September 13, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 9

Stories from the September 13, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Logan Dobson: Treat SJS offenders like criminals

This much is true: Student Judicial Services needs to change. The organization in charge of doling out punishments for various behavioral infractions on campus has, for too long, treated students unfairly. What is the single most important change that SJS could make? Start treating students like criminals. Before you misunderstand me, let me clarify: in […]

Vegetarians gather in University Yard

University Yard played host to the D.C. VegFest Saturday afternoon, an outdoor festival that advocated for vegetarian lifestyles, sustainability and animal amnesty. The event – which was organized by Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of D.C. – exhibited 29 nonprofit organizations, 19 commercial vendors and almost a dozen restaurants and bakeries. This is […]

Former FedEx Kinkos space unoccupied

Plans for the bottom floor of the Marvin Center are still in limbo, with no definite proposals for what the space, formerly occupied by a FedEx Kinkos and a computer lab, will become. According to a University administrator, the space is being used temporarily for meetings and storage, but that may change later this academic […]

Men’s water polo freshman excelling early

For most college freshmen, the first few weeks of school are an adjustment period. It’s a time to meet new people, learn to navigate campus and deal with roommates, all while attending college classes for the first time. It’s a big change for most students, but for freshman men’s water polo player Daniel Tyner, there […]

GW veteran speaks in favor of Post-9/11 GI Bill

The D.C. Director of Student Veterans of America and co-founder of GW Veterans Brian Hawthorne voiced support for the Post-9/11 GI Bill Sept. 9. The bill provides returning veterans help in enrolling and paying for undergraduate and graduate degree programs at many universities nationwide. “[The Post-9/11 GI Bill] provides veterans the benefit of going to […]

Faculty Senate spars on SEC cost

A presentation on the proposed financial plan for the Science and Engineering Complex sparked debate between members of the Faculty Senate Friday regarding the accuracy of the $275 million cost estimate. Hermann Helgert, a professor of engineering and applied science, discussed the breakdown of the cost estimate and a tentative plan for financing the complex, […]

District Congresswoman encourages students to care about local issues

In an interview with local journalists, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said D.C.-area students should care “a lot” about D.C. politics. Holmes Norton – who does not get a vote in Congress – said that D.C. college students are residents of the District, and should understand and care about the issues facing the city. “If […]

Protestors rally against Obama, taxes

Cries of “Obama makes Carter look smarter” rang through the air as an estimated 30,000 people gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol building for the 9/12 Taxpayers March. The event – organized by conservative nonprofit organization FreedomWorks, which has had a heavy hand in promoting the tea party movement – began at the Washington […]