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.

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 […]

Bar Belle: Wading through crowds at BlackFinn

BlackFinn Where: 1620 I St. NW ID’d: No Belle Rating: 2 of 5 bells Whenever I show up to a bar with a huge line out the door, I’m already turned off. Most times that means it’s crazy busy inside, and I’ll never manage to wade through the deluge of sweat and hormones to reach […]

Celebrity chef plans K Street burger joint

Food Network chef Bobby Flay signed a lease to bring his newest burger restaurant to 2121 K St., the Washington Business Journal reported last week. The broker representing Flay told the Journal that Flay signed a lease for the 3,800 square for space for Bobby’s Burger Palace. Flay already has five burger sites in the […]

Tom Braslavsky: Alcohol education is the answer

Alcohol is the most harmful drug – worse than heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamines. That is what a UK-based group of scientists published last week in a study in the medical journal The Lancet. The researchers ranked 20 drugs on 16 criteria relating to the drugs’ harmful effects on individuals, and alcohol came out on […]

Political strategists analyze midterm election results

Two top political strategists grappled with the outcome of last Tuesday’s midterm elections, discussing results and making predictions about the incoming Congress in Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. Democratic strategist Mark Penn and Republican strategist Karen Hughes – in their second appearance together at GW in two weeks – analyzed the aftermath of the midterm elections, […]