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.

Gender-neutral housing bill tabled

The Student Association Senate postponed voting on the gender-neutral housing bill Tuesday night, opting to table the bill after debate on the measure dragged on for 45 minutes. The senate voted to table the proposal at 11 p.m. after 45 minutes of debate. The Student Life Committee will revise the language to narrow the bill’s […]

Crime Log

Assault 1/15/10 – 21st and G streets – 8:45 a.m. – Case closed A student reported to University Police that he was struck in the face by surprise by an unknown female. When UPD responded to the report, Metropolitan Police was in the process of releasing her. As UPD officers tried to bar the individual […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday How I Found My Job During the Economic Downturn Listen to alumni who graduated in the midst of the economic downturn discuss how they landed a job. RSVP required. Career Center 208 | 6 to 7 p.m. An Evening with Thomas Friedman Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will discuss his new book during this […]

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 […]