October 21, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 20

Stories from the October 21, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Parent writes GW into new book

Alan Jacobson, father to two GW students and author of recently released thriller “Velocity,” spoke about his new book and offered advice about writing after graduation at a book signing at the GW Bookstore Saturday. The bestselling author and parent of senior and Hatchet columnist Corey Jacobson and freshman Matthew Jacobson first discussed the idea […]

Reflecting Pool to close for repairs

D.C. residents should take a last look at the reflecting pool this month, as the site is set to close in November for about two years. The pool will undergo a $31.6 million upgrade that entails installing a filtration system. “[The] Reflecting Pool Project is one of the larger projects nationwide” that the American Recovery […]

GW license plates for sale in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Colonials can showcase their buff and blue pride while driving, since the University has created custom GW license plates. The plates, emblazoned with “GW Colonials” on the side and “The George Washington University” on the bottom, are available for any vehicle registered in D.C., Maryland or Virginia. “Many alumni have let us know that they […]

SA Senate disbands Rules Committee in raucous meeting

The Student Association voted to disband the committee tasked with approving SA appointees Tuesday, giving the body’s procedural oversight powers to the full legislature instead. Sponsored by first-year graduate student Sen. Will Rone, the Senate voted to remove the SA Rules Committee – which mainly oversees internal and procedural issues with the SA Senate – […]

Quick Takes

“Crazy For You” Best Coast (Mexican Summer) The best musical representation of California since The Beach Boys, “Crazy For You” sounds like a high school garage band’s first demo in all the right ways. The fuzzy, sometimes whiny vocals and light, poppy guitar riffs match perfectly with simplistic lyrics about love. Singer Bethany Cosentino offers, […]

Group seeks to make protest positive

The controversial church that protests military funerals is staging a demonstration on campus next month, and instead of greeting the demonstrators with signs and jeers, a group of students is seeking to turn the protest into a human rights fundraiser. Freshman Daniel Wein and junior Daniel Reade created the organization Transcend Hate in early October […]

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

$5: 14th’s “James and the Giant Peach” at West Hall Theater opens Thursday $8: “Waiting for Superman” is playing at E Street Cinema. $20: Up with People at Columbia Heights Education Center Friday and Saturday

Interfraternity Council president resigns amid scandal

Bill Hulse, the president of the Interfraternity Council, resigned from his position Tuesday night, weeks after several fraternity presidents called for his removal. Hulse announced his resignation during the Interfraternity Presidents’ Council meeting but offered few details on why he left office, meeting attendees said. He left directly after making the announcement. Controversy surrounding Hulse’s […]

Staff Editorial: The gift of more aid

We consistently hear GW is committed to helping students pay for an education, and this fall that rhetoric proved true. After 400 students found themselves with decreased aid, the University stepped in and allocated an additional $2 million for those students. This was a laudable move by the University, and we are glad to see […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 10/12/10 – 12:43 a.m. Location: Fulbright Hall Case closed The University Police Department responded to assist an administrative search. GW Housing Programs conducted a search and found 2.26 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol. Referred to Student Judicial Services Disorderly Conduct 10/12/10 – 11:37 a.m. Location: Gelman Library Case closed UPD […]