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.

D.C. grads incur most debt in U.S.

College students in D.C. carry a higher level of debt upon graduation than any other students in the country. Students in the District graduate with an average of $30,033 in debt, more than double the debt load students in Utah – the state with the least amount of student debt – leave school with, the […]


Monday The Politico-GW Battleground Poll Election Eve Preview Experts will discuss the results of the latest Battleground Poll and predict midterm election results. Jack Morton Auditorium  6 p.m. Tuesday Election Night Watch Parties Join Program Board, the College Democrats and the College Republicans for free food and games while watching the midterm election results. […]

Bloomberg to keynote Commencement

New York City Mayor and well-known philanthropist Michael Bloomberg will serve as the keynote speaker for the University-wide Commencement in May, where he will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service, University President Steven Knapp announced Friday. Knapp made the announcement on Bloomberg’s turf in Manhattan, N.Y., at the second annual GW Global Forum, which […]

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 […]