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.

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 […]

Paranormal promenade

View District haunted tours in a larger map D.C. Ghost Tours Location: Lafayette Square Park Meeting place: Dolley Madison House, located at 1520 H St. When: Nightly tours offered March to mid-November from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Winter hours vary. Price: $15 for ages 12 and up, $8 for ages 7 to 11, free for […]

GW law professors support pot legalization

Two GW Law School professors have endorsed a California ballot proposition calling for the taxation and control of marijuana, similar to alcohol regulations. Proposition 19 would allow adults over the age of 21 to cultivate and purchase up to one ounce of marijuana for consumption without criminal punishment. The measure would grant the state and […]

Drug lab found in Georgetown dormitory

Two Georgetown students and one University of Richmond student were arrested Saturday and are being charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, after police uncovered a drug lab in a freshman dorm on the Georgetown campus. Georgetown’s campus police uncovered the lab Saturday morning in Georgetown’s Harbin Hall, and after initially believing the lab was for […]

Slice of Life: Wacky weather woes

I’m not normally one to make assumptions, but based on my recent experience, I’m forced to believe that Mother Nature is on crack. And dressing appropriately for her addiction is a battle I lose everyday. Weather.com is my crutch in times like these, but it isn’t of much help to me when it tells me […]

Bradley Dlatt: GW students need time to recharge

As we move into the second half of the fall semester, it is a good time to take a moment and think about where we are and where we want to be – both as students and as a community. Looking back at the past few weeks, it is hard not to feel both a […]