November 4, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 24

Stories from the November 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

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This caption was updated on Nov. 4, 2010 to reflect the following: The Hatchet incorrectly identified the two girls singing in the above photo. The singers are Vidya Iyer, right, and Vandana Parvathi.

University to green Lafayette Hall

When construction on Lafayette Hall is completed this summer, the University hopes it will be GW’s third LEED-certified residence hall. South Hall and West Hall were the first two GW buildings recognized by the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, which officially certifies buildings as environmentally friendly. Built in […]

Itemized tracking returns to GWorld

Students who make GWorld purchases are now able to view itemized card histories online, after University administrators changed its technology following a string of fraudulent GWorld purchases last month. Six students reported $1,250 total in fraudulent GWorld charges on their cards in October, but were not able to see where the charges had been made […]

Former White House official speaks about security risks

Days after explosives were found on cargo planes bound for the United States from Yemen, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge emphasized the importance of open communication and sharing information among allies at the University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute on Monday. Following a tip from intelligence officials in Saudi Arabia, two devices made from […]

Gray coasts to victory in mayoral election

GW alumnus Vincent Gray celebrated an expected victory in the District’s mayoral race Tuesday night, facing virtually no viable opponents after he beat incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the September primary. The Associated Press called the race in Gray’s favor at around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night with just 37 percent of precincts reporting. The D.C. […]

Section of streetcar system projected to open in spring

Correction appended The first stretch of a new streetcar system connecting Union Station with the northeastern H Street corridor will hopefully open this spring, the District Department of Transportation said last month. After more than a decade of planning, the $1.5 billion three-part, 37-mile system is intended to alleviate the congestion on D.C.’s current public […]

Endowment sees growth in poor economy

The University’s endowment saw a $41 million growth in the last three months, ending at $1.18 billion as of Sept. 30. Though the endowment has seen improvement since its 18 percent drop between 2008 and 2009, it still has not returned to its pre-economic downturn level of $1.26 billion. University administrators said the endowment is […]

Staff Editorial: A promising trend on campus

GW students are known for accepting their LGBT peers, and two separate occurrences recently solidified the University’s increasing support of the LBGT community. When the University added an LGBT minor to its curriculum, the institution itself demonstrated that it was willing to listen to students and recognize this field of study. When Kye Allums, a […]

Professor denied bond in child porn case

Diego Fasolini – the part-time Italian-language professor arrested Oct. 28 for possession of child pornography – has been held without bond since his arrest, after police found more than 100,000 images of young children on his personal external hard drive, court documents reveal. Fasolini appeared in federal court Oct. 29, where a judge ordered him […]

Staff Editorial: Getting students to basketball games

Basketball season is just around the corner, and that means that for the next few months the campus experience will include hyper-promoted invitations to men’s and women’s basketball games. And while it’s also been easy to make disregarding those requests an unnoticed habit, this is a habit that needs to change. Basketball season is an […]