November 15, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 27

Stories from the November 15, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Columbian freshmen can opt into new General Curriculum Requirements

Freshmen in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences have the opportunity to opt into the school’s new 24-credit general curriculum requirement program, but will not be allowed to transfer more than three classes. Last April, CCAS voted to reduce the number of core curriculum requirements by nearly half, from 42 credit hours to 24 […]

Bank of America markets to alumni

Bank of America made a $17,000 deal with the GW Alumni Association, in hopes of increasing its customer base. The payments represent a nationwide trend of credit card companies paying colleges and universities to promote their services, according to the report by the Federal Reserve. Bank of America makes a contribution to the Alumni Association […]

Humanizing the homeless

When you pass by homeless people around campus, how do you react? Do you drop a coin in their jingling cans? Do you hug your backpack a little closer? Do you offer a sympathetic smile? While the University Police Department encourages students to exercise caution around the homeless, many students remain unsure about how to […]

Thousands rally for Israeli soldier

A group of GW students joined more than 1,000 supporters to demand the release of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who has been held captive by Hamas since his capture in 2006, Thursday evening on the National Mall. The University of Maryland chapter of the Zionist Organization of America organized the 1,600 for 1,600 Humanitarian […]

Court, professor look to settle child porn case without trial

Diego Fasolini – the part-time Italian-language professor arrested last month for possession of child pornography – was released from jail Friday, after his attorney and the prosecution vowed to resolve the case out of the courtroom. Fasolini, 42, will be electronically monitored until his next court date Dec. 10, and is prohibited from using computers […]

University of Maryland creates iPhone app to report crime

A new smartphone application created at the University of Maryland looks to turn a student’s smartphone into a crime-fighting and emergency response device. The application – called “Video 911” – allows student witnesses or victims of crimes and other public safety emergencies to broadcast both their location and live audio and video footage directly to […]

Radical group met by student protests

It was 300 against four in Washington Circle Thursday morning, as a slew of students gathered to rally against members of the radical Westboro Baptist Church who were on campus to protest the University. The Kansas-based group known for promoting an anti-gay message and picketing soldiers’ funerals was in Foggy Bottom to protest America’s youth […]

Staff Editorial: Happy turkey, sad turkey

Correction appended What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Here’s The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of what we’re thankful and not so thankful for. A new reason to drink on a Tuesday Frequent GW hangout McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon in D.C was featured on’s “25 More College Bars We Love” list. We like to see […]

Wesley Thomas: A view from the street

Every day, Wesley Thomas wakes up at 4 a.m., grabs his belongings and makes his way through the rush-hour throng around the Foggy Bottom Metro to his final destination: a sidewalk on the corner of 22 and I streets. Thomas, 48, is homeless. He has lived on the streets of D.C. since 1988 and has […]