November 1, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 23

Stories from the November 1, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

UPD and Metropolitan Police Department say relationship is strong

Recent incidents of crime on and near campus have raised questions about the communication between the University and Metropolitan police departments, but officials from both entities maintain they have a strong working relationship. When a woman reported a forcible rape just one block from campus Oct. 6, the University received the information almost 24 hours […]

Hatchet Expat: My new friends: Hopelessness and Helplessness

He fell out of the tree and hit the ground with a thud. I watched as he struggled to stand up. He looked at me, then at my friend Jack, who had gingerly put his book down to watch the debacle. Little Guy, as I’ve taken to calling him after many failed attempts to cross […]

Man on the street: Students express mixed feelings about midterms

Despite GW’s reputation as one of the most politically active schools in the country, the midterm election cycle has drawn mixed enthusiasm from students on campus, on par with recent polls that suggest student interest in the midterm elections is low. Only 27 percent of students said they will definitely vote in the Nov. 2 […]

Professor arrested for alleged possession of child pornography

Metropolitan Police arrested an Italian language professor Thursday for possession of suspected child pornography. The faculty member was suspended by GW pending further investigation. Diego Fasolini, 42, a part-time professor, was arrested in Rome Hall at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. Fasolini taught two Italian language courses this fall, […]

7-Eleven looks to lengthen hours

The 7-Eleven behind GW Hospital hopes to stay open 24 hours a day, but members of the Foggy Bottom Association want the convenience store to prove their late-night hours will not attract rowdy students. Owners Shala and Sam Bahrami, a mother and son duo, broached the subject at the FBA’s meeting Tuesday night. Their proposal […]

Thousands rally on National Mall for sanity (and/or fear)

Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert drew an estimated 215,000 to the National Mall Saturday for their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, despite an unclear definition beforehand on whether the rally was intended for entertainment or to push a political agenda. The afternoon was filled with star-studded musical performances – from The Roots and […]

University sees ten-person drop in Fulbrights

GW fell 17 places this year in a ranking of Fulbright scholarship-producing institutions, dropping from the No. 8 spot to the No. 25 spot, according to statistics from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Thirteen Fulbright scholarships were awarded to GW students and faculty this year, down from 23 awarded last year. The head of GW’s […]

Corey Jacobson: Register to vote in D.C.

Tomorrow is Election Day, but chances are good that you already voted. I believe this because, like many other politically active GW students, you probably vote absentee in your home state. For a student body that is incredibly engaged on a national political level, there is a striking lack of involvement – or even concern […]

University creates LGBT minor

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences established a minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies last week, after student leaders lobbied the University for over a year to create the discipline. Dan Moshenberg, the director of the Women’s Studies Program which houses the minor, said the curriculum was passed after a multi-disciplinary group […]

Women’s soccer fails to qualify for A-10 tournament

There was a lot on the line for the women’s soccer team this weekend as GW took on its final two opponents of the regular season. With wins in both of their last two games over the weekend, the Colonials could have qualified for the Atlantic 10 Tournament for the first time in more than […]