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.

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 […]

Calendar

Thursday Insecurity in the Gulf Sponsored by the Project on Middle East Political Science, the talk will focus on al-Qaeda challenges and security issues in Iraq and Iran. Lindner Family Commons  12 p.m. Friday Airmen of Note The United States Air Force Band presents the next evening in its Jazz Heritage Series, a concert […]

Greg Collucci: Why the Buff and Blue needs you

Dear GW Basketball Fans, As the 2010-2011 season quickly approaches, the GW men’s basketball team is preparing with great intensity and effort. The approach to our season, as laid out by Coach Karl Hobbs to both the players and the staff, is one of energy, excitement and enthusiasm. But we need the support of our […]

Transgender athlete is first in Division I basketball

A week ago there was nothing remarkable about Kye Allums, a junior shooting guard on the women’s basketball team. But as of Monday night, Allums became remarkable in a way no other player is: He’s the first openly transgender player to play Division I college basketball. Allums, who identified himself as a lesbian through high […]