February 1, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 38

Stories from the February 1, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Andrew Pazdon: Marijuana should be a medicine

If my 93-year-old grandmother lived in a state where medical marijuana wasn’t verboten, she would be able to use medical marijuana to help with her glaucoma and her chronic arthritis. My father told me this not that long ago because of pending legislation in the New Hampshire General Court. Apparently, when he told my grandmother […]

Students participate in D.C. entrepreneurial challenge

Correction appended Web Exclusive GW students teamed up with peers from seven other D.C. area universities this weekend at the StartUp Scramble Challenge, a three-day event in which college-aged entrepreneurs created business plans for sustainable ventures. Plans that address such global social issues as poverty and underfunded education were awarded the $1,000 in seed funding, […]

Bahrain has interest in peace process, ambassador says

The ambassador from the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States spoke about the difficulties of her country’s geographic location and Bahrain’s role in the Arab-Israeli conflict at an event Thursday night in the Elliott School. Ambassador Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo – who is Bahrain’s first Jewish ambassador – cited Bahrain’s Crown Prince Shaikh Salman […]

Truth in a tabloid scandal

Mike Tyson has threatened to throw him down the stairs. Cher discovered him in her closet. Madonna has invited him behind closed doors to give him the first glimpse of her in chains on tape. And most recently, his organization helped expose the secrets of a former presidential candidate. Barry Levine, the executive editor of […]

How to feast on Superbowl Sunday

Hosting a Super Bowl party doesn’t have to mean greasy, overpriced food. Why order when you can make your own? Stay away from the take-out menus and turn to these easy recipes to impress all of your guests. Broadcasting begins at 6 p.m. and kickoff is going to be about 30 minutes later, so be […]

Task force gets 200 proposals for savings

The task force charged with generating $60 million through innovation and fundraising has collected almost 200 ideas from the community on how to spend smarter, but the group is still wrestling with which savings should be counted, and how. Launched in October by University President Steven Knapp, the Innovation Task Force is designed to evaluate […]

Being black: one year later

One year ago, the first black man to be inaugurated as president of the United States stood on the steps of the Capitol and changed history as we knew it. Along the National Mall and just blocks away on campus, students reveled in the event. Now, a question that reverberated across the country has also […]

Report sheds light on salary trends

Salaries for GW’s top administrators jumped an average of 54.7 percent from 2002 to 2007, while faculty salaries increased an average of 21.5 percent over roughly the same period, according to University salary data. The data, presented in a 2009 Faculty Senate report, displays top administrators’ salaries, average faculty salaries and new undergraduate tuition rates […]

Young trio fuels Colonials

KINGSTON, R.I. – With two-thirds of the GW men’s basketball team either freshmen or sophomores, it is perhaps no surprise that the younger members of the roster have assumed starring roles in this season’s narrative. And though the Colonials’ comeback bid ultimately fell short in Saturday’s 72-66 loss at Rhode Island, it was a trio […]

Comeback bid comes up short

KINGSTON, R.I. – For a brief time Saturday afternoon, it seemed rather recent history might rather improbably repeat itself. After trailing host Rhode Island by as much as 16 before halftime, the GW men’s basketball team turned up the defensive pressure and planted the seeds of another potential comeback. Sophomore Tony Taylor, catalyst of the […]