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.

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 […]

Making magic on the side

On weekends, Lorenzo the Great casts mysterious incantations, flabbergasting his fascinated audience at peewee birthday bonanzas. On Tuesday mornings, Professor Laurence Lipman utilizes slightly more conventional methods to captivate his students in the School of Media and Public Affairs. Lorenzo and Lipman, despite their disparate professions, share a magical bond: They’re the same person. Lipman’s […]

Kromah sidelined with left foot injury

Sophomore men’s basketball guard Lasan Kromah will be sidelined indefinitely, a spokesperson said Friday. Kromah, the team’s returning top scorer from last season, has a sprained left foot that will likely require surgery, Associate Sports Information Director Brad Bower said. Kromah injured his left foot Oct. 30 and did not play in GW’s 82-64 win […]

McFadden’s makes top 25 list of college bars

GW’s favorite spot for cheap drinks, Lucky Charms and the occasional “Jersey Shore” cast member got a little more “love” this month. placed McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon in D.C. on its “25 More College Bars We Love” list because of the bar’s propensity for its patrons to “walk in sober and leave wasted. on […]

Former student gets probation

A former GW student was sentenced to six months’ probation and 40 hours of community service Tuesday, after he pled guilty last month to assaulting two University Police officers. Nicholas Van Vliet accepted a plea deal Oct. 26 when he pled guilty to two charges of assault on a police officer. If Van Vliet completes […]

Ryan Last: Highlighting the reasons to fix Gelman

Gelman Library is the only building on campus in dire need of repair that is being completely ignored by the University. And its despair shocks me every time I pass through the turnstiles. Gelman is not a top priority for the University, but renovating the Mount Vernon Campus’ academic space, adding a multi-million dollar Science […]

Froggy Bottom Pub looks to extend weekend hours

The popular Froggy Bottom Pub is lobbying community members to extend the pub’s weekend hours until 3 a.m. The restaurant portion of the pub is open until 11 p.m. nightly and the bar closes at 2 a.m., but with later hours, the pub could continue service and carryout on the main floor. At the Foggy […]