November 11, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 26

Stories from the November 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

School of Media and Public Affairs professors study abroad

From the war-torn streets of Afghanistan to the flourishing culture of Brazil, studying abroad is not just for students. Silvio Waisbord, director of graduate studies at the School of Media and Public Affairs, was invited to spend a week in Brazil by the country’s National Association of Newspapers to speak to students and journalists across […]

Department of Health and Human Services announces tobacco initiative

Federal regulators will require larger warning labels and graphics for cigarette packaging and advertisements by 2012, HHS officials announced Wednesday at the Jack Morton Auditorium. HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius and other government officials introduced the initiative as part of the department’s new comprehensive tobacco control strategy. The label will cover about half the surface area […]

GW Hospital updates records system

The GW Hospital has been working to update the Medical Center’s electronic record system and protection of patient health information over the past year, a move that could potentially land the hospital millions in stimulus funds as soon as 2011. The Medical Center hired a technology consulting firm in the spring to address additional privacy […]

Senator seeks to increase access to the pill

Women may be able to obtain their birth control for free, if the government determines that birth control counts as preventative care for women. Under an amendment to the health care reform bill authored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., women will be provided free access to preventative care – which could include prescription birth control […]

University implements Climate Action Plan initiatives

The University is taking one of its first tangible steps to be a carbon-neutral institution by installing solar thermal panels on three residence halls before the end of the academic year. The University has set a goal to make GW a carbon-neutral institution by 2040 through the highly anticipated Climate Action Plan released last spring, […]

Class Gift lauds donors with ‘honor roll’

The Senior Class Gift Committee made its list of student donors public for the first time, a change that mirrors a nationwide trend of universities seeking alternative ways to increase pre-graduation donations. This year’s committee hopes putting a name on each gift received will encourage more than half of this year’s class to make monetary […]

GW partners with Phillips Collection

A new partnership between the University and the Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, will offer students opportunities to enroll in courses at the gallery. During the three-year partnership, one GW Department of Fine Arts and Art History course will be taught at the Phillips Collection each year. “The sentiment about local museums […]

Five Greek chapters under investigation

An unprecedented five Greek-letter organizations are under investigation by the University, but officials are releasing few details about the nature of the allegations against the chapters. Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Delta Gamma, and Kappa Kappa Gamma are all under investigation for allegations of hazing, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Judicial […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 11/03/10 – 10 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall – Case closed A student reported that she and her roommate were having a verbal altercation when her roommate pushed her. Referred to Student Judicial Services Drug Law Violation 11/03/10 – 10:03 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall – Case closed The University Police Department responded to a […]


Ra Ra Riot “The Orchard” (Barsuk Records) “The Orchard” follows up Ra Ra Riot’s debut album “The Rhumb Line,” which garnered a lot of praise and attention in the indie pop scene. The new album experiments with an upbeat and catchy sound in “Boy,” an ’80s feel in “Too Dramatic,” and a bit of a […]