November 8, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 25

Stories from the November 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

E St. residents protest construction noise

Residents of the 1959 E Street residence hall who are fed up with noise from a nearby construction site met with GW officials Friday evening, demanding a full refund for their housing costs due to what they described as unlivable conditions. University officials told the students that the contractors are in compliance with D.C. laws […]

Sports In Brief

Men’s soccer gets first A-10 win in season finale After opening Atlantic 10 play with eight straight losses, the men’s soccer team earned its first conference win in its final game of the season Sunday with a 3-1 win over Saint Joseph’s. GW has had trouble scoring for much of the season, but the Colonials […]

UPD to amend Rice Hall security after string of laptop thefts

Six laptops were stolen from Rice Hall in October, prompting the University Police Department to reevaluate security issues in the building. Rice Hall is home to the offices of some of GW’s highest-ranking officials, including University President Steven Knapp. In one incident, a staff member reported to UPD that a laptop in the building went […]


Monday China: State Media – Reaching Out Jim Laurie, the director of broadcasting at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, will provide an inside view of the Chinese state media. Elliott School Room 505  7 p.m. Tuesday Washington Improv Theater Join Program Board and Washington Improv Theater for […]

G St. space prepped for construction

On-site preparations for the $6 million below-ground Law Learning Center in the 2000 block of G Street are underway. The developments will pave the way for an additional 20,000 feet of academic space for the GW Law School. John Ralls, the special advisor for community and outreach in the Office of Real Estate, said the […]

GW Hospital raises tens of thousands for Heart Walk

Members of the GW Hospital helped raise more than $50,000 for the Greater Washington Region’s 15th annual American Heart Association Start! Heart Walk held at Nationals Park Saturday. The hospital competed with 30 other D.C. schools and companies to raise funds for research as part of the three mile walk to promote heart disease and […]

Staff Editorial: The dangers of a drink

When a student goes into cardiac arrest as a result of drinking excessively, we are reminded of the dangers of binge drinking. But when a student goes into cardiac arrest as a result of excessively consuming one particular drink, the incident highlights the danger that drink poses. Students who are taken to GW Hospital as […]

City Council considers anti-bullying bill

The D.C. City Council is reviewing a bill that bans bullying in public schools and D.C. agencies. The “Harassment and Intimidation Prevention Act of 2010” was proposed after Tyler Clementi, a student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, jumped to his death last month due to cyber-bulling. If the bill passes, D.C. public and charter […]

Staff Editorial: Supporting GW’s Alternative Breaks

Participants in Alternative Breaks, a campus program that sends students across the world to perform service work during their winter and spring breaks, have rebuilt homes in New Orleans, worked with juvenile delinquents in Miami and helped the homeless in Atlanta. Their work, which exemplifies GW’s tenet of service, is entirely voluntary, but these service […]

GW Medical Center to undergo renovations

Construction will begin next summer on a state-of-the-art facility at the GW Medical Center that will house researchers studying neglected infections and diseases. Using a $15 million National Institutes of Health grant, the largest award ever received by the University, the center’s main hall will undergo renovations to provide the physical space for the Research […]