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.

University, Program Board makes safety plan for Fall Fest

Due to the myriad activities taking place Saturday afternoon as part of Fall Fest, Program Board and University Police are working together to ensure that the day runs smoothly and safely. Popular musical artists Wale and Travie McCoy may draw a large crowd of non-students who want to check out their performances, but admission will […]

University: SEC to cost $275 million

GW released the long-awaited cost estimate for the Science and Engineering Complex Monday. At $275 million, the building is the most expensive in University history. For the complex to become a reality, the Board of Trustees must approve the budget and plans at its meeting in October. This vote will not only decide the future […]

Son of Russian spies will not return to GW this fall

Tim Foley, the GW student whose parents pleaded guilty to being part of a Russian spy ring earlier this summer, will not be returning to the University this fall, a University spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday afternoon. “At his request, Mr. Foley is no longer enrolled in classes for the fall 2010 semester and has been placed […]

University gathers to remember Hubbard

Friends of Taylor Hubbard – the GW sophomore who passed away in May – gathered in Kogan Plaza Wednesday evening to mourn the student they described as incredibly cheerful, good-natured and always willing to help someone out. University officials joined about 50 of Hubbard’s friends and classmates who held white balloons throughout the vigil with […]

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 […]