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.

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 […]

Senior gift will go to scholarship fund

Seniors will direct their class gift to an emergency scholarship fund that gives undergraduate students who suddenly lost the ability to pay their tuition a financial award. Nearly 60 percent of the 700 seniors who voted chose the Ron Howard Emergency Scholarship Fund, which is aimed at aiding student leaders on campus. The fund was […]

Staff Editorial: A good choice for Commencement

When Michelle Obama spoke at Commencement last year after GW successfully participated in her service challenge, she set a high standard for subsequent Commencement speakers. But GW’s choice of New York Mayor and business tycoon Michael Bloomberg is ultimately a good move for the University. Bloomberg’s history will appeal to a large group of Colonials […]

Staff Editorial: In response to the missing Hatchets

Last Thursday, The Hatchet received a series of reports of individuals taking entire stacks of issues of the paper and moving them to either the nearest recycling container or to unknown locations. We find these actions distressing, and want to remind those individuals that taking entire stacks of papers is stealing from both the community […]