January 13, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 33

Stories from the January 13, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alternative Breaks participants aid communities abroad

More than 140 students trekked through the Western Hemisphere this month to rebuild infrastructure and work with disenfranchised youth as part of the Alternative Breaks program. The 27 students who traveled to Puerto Rico planted an acre of organic farming. They spent the bulk of their time working on the farm, learning how to plant […]

Calendar

Thursday America’s Next Chapter PBS’ Tavis Smiley will be taping his show at GW, featuring guests including a former presidential speechwriter, Arianna Huffington and a Washington Post journalist. Lisner Auditorium – 4:30 p.m. Tim Pawlenty Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will give a short speech, followed by a meet-and-greet session at an event sponsored by […]

Federal hiring program amended

Nabbing federal jobs and internships may be easier for students starting this March, after the Obama administration announced a slew of changes to the civil service hiring process. President Barack Obama issued an executive order last month to replace the Federal Career Intern Program with an improved recruiting program, designed to give students and recent […]

QuickTakes

Girl Talk “All Day” (Illegal Art) The sheer volume of Girl Talk’s “All Day” downloads slowed the artist’s website almost to a standstill, but all that hype feels anticlimactic after hearing the album. Sure, Gregg Gillis, the artist behind Girl Talk, delivered a great album of mashups, but it’s nothing special. “All Day” sounds like […]

DADT repeal a victory for junior

With the ceremonial repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” Todd Belok has finally seen the change he’s been waiting for. By a vote of 65 to 31, the Senate voted Dec. 18 to end the program that has prevented thousands of Americans from serving in the military. The Clinton-era policy’s total repeal now hangs on […]

Two more allege discrimination

One former and another current GW employee have joined a lawsuit filed against the University and a top official, claiming they faced racial discrimination on the job. Former University employee Audrey L. Johnson’s original lawsuit filed last March was amended last semester to include two more women, Mary K.L. Wallace and Tiffani A. Worthy. Worthy […]

Staff Editorial: Devote more than one day to service

Although most GW students are looking forward to a long weekend, many Colonials are also looking forward to Monday’s day of service, which honors Martin Luther King Jr. This national day of service serves as a reminder that the first official weekend back is not simply a time to catch up with friends or get […]

GW reveals degree recipients

A civil rights leader and an education pioneer will join New York City Mayor and keynote Commencement speaker Michael Bloomberg on the National Mall this May, to receive honorary degrees from the University. The specific degrees William Coleman and Peggy Cooper Cafritz will receive have not been determined, a University spokeswoman said Wednesday. The University […]