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.

State Department issues terror threat

Despite a warning released by the U.S. Department of State Sunday indicating that Americans traveling through Europe are currently under a threat of terrorist activity, some GW students studying abroad on the continent said they aren’t concerned about the possibility of an attack. “I’ve only heard of the increased terror threat in passing,” said Hannah […]

Humor writer sells out Lisner

Famed humor writer and essayist David Sedaris performed at Lisner Auditorium Monday, sharing his views on morals, Proposition 8 and chipmunks. Sedaris, whose last five published essay collections have become New York Times Best Sellers, showcased his latest book, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” during the sold-out performance. In the illustrated book, Sedaris adds […]

Graduate School of Education and Human Development seeks to up graduation rates

In an effort to incentivize students to earn their diplomas, a counseling professor created a program to match high school curricula with student’s career goals. Roughly 25 percent of Americans fail to graduate high school each year, the National Center for Education Statistics found, putting the United States at a disadvantage in the global market. […]

Sports In Brief

Pair of volleyball players earn A-10 weekly honors Volleyball players Katie Zulandt and Rachael Goss were named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week and Co-Rookie of the Week, respectively, the conference announced Tuesday. It is the first weekly award for both players. Zulandt, a team captain for GW, set a career high in kills […]

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 […]