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.

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. […]

Sex Column: A hormone’s double standard

This is hard for me to say, but there is no sugarcoating it; so I guess I will just come right out and say it – I’m a guy. I’m a member of that gender of douche bags, jerks, pricks, meatheads, SOB’s, bastards – feel free to throw your own word in here. Now, don’t […]

Counseling center changes policy

Editor’s note The Hatchet incorrectly said there has been a policy change at the University Counseling Center regarding initial consultations. There has been no recent policy change. If a student is seeking help for the first time at the UCC, they are typically assigned to a professional for a telephone assessment. For urgent matters, students […]

Staff Editorial: Late grades aren’t just an inconvenience

Though today marks the official start of the spring semester, a handful of students are starting their new courses without knowing their grades for the fall. As of Wednesday, a day after the deadline for professors to turn in grades, over 450 classes were not submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Professors had a […]