October 25, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 21

Stories from the October 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Security lighter in Vern freshman halls

Freshman residence halls on the Mount Vernon Campus have lighter campus security than Foggy Bottom Campus halls do, which administrators credit to an overall lack of crime on the more suburban campus. Unlike freshman residence halls on the Foggy Bottom Campus, Mount Vernon freshman residence halls do not require nonresidents to sign in at the […]

Sports In Brief

Volleyball loses two, topples in A-10 standings Any momentum that the volleyball team had created for itself after winning five straight Atlantic 10 matches came crashing to a halt over the weekend as the Colonials were swept twice in Ohio, falling 3-0 to No. 18 Dayton (Bison/AVCA) Friday night and 3-0 to Xavier Saturday. Against […]

Partying for pay

On an average workday, David Jumper parties until 5 a.m. For the last four years, Jumper, a senior, has run VIP-D.C., a party-planning company, along with Zack Huhn, a senior at American. The duo promotes at Ultrabar, Lotus, Josephine and Mezza Luna. Jumper launched his own DJ booking company, Scratch Stars, last week with a […]

Colonials scrimmage at Smith Center

GW men’s basketball fans got their first look Friday night at a 2010-2011 Colonials team that returns all but one player from last year’s 16-15 squad and is entering this season’s campaign with something to prove. In eight of their 10 conference losses last season, the Colonials fell by nine points or fewer, including a […]

Staff Editorial: Communication failures continue

Weeks after an off-campus rape highlighted the lack of communication between the University Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department, an on-campus robbery Saturday involving both departments raised the same issue once again. This incident demonstrates that even when both UPD and MPD respond to the same crime, the two departments fail to communicate effectively. […]

Liquor cases sent to SJS drop, as drug cases rise

The number of liquor law violations sent to Student Judicial Services has dropped 80 percent overall since 2005, according to a recent report on crime statistics released by the University. A total of 1,253 liquor law violations were referred to SJS in 2005 from the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, a number that dropped […]

Douglas Cohen: Band-Aids: Not a cure for Gelman

There is no question that Gelman Library needs improvements, upgrades and modifications. The drab, crowded, uninspiring building is filled with broken and uncomfortable furniture, an inadequate ventilation system and a scarcity of modern technology. This simple and unavoidable fact remains: Gelman needs a complete overhaul. Last year, University Librarian Jack Siggins told The Hatchet that […]

Collaboration aims to lower Latino teen pregnancies

GW is teaming up with the Department of Health and Human Services to combat teen pregnancy in D.C.’s Latino youth community. The campaign – funded by a $5 million grant – is part of a nationwide effort to lower teen pregnancy rates. The United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the […]

Letter to the Editor

Not so helpful financial aid</P I would like to make a few brief comments on the content in the staff editorial published in last Thursday’s issue of The Hatchet on the allocation of more funds to financial aid. The editorial board makes it sound as if all the guilt falls on the students. And I’m […]

Laptop snatched near 21st and G

A female reported to the Metropolitan Police Department that her laptop had been snatched out of her hands Friday night in the heart of the Foggy Bottom Campus, but no Crime Alert was sent out to the GW community about the incident. According to an MPD alert sent out over a community listserv, the victim’s […]