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.

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 […]

Restaurant signs lease for space in The Avenue

The final retail lease in the residential portion of The Avenue development was signed last week, and the building is set to begin pre-leasing apartments in February. Circa, an American cuisine restaurant with locations in Dupont Circle and Clarendon, Va., will join Sweetgreen and Citibank in the mixed-use building near GW Hospital. Circa will take […]

Upgrades to Blue, Orange lines to cause significant Metro delays

Service for Metrorail’s Blue and Orange lines will be severely disrupted over Columbus Day weekend, with no trains scheduled to run through either line at the Metro Center, Farragut West and McPherson Square stations. While Metro Center will still be open for Red Line service, nearby stations Farragut West and McPherson Square will be closed […]

Illes ties save record in GW loss to Navy

The men’s water polo team spent much of its game Wednesday night playing from behind. After opening the game with a goal to go up 1-0, GW’s opponent Navy scored twice to end the first quarter with a 2-1 lead, a lead it wouldn’t relinquish for the remainder of the game. It’s a familiar feeling […]

Calendar

Thursday Depression Screening Day The University Counseling Center will offer confidential and free depression screenings for students and staff as part of National Depression Screening Day. Marvin Center 310  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday Third Annual Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations Top scholars will discuss the transformations and emerging challenges in the Chinese […]

New York Times columnist bashes pundits

New York Times columnist and veteran journalist Bob Herbert stressed the importance of journalistic integrity and avoiding the temptation to cover sensationalist stories Wednesday night at the School of Media and Public Affairs. Herbert – a fellow this year at SMPA – took issue with the presentation of almost every popular topic journalists tackle, including […]

Crime Log

Destruction 9/28/2010 – 1 p.m. Location: Potomac House Case closed The University Police Department responded to an initial report of a dispute between two students. Officers determined that one student destroyed her roommate’s property. Referred to Student Judicial Service 10/01/10 – Time unknown Location: Funger/Duques Hall garage Case open A faculty member reported to UPD […]

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 […]