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.

Paris Bienert: The broken Vern Express

At 2:30 a.m. on a Friday night, a mildly intoxicated Vern resident was waiting by herself at the Vern Express stop on Foggy Bottom. When the bus finally arrived, the girl quietly embarked and went to take her seat. But rather than driving her to the Vern, the bus driver insisted the girl get off […]

Bob Dylan plays Smith Center

He shuffled onto the Smith Center stage Saturday as if he’d been born there. The aging face of one of the greatest musicians of all time grinned with the vitality of a child eager to perform. Bob Dylan had arrived. At 69 years old, Dylan has been traveling continuously since he first began the Never […]


Monday Scoops and Scandals: Two Centuries of Presidents and the Press In this installment of the Kalb Report, a panel of experts will examine the history of the relationship between the press and presidents. National Press Club  8 p.m. Tuesday Leading through Civilian Power Anne-Marie Slaughter, director of policy planning at the U.S. State […]

GW seeks donors for Gelman renovations

Correction appended The University is in talks with several philanthropists to secure a large-scale donation for renovations of the first floor of Gelman Library. Jennifer Broome, the new director of development for the library, addressed the widespread student belief that the University does not support the aging building during Tuesday night’s Student Association meeting, saying […]

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 […]