September 2, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 6

Stories from the September 2, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gabrielle Friedman:Follow the doctor’s orders

With the passing of Initiative 59 this spring, medical marijuana became legal in the District. Finally, the D.C. Council realized the lunacy of keeping the substance illegal for medical purposes. But GW administrators clearly still fear the reefer, because they have banned the use or possession of medical marijuana on campus. While I can sympathize […]

Medical Examiner: Manner undetermined in Hubbard’s death

Sophomore Taylor Hubbard’s death this May after falling from a window in Guthridge Hall was caused by multiple blunt impact injuries, according to the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office. Beverly Fields, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Medical Examiner, said although the cause of death was determined, the medical examiner was unable to determine the manner of […]

Foggy Bottom Metro to receive upgrades this fall

Commuters at the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station faced inoperative escalators and floods due to heavy rainfall this summer, but the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said it is working to solve the transportation woes this fall. This May, WMATA announced that the long-term Red Line rehabilitation project to increase efficiency along the route will begin […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 8/26/10 – 10:50 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed University Police responded to a complaint of a suspicious odor coming from a particular room. Upon entering, University Police Department discovered alcohol in plain view and assessed 12 students. One student was transported to the GW Hospital. Housing Programs staff then conducted an […]

Tom Braslavsky: Go abroad during your time at GW

Do it. That’s the main advice I give to any GW students wondering if they should study abroad during their collegiate years. After spending the majority of 2010 outside the U.S. – in Israel to be exact – I can say confidently that studying abroad is a valuable experience that gives students useful skills, both […]

Letter to the Editor

Minor choices have major impacts As we wrap up the first week of the 2010 academic year here at The George Washington University, I wanted to write to congratulate you on the inspired manner in which you arrived back on campus, ready to take on the serious rigors of academic life at our institution. We […]

Staff Editorial: Taylor Hubbard will not be forgotten

On the day following the memorial for fellow Colonial Taylor Hubbard, we are reminded of both the legacy he has left here on campus and of the ways in which he will be missed. A large crowd gathered in Kogan Plaza Wednesday night to share stories about Taylor and take a moment to remember their […]

GW’s free speech policies rank mid-level

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has given GW a “yellow light” rating on its stoplight scale, meaning the free-speech advocacy group believes the University is potentially restrictive of individual rights. FIRE specifically pointed to GW’s disorderly conduct policy, demonstrations policy and GW Housing Program’s flyer distribution policy, as the reasons for the “yellow […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States Listen to Erlan Idrissov discuss Kazakhstan’s emerging role in Central Asia. Lindner Family Commons  5 to 7 p.m. Friday Career Center Open House Learn about what the Career Center offers, meet the staff and obtain information about job and internship opportunities. Career Center7 to 9 p.m. […]