October 14, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 18

Stories from the October 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

$5-$10-$20:Events that won’t break the bank

Free: Glow-in-the-dark frisbee at Loree Grand Field Friday. If you have $15: Bluebrain plays at recently opened Artisphere Saturday. If you have $22: Neil Diamond tribute band Super Diamond at the 9:30 Club Saturday.

Colonial pride starts early at New York school

Judy Garrett’s students are already discussing SATs, residence halls and college-level academics, but it will be a while before they actually enroll in college. That’s because they’re 8 years old. Garrett’s second-grade class at Genesee Elementary in Auburn, N.Y., is part of the No Excuses University Network, a group of elementary and middle schools that […]

Letters to the Editor

Students support the SEC Dear Editor: The new Science and Engineering Complex currently slated to be placed on Square 55, between H, I, 22 and 23 streets, is a much-needed academic space for the science and engineering departments. Currently, the various science disciplines are spread across the Foggy Bottom Campus, making it difficult for them […]

Calendar

Thursday Dateline: The White House CNN correspondent Ed Henry and former White House spokesman Joe Lockhart will discuss politics and media spin. Elliott School City View Room  6:15 p.m. Friday Colonials Invasion Kick off the basketball season with the GW Spirit Program at an event featuring music, entertainment and giveaways. Smith Center  8:30 […]

Study: No alternative considered for Iraq War

Former President George W. Bush’s administration did not consider alternatives before invading Iraq in 2003, according to a study published by a GW research institute in September. The National Security Archive, housed in Gelman Library, released a three-part series examining declassified documents about the Iraq War that show invading Iraq was premeditated. The documents include […]

Fraternities drop effort to remove leader

Members of the Interfraternity Council dropped their efforts to strip IFC President Bill Hulse of his title in a meeting Tuesday. The fraternity presidents that make up the IFC decided to “regroup” instead of going forward with plans to remove Hulse as president, Executive Director of the Student Activities Center Tim Miller said. Instead, IFC […]

White House to offer garden tours during Colonials Weekend

The White House’s annual fall garden tours will coincide with Colonials Weekend again this year. The National Park Service will distribute free tickets for the Oct. 16 and 17 tours of the White House grounds on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets – one per person – can be picked up near the White House at […]

Labor union donates wealth of archives to Gelman

The largest labor union in the country donated its permanent and historic archives to the University in a ceremony at the Gelman Library Wednesday. The archives is set to house $2 million worth of documents from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union of mostly blue-collar workers that began in 1903 and played a large […]

Fire hose injures two students

A fire hose caught in a Metrobus wheel caused minor injuries to two students Tuesday night outside of the International House residence hall. International House was evacuated due to a small kitchen fire in the building, according to witnesses on scene. While D.C. Fire was responding, a fire hose caught in the axle of a […]

Panel says unpaid internship laws too unclear

The laws behind unpaid internships are too lax and too vague, a panel of experts on the subject concluded Tuesday in the Jack Morton Auditorium. As part of a day-long conference discussing the legality of unpaid internships, labor and law experts unanimously agreed that the ambiguity around internship laws lead to students doing immense amounts […]