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.

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 […]

Student Judicial Services charges three for sexual assault in 2009-2010

Since 2002, 55 people have reported being victims of sexual assault to the University Police Department, with no real pattern of increase or decrease, according to a review of UPD records. Of these cases, 32 were reported rapes – two of which were statutory rapes – 15 were instances of forcible fondling, six were reports […]


Jukebox the Ghost “Everything Under the Sun” (Yep Roc Records) Simple, sunny and stripped of all pretension, the band shines on this second release. The boys still channel that same infectious energy that took them from playing house parties at GW to an appearance on “Letterman” in just a few short years. Ben Thornewill’s tight […]

University escapes ‘most expensive’ list

After years at the top of Forbes Magazine’s annual list of the most expensive colleges in the country, GW fell from the top 10 for the first time this year, according to Forbes’ rankings published Monday. While the University is no longer featured on the controversial list, GW missed the top 10 by a mere […]

Chef competes to feed D.C.’s homeless

A chef at a local nonprofit is competing in a national competition to win $20,000 to help feed the homeless in Foggy Bottom. John Murphy, assistant director of kitchen operations for Miriam’s Kitchen, is participating in the Sears Chef Challenge. Voting will end this Saturday for his chance to compete in the finals. Murphy is […]

Fewer men join Greek-letter life

On the heels of a record increase in the number of women joining sororities last month, fewer men joined Greek-letter life organizations this year than last year. This fall, 285 men accepted invitations to join one of the 17 Interfraternity Council fraternities, down seven from last year’s fall rush. The seven-member decline comes after last […]

Energy secretary talks sustainability at Lisner Auditorium

Kicking off a three-day environmental conference hosted by the White House and the University, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced plans to install solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House Tuesday morning in Lisner Auditorium. Chu said the White House will install the solar technology in order […]

Student Association senator confronts SA president

In an otherwise calm Student Association Senate meeting, a Columbian College of Arts and Sciences senator challenged SA President Jason Lifton Tuesday night, accusing the president of overreaching his authority and threatening a student organization. SA Sen. Jason Kaplan, CCAS-U, questioned an e-mail Lifton sent to The GW Patriot, a student-run blog, after a senate […]