January 18, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 34

Stories from the January 18, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dodd attends law conference

Former Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., offered insight into the development of his signature financial reform bill Friday at the Jack Morton Auditorium, saying his job was not to punish bad investors but to create a totally new financial structure. Dodd described the two-year process of trying to fix a broken system that he said enabled […]

Color heals wounds and restores hope

Whimsical doll vignettes and vibrant folk paintings weave a tapestry that tells the story of two lives in which color and brightness bring hope to tragedy in the latest Luther W. Brady Art Gallery exhibit. “Works by Magda Watts and Malcah Zeldis” is on display in the Media and Public Affairs building until Feb. 25 […]

Doug Cohen: Creating a new campus hub

For a school that is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., this University has done an excellent job at containing what could otherwise be a sprawling campus. Despite its best efforts, however, the school is still missing a nucleus where students can gather – other than the library or J Street. For this reason, […]

Volunteers bring MLK’s words to life

Armed with paintbrushes and cleaning supplies, students took to the halls of five low-income schools Monday to serve in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The more than 500 volunteers were dispersed throughout schools in one of D.C.’s poorest areas, Ward 8, some alongside well-known officials from both the Obama administration and the District. […]

Letter to the Editor

UCC doors remain wide open I thought it was important to reply to The Hatchet’s Jan. 11 article entitled “Counseling Center changes policy.” The article implies that there is a new policy in place at the University Counseling Center, and that the only way to be seen for initial assessment is via the phone. But […]

Plaintiff files appeal in rape case

A former Howard University student is appealing a court decision that protects the District from a negligence lawsuit, stemming from a 2007 case where the student allegedly attempted to get a rape kit at several D.C. hospitals – including GW Hospital – but was prevented by the Metropolitan Police Department. The plaintiff originally filed the […]

Slice of Life: Refusing to resolve

If there’s one thing that’s never novel about the new year, it’s resolutions – those pesky “self-help” promises that poison the minds of those celebrating such a joyous holiday. These senseless hopes and dreams seem to appear for about 10 days each January before dying off until the next year rolls around. When I returned […]

Special Olympians take to the court

A group of student athletes paired up with more than 100 Special Olympians from the D.C. area Saturday at the Smith Center, seeking to make a difference in the lives of special needs students in the community. The first-ever Special Olympics Day was organized by the Student Athlete Advisory Council – a group of student […]

Making Shakespeare salacious

As the cast of this weekend’s production of “The Comedy of Errors” poured months into perfecting the complex language of a William Shakespeare play, one note from its student-director stood out. “Push the sex,” junior Christi Liongson urged the actors. When the 14th Grade Players present the Shakespearean slapstick Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in […]