January 21, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 35

Stories from the January 21, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Application for public service grant will open Monday

Beginning Monday, students can apply to receive a portion of a $20,000 public service grant endowed by the University to support student-led service projects. The applications will be reviewed by a commission of four student volunteers on a rolling basis after the application goes live Jan. 25. “The Public Service Grant Commission encourages innovative, student-led […]

Man allegedly attacked with knife on G Street

A woman attacked a student and threatened another pedestrian with a knife at the corner of 21st and G streets Friday, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The suspect, described as a heavy, 5-foot-6 black woman in her early twenties, allegedly walked up to a freshman and hit him in the right side of […]

Law students fear fewer job prospects, seek advising

Fewer job offers and mounting debt from student loans have led to an uneasy employment atmosphere and an increased focus on career development on the GW Law School campus Though applications to the law school remain steady, current students and administrators said the lawyers-to-be are concerned about their job prospects. “With the job market tightening […]

Murdoch to headline next Kalb Report

Rupert Murdoch – founder, chairman and CEO of News Corporation – will sit down with journalist Marvin Kalb to discuss the future of journalism Feb. 9 for the next installment of the Kalb Report. Murdoch is famous for becoming a billionaire through his ownership of major media outlets which include the Wall Street Journal, the […]

Plouffe offers hopeful view for Dems

Political strategist and chief campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign David Plouffe spoke at the Elliott School Tuesday night, discussing how the Democrats could lose in Massachusetts, health care reform, and his new book, “The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory.” Huffington Post White House […]

University announces new housing options

Correction appended Students planning to apply for housing for the fall semester have new options to consider before the February iHousing process. The newly renovated Pelham Hall, located on Mount Vernon, will house students of all years. Rising sophomores will have the opportunity to live in The Dakota, which will no longer house upperclassmen, and […]

Letters to the Editor

The mismanagement of MLK Day The Jan. 19 Hatchet article, “Students celebrate MLK Day with service,” about the successes of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service that was put on by GW, did a lot to highlight the successes of the event but did not focus nearly enough on the colossal failures. This […]

24 hours. One play.

How would you describe a play written, produced and performed in 24 hours? Generic Theatre Company cast member Brittany Perrotte called it ” ‘Saturday Night Live’ on crack.” The idea of performing a play just one day after writing it might seem like an absurdly stressful undertaking, but the members of Generic have turned this […]

Staff Editorial: A national embarrassment

Correction appended GW is known for the speakers it attracts. Heads of state, famous comedians and influential thinkers are frequent guests here in Foggy Bottom. Usually, this brings good press for the University, and is a selling point for prospective students. It is for that reason perhaps that the fiasco surrounding Meghan McCain’s scheduled appearance […]