for grilled cheese

Two simple ingredients, three flavorful meals. Bread and cheese can go a long way in a college student’s diet, and these variations can serve for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best part – cheap, cheap, cheap. Even if you don’t have a kitchen, these versions of the classic grilled cheese can be easily adapted. Simply […]

Court reaffirms D.C. gay marriage decision

Web Exclusive A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Thursday against a recent proposal to call for a referendum on same-sex marriages, representing yet another legislative victory in the campaign for gay rights in the District. Opponents of same-sex marriage saw the referendum, which would state that “only marriage between a man and woman is valid […]