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.

Evan Schwartz: Colleges should pay athletes

The GW Colonials haven’t sniffed the NCAA Tournament since 2007. Forget fixing Gelman or building residence halls, why don’t we pay our players? College basketball is a huge moneymaker for Division I schools, and a school like GW could more than afford to pay its hoopsters a salary. Yes, student athletes get scholarships that tend […]

E Street drilling pushed to 8 a.m.

University officials and developers of a Courtyard by Marriott Hotel agreed to start construction later in the morning, after the University received a barrage of student complaints about construction noise. Construction began at the end of October, and crews would arrive and begin working at 7 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays. University officials reached an agreement […]

Staff Editorial: Creepy-crawly roommates should not spark fear

Bed bugs have come to GW. Yes, they do spread, especially in highly populated areas like college campuses, but this is no reason to sound the alarms. Before you call a local hotel to check in for an indefinite stay, remember this: Few cases have been reported on campus, and some have already been eradicated. […]

American University adds SmarTrip to bookstore

Students at American University won’t have to dig into their pockets for cash for Metro fare, after administrators and Metro officials reached an agreement allowing AU to sell and replenish SmarTrip cards in their bookstore. The sale of SmarTrip cards in the bookstore gives students the option of reloading cards with their Eagle Bucks – […]

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, […]