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.

$5-$10-$20: Events that won’t break the bank

$5: Forbidden’s “A Chorus Line” opens at West Hall Theater Thursday $10: Fall DanceWorks opens Thursday at Betts Marvin Theatre $20: Discount on “Hair” at the Kennedy Center through Friday

Former grad student sues GW for fraud

A former graduate student is suing the University for fraud and requesting nearly $2 million in damages, after she was notified by University officials that she was ineligible to graduate. Ling Yuan Hu filed a complaint against GW Oct. 25, alleging the University discriminates against students who speak English as a second language, according to […]

J Street sees unexpected rain

J Street was transformed last Thursday when 70 students opened umbrellas and ordered lunch. Confusion mounted among the unsuspecting diners: Was this a protest? A psychology project? An effort to defy seven years of bad luck? “We feel a little out of the loop. Nobody quite knows what to think,” freshman Kate Smith said. The […]

Crime Log

Theft 11/10/10 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Gelman Library Case closed A student reported to the University Police Department that she left her laptop unattended and when she returned it was missing. No suspects or witnesses Attempted Robbery 11/11/10 – 11:05 p.m. Location: Public property on campus Case closed A student reported to UPD that two […]

QuickTakes

Christina Perri “The Ocean Way Sessions” (Atlantic Records) This debut EP from Perri features a fresh, light sound with songs about romance and independence. The catchy lyrics of the well-known single “Jar of Hearts” have endeared it to many new fans of Perri, and the other songs on the EP don’t disappoint. “Daydream” is a […]

Temperature changes trigger water main issues

Fluctuating temperatures in the District have been the likely cause of problems surrounding water mains across the city recently, causing breaks to occur due to pipes freezing and thawing underground. A 12-inch water main broke across from GW Hospital Nov. 2, flooding Washington Circle around 5 a.m. and causing part of Pennsylvania Avenue to close […]

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 – […]