January 10, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 32

Stories from the January 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Graduation rate rises to 81 percent

GW’s graduation rate rose 6 percentage points between 2003 and 2008, bringing the rate above 80 percent. In 2008 GW’s graduation rate was 81 percent, up from 75 percent in 2003, according to a report in the Chronicle of Higher Education that analyzed graduation rates among students who complete their degrees within six years. Between […]

Foggy Bottom Metro to close for MLK weekend

The Foggy Bottom Metro station will be closed during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. From 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, to closing time Monday, Jan. 17, the station will be closed while Metro works to replace track switches, escalators and elevators, as well as improve cell phone service. Metro employees will be available […]

GW heads to Ward 8 for MLK service day

Inspired by one man’s life of service, more than 500 GW students, faculty and staff plan to participate in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service next week. Volunteer numbers match those from last year, when 500 participants completed service projects at Roosevelt Senior High School. This year, volunteers will be spread out […]


Monday Student Organization Fair Still looking for your niche at GW? Visit the Student Organization Fair to learn about how to get involved on campus. Marvin Center Third Floor – 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Senior Class Breakfast Celebrate the start of the last semester of college with fellow seniors at a free breakfast provided […]

Donor gives $100,000 to financial aid

Alumni surpassed an anonymous donor’s challenge to give 9,000 donations by the end of the year, securing a gift to a financial aid fund. First seriously promoted in early December, the donor pledged $100,000 to the GW Power & Promise Fund if 9,000 alumni donated to the University by Dec. 31. Patricia Danver, a spokeswoman […]

MPD increases Metro patrols

The Metropolitan Police Department will step up enforcement near the Foggy Bottom Metro this month after an increase in assaults over the past few months. The number of assaults near the Foggy Bottom Metro nearly tripled since October, compared to the same time period in 2009, MPD Captain Melvin Gresham said, prompting the increased security. […]

Spotlight On: West End Cinema

West End Cinema, an art theater located in Washington, D.C.’s West End neighborhood, opened its doors in late October. Owner Josh Levin spoke to The Hatchet on WEC’s success and plans for the future. Hatchet: What was West End Cinema’s primary goal upon opening? Josh Levin: Primarily we exist to show independent, foreign and documentary […]

No arrest made in Thai Place robbery

Thai Place was robbed in the early morning hours Jan. 2, but it is unknown how much the alleged burglars took from the Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant. “The burglars entered without force,” Metropolitan Police Department officer Paul Metcalf said, adding the police report does not state how much cash was stolen. The restaurant was closed at […]

Dean, Liz Cheney to headline debate

Former Democratic National Committee chair and presidential hopeful Howard Dean and prominent conservative activist Liz Cheney will square-off during a wide-ranging discussion of current affairs and politics Feb. 1. After receiving $40,000 from the Student Association in November – the largest single co-sponsorship allocated last year – the College Democrats and College Republicans chose the […]

Logan Dobson: Want to be a PAF? Devote your life to GW

The Presidential Administrative Fellowship is a good gig if you can get it. Students who receive the fellowship attend graduate school for free at GW, in addition to drawing a salary while working in one of our fine University’s myriad departments. Apart from gold-name-badge production, it’s pretty hard to tell what we get from PAF. […]