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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


Monday Behind the Lines in Greece Robert Perdue, Jr., will discuss his new book about officers serving in German-occupied Greece in 1944. Elliott School Suite 412  12:15 p.m. Navigating the U.S. Media Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs P.J. Crowley will discuss the reliability and pitfalls of U.S. media outlets, followed by a […]

Knapp addresses student veterans on eve of war anniversary

Just days before the ninth anniversary of the Afghanistan war, University President Steven Knapp touted GW’s efforts to support veterans and discussed ways other universities can support student veterans on their campuses at the 2010 Student Veterans of America National Conference Sunday morning. Knapp said colleges have a responsibility to support veterans, explaining that GW […]

Schools emulate GW Sudanese scholarship

Two years ago, a student organization at GW designed a scholarship program to bring in a student from war-torn Sudan. Now, the program has spread to more than 30 college campuses nationwide. The student organization Banaa – an Arabic word meaning “to build” – was created at GW in 2008, and seeks to empower students […]