November 18, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 28

Stories from the November 18, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: GW should adopt AU’s Metro perks

One of the most well-known aspects of going to GW is how accessible different parts of D.C. are. The Metro plays a significant role in how students navigate the city. But while GW students are able to use the system to visit Dupont Circle or Union Station, American University students now have the added convenience […]

Knapp creates service fellowship

University President Steven Knapp endowed a $10,000 fund to provide support to students hoping to perform large-scale community service during or after their GW education. The Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning will be given to undergraduate or graduate students who have shown a determination to bring about change in needy areas of the world, Knapp […]

Andrew Clark: Three cheers for austerity

Seeing the Republican Party seriously considering a ban on earmarks in Congress has given me hope that America may finally be ready to attack our fiscal crisis. Don’t get me wrong, I realize that killing earmarks is no panacea to our deficit woes – they account for less than 1 percent of the federal budget. […]

University sees growth in Early Decision I applications

The University saw an 18.5 percent increase in Early Decision I applicants this year, the second year in a row GW has seen double-digit early decision applicant growth. A record 1,725 high school seniors submitted ED I applications, up from 1,455 last year, Associate Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Kathryn Napper said. “I […]

Letter to the Editor

Get ‘Get Gelman Going’ Going This past Monday’s edition of The Hatchet contained an op-ed piece called “Highlighting the reasons to fix Gelman,November 15″ The piece was written by Ryan Last, a co-founder of “Get Gelman Going,” a movement to push forth renovations in the Melvin and Estelle Gelman Library. But in my two and […]

Area stores see Four Loko sales spike

Two Foggy Bottom-area liquor stores have seen an increase in Four Loko sales, after the Food and Drug Administration banned alcoholic energy drinks Wednesday. Kris Hart, co-owner of the Foggy Bottom Grocery, said sales of Four Loko increased Wednesday, after the FDA’s decision and following the drink’s distributor’s announcement that it was removing the caffeine, […]

Students warned of drilling noise

The University sent out a pre-emptive e-mail to students living in three residence halls warning them of impending drilling on the H Street parking garage, after fielding student complaints over construction noises on E Street this month. Construction crews started drilling three test pits Nov. 15 to prepare for the Science and Engineering Complex to […]

Kalb talks presidents, press relationship

The president and the press have a volatile but necessary relationship, a panel of historians and journalists said Monday night. Historian Douglas Brinkley said since the Theodore Roosevelt administration, presidents have surrounded themselves with the media. “[The press and presidents] have a love/hate relationship. All presidents cultivate a relationship with reporters, but there is risk […]

Pro-life group seeks different perspective

Jimmy LaSilvia, executive director of the conservative gay organization GOProud, spoke Tuesday night about an issue he admitted he will never have to deal with: abortion. The event was cosponsored by three groups, including the pro-life Colonials for Life , the College Republicans and Allied in Pride, a lesbian gay bisexual and transgender advocacy group. […]