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.

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 […]

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 […]