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 […]