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.

Matt Ingoglia: Alternative solutions for Ivory Tower

The number of broken ceiling tiles littering the hallways of Ivory Tower seems to be multiplying with each passing weekend, far outnumbering the potential solutions to this problem. It is clear that both the University and most GW students would like this behavior to end. Sadly, last week’s e-mail from Residential Property Management announcing that […]

Obama encourages midterm mobilization

The 2008 election was the beginning, not the end, of the journey for voters who were energized by President Barack Obama’s victory two years ago, the president told an audience in the Marvin Center Tuesday night. For the third time since he assumed the presidency in 2009, Obama made his way to the Foggy Bottom […]

Fear in the hearts of many

He will never be the next Timothy Treadwell, because Stephen Colbert is scared. Terrified, in fact. And he wants everyone to be, too. “I don’t think it’s possible to rally for sanity,” Colbert said Friday. “I don’t think its possible to get excited about moderate behavior. that’s why I’m offering fear as something to get […]

GWorld 2.0 makes fraud difficult to identify

Curtis Davis was checking his GWorld balance when the sophomore noticed something was wrong. A $204.95 charge was on his account, one he did not make. “I usually remember where I use my GWorld,” Davis said. “When I saw there was the $200 charge, I knew I didn’t spend that.” He went to the GWorld […]

Study: GW less diverse than similar universities

At least 56 percent of the GW student body is white, a recent study by the Chronicle of Higher Education found, a higher percentage than GW’s market basket schools. Although private colleges in the District have similar percentages of white students, schools like New York University and Boston University are 43 percent and 45 percent […]

$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 […]


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 […]