October 7, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 16

Stories from the October 7, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Annu Subramanian: How do we know we are safe?

Just a few years ago, our school would have been applauded for its commitment to providing the GW community with safety statistics. Its number-heavy spreadsheets that are updated for the public once a year disclose the number of crimes that happened on campus as well as the nature of these crimes. Today, those same spreadsheets […]

Mixed-sex housing decision imminent

After the issue lay dormant over the summer, the University’s decision on whether or not to implement gender-neutral housing will be made within the next few weeks, according to one of the issue’s main advocates. Michael Komo, a former Student Association Senator and president of Allied in Pride, led a highly publicized effort last year, […]

Delta Tau Delta to receive two townhouses on F Street

The Delta Tau Delta fraternity will be relocating to two townhouses on the corner of F and 22nd streets, after operating without an on-campus house since 2008. GW offered Delta Tau Delta the townhouses located at 524 and 536 22nd St. to compensate for the scheduled demolition of DTD’s property on G Street. The fraternity […]

Staff Editorial: A troubling lack of communication

Early Wednesday morning, a woman was raped one block from campus. Though D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department initially responded, members of MPD did not immediately notify the University Police Department. It is both disturbing and deplorable that a violent crime occurred so close to students, but UPD did not find out about the crime right away. […]

Female reports sexual assault near City Hall

A woman reported that she was sexually assaulted by an unknown man near Washington Circle early Wednesday morning, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesman confirmed. Lt. Nicholas Breul said that at about 1:45 a.m. a woman in her 20s reported that a man forced her to have “sexual intercourse against her will” in the 2300 block […]

Staff Editorial: One top-ten we are glad to leave

For years, The George Washington University was synonymous with the phrase “the most expensive college in the country.” Though GW lost the No. 1 spot to Sarah Lawrence College in 2008 according to various lists, this is the first year that Forbes did not rank GW in its top 10 list. It is promising that […]

Student Association allocates record $502,000 to orgs

For the second year in a row, the Student Association allocated a record amount for the operating costs of the nearly 300 student organizations at the University, unanimously passing the $502,000 initial allocation bill at the SA Senate meeting Tuesday night. The allocation amount represents a $120,000 increase from last year’s initial allocations pool, and […]

Andrew Clark: Clarifying Republicans’ view on health care

I was in class the other day when someone mentioned Republican efforts to repeal the Democrats’ health care reform legislation. “Those Republicans,” he said, “They want to repeal it and go back to the old days, when insurance companies could deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition.” Not only is that not accurate, but […]

One-acts kick off 14th’s season

The 14th Grade Players performed their first major production of the year last weekend, the Welcome Back One-Acts, with a pinch of insanity and a whole lot of death. The first act in the lineup was “The Worker” – directed by sophomore Mackenzie Garrity – which takes a comedic look at the relationship between a […]