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.

Matt Ingoglia: Living up to our core beliefs

If you’re like me and get to live on campus with your best friends, you can’t wait to get back to your room after a long day of classes, internships or errands. There’s just something about relaxing with your roommates that helps assuage your anxiety and puts you in a better mood. That feeling of […]

Student Association to vote on gender-neutral housing

The Student Association will convene Tuesday night to vote on the 2010 Equal Housing Opportunity Act – a nonbinding resolution that would pledge support for a gender-neutral housing option for students living on campus. If the resolution passes Tuesday night, it would be the catalyst for student leaders to bring the idea of gender-neutral housing […]

Grad students may soon be able to work in Tanzanian clinics

Web Exclusive Master’s degree candidates in the College of Professional Studies’ paralegal studies program may have the opportunity to work in clinics in Tanzania next year. The proposal to send students abroad for a semester is in the final stages of approval in the Office of Academic Affairs. If passed, it will add the option […]

GSPM founding dean to leave post after 23 years

The founding director of the Graduate School of Political Management announced last week that he will step down July 1, saying the school has grown immensely since its inception and is well placed to continue on with a new director. Chris Arterton has been with the school since 1987 and has served as its first […]

Six honored at MLK Awards

Web Exclusive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for peace, diversity, integrity and service, and at the MLK Awards on Thursday, the Multicultural Student Services Center honored six members of the community who exemplified those traits. The recipients of the prestigious award were staff member Bernard Demczuk and students Tura Woods, Michael Garber, Cynthia Pedemonte, […]

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 […]