December 2, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 30

Stories from the December 2, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Jenny and Johnny “I’m Having Fun Now” (Warner Bros.) Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley has formed Jenny and Johnny, a side project with her singer-songwriter boyfriend Johnathan Rice. Lewis adds soft and charming vocals to each track, while Rice brings an edgier and moodier style. The instrumentals are reminiscent of California beach pop. “Big Wave” […]

University sees $3 million growth in grant funding

The University received a record amount of grant money last fiscal year, despite the wavering economy and a decline in the amount of grant money available. GW received more than $172 million in grants and contract revenues in the 2010 fiscal year, which ran from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. The total is […]

Crime Log

Threats 11/17/10 – Multiple times Location: Madison Hall Case closed A student reported to the University Police Department that her roommate threatened to punch her if she did not leave the room. Referred to Student Judicial Services Liquor Law Violation 11/20/10 – 1:36 a.m. Location: JBKO Hall Case closed UPD responded to a report of […]

Carter: U.S., Obama will likely lose the war in Afghanistan

America is likely to lose the war in Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter said during a discussion at the Lincoln Theatre on U Street Monday night. Carter was in the District to discuss his new book “White House Diary,” a compilation of the former commander in chief’s diary entries from his four years in the White […]

Staff Editorial: Making SA efforts and progress more visible

Student Association President Jason Lifton told The Hatchet he considers updating the SA’s Marvin Center office one of his biggest accomplishments this year. Given the SA executive board’s lack of visible progress on major student issues this semester, it’s not surprising that Lifton points to such a minor change as a notable accomplishment for his […]

Annu Subramanian: Giving back after graduation

My favorite restaurant in the District is Old Ebbitt Grill. With great food, kind waiters and an Americana décor that could give the Kennedy estate an inferiority complex, I can’t help but tip a little bit extra to waiters there, and I never fail to suggest it to out-of-town visitors. I have praised it in […]

Search launched for research center director

The University plans to launch a search this month to find a director for a new computational biology research center, one of the first of 10 research initiatives the University announced last year. The computational biology center is the first research initiative to start its implementation process, which includes space allocation on the Virginia Campus […]

Doug Cohen: Hopes for the next law school dean

Frederick M. Lawrence, the dean of the law school, has left to become President of Brandeis University. This is a great loss for our University, as Lawrence’s tenure firmly established GW’s Law School as one of the top programs in the country. Over the last five years, GW Law School has had some of the […]

Law professor fights TSA body scanners

Correction appended Senior Heather Hachenburg stepped onto a yellow footprint and lifted her arms above her head. After being circled by a full-body scanning machine for one minute, she was permitted to board her flight to the District. Hachenburg was one of thousands of travelers this past week who underwent the Transportation Security Administration’s new […]