October 4, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 15

Stories from the October 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student Association to allocate nearly $500,000

The Student Association Senate is expected to disburse nearly $500,000 to fund the operating costs of about 270 student organizations this week, the highest initial allocation amount in the organization’s history. Sen. Chris Clark, U-At large, chair of the SA Finance Committee, said the SA has yet to determine the exact amount that will be […]

Students walk to raise awareness for AIDS

In an effort to gain awareness of the thousands of people living with AIDS in the District, a group of about 40 GW students joined thousands of others to participate in the 24th Annual AIDS Walk Washington Saturday morning near the National Mall. The walk raised more than $700,000 for the Whitman-Walker Clinic, a local […]

Staff Editorial: A homecoming for Colonials

This year’s Alumni Weekend proved largely successful in bringing former Colonials back to campus as attendees enjoyed catered dinners, cocktail receptions and a Barenaked Ladies concert. While it is understandable that these events were primarily directed toward alumni, future Alumni Weekends at GW could be even more successful if the University adopted a campus-wide “homecoming” […]

Vending laws force closure of coffee cart

Sol Café, the student-run coffee cart on H Street, will be unable to re-open under current D.C. vending laws, after the cart’s current owner failed to obtain the proper vending permits following a yearlong battle with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. An official from the DCRA – who spoke under condition of […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Facebook: the frenemy

There is no doubting that we all love Facebook. Our love of Facebook comes from our love of sharing, and on Facebook, everything from pictures to our relationship status is up for grabs. As college students, we have never really questioned the idea that it’s just our friends we are updating with this information. But […]

University makes autism research a priority

The University has launched an initiative across multiple departments to focus on autism research, GW faculty said during a panel discussion in the Marvin Center on Saturday. Professors Laurie Alderman, Cathleen Burgess, and Valerie Hu shared their expertise in autism research, and discussed the more common misconceptions about the condition that affects one in every […]

Letter to the Editor

Give a voice to LGBT silence On Sept. 22, Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. Why? According to reports, it was because Clementi’s roommate had disseminated a video that portrayed Clementi having an encounter with another man. Clementi’s death, though tragic in its own right, […]

What’s the deal with. . .the accordion music outside Gelman?

Armed with an accordion and an attitude, 20-year-old self-taught musician Kelly Adsitt has found an ideal stage to hone his musical skills: Gelman Library. Adsitt may not be a student but he is a highly visible – or at least highly vocal – figure on the Foggy Bottom Campus. He chooses to play outside of […]

Evan Schwartz: Ignore the Westboro Church

On Nov. 11, members of the Westboro Baptist Church will picket at GW. They are protesting, in their own words, “to remind this nation that this next generation of young people have been raised for the devil himself.” For those who don’t know, the Kansas-based group is the brainchild of pastor and former lawyer Fred […]