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.

Delta Tau Delta reinstalled at GW

The GW chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity celebrated its reinstallation Saturday evening, after functioning as a colony on campus since November 2008. The organization was suspended from the University in 2004, after facing allegations of hazing and serving alcohol to minors. After returning to campus in 2008 to recruit members and reestablish their chapter, […]

College Republicans pull support for McCain talk

The GW College Republicans have withdrawn their financial support from Meghan McCain’s upcoming appearance at GW, after claims that the Allied in Pride president was not forthcoming about the topic of McCain’s speech. Michael Komo, president of Allied in Pride, told The Hatchet last week that McCain would be appearing as the keynote speaker of […]

Public invited to comment on plans to restore National Mall

The National Park Service is moving forward on plans to revamp the National Mall after an attempt to restore America’s front yard failed in last year’s stimulus package. After a three-year process, the National Park Service has created a long-term draft plan to restore the National Mall’s grounds and facilities. The service will be accepting […]

Student groups unite to plan Haiti relief

Powerful stories and images of the death, destruction and despair emerging from Haiti after the small Caribbean country was rocked by a massive earthquake last Tuesday have united the GW community in efforts to help. Although University President Steven Knapp reported “no George Washington students or employees were in Haiti” during the earthquake, more than […]

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 […]