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.

Metro looks to replace SmarTrip

Metro is searching for vendors to develop a new, chip-enabled fare system, but a University spokeswoman said there is no prospect for a GWorld-compatible card. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority revealed plans to create the “next generation of electronic fare payments” in a news release just before January, incorporating chip-enabled debit and credit cards […]

Calendar

Tuesday Resume and cover letter writing Get a head start on your job hunt by learning to craft a professional resume and cover letter that catches potential employers’ eyes. Lunch is provided. RSVP through GWork. Career Center – 12:30 to 2 p.m. Network Roulette Students seeking a job can attend an online networking session, hosted […]

Sports in Brief

Wilson named A-10 Rookie Performer of the Week GW freshman Niccolo Wilson was named the Men’s A-10 Rookie Performer of the Week for the Atlantic 10 Conference for the second time this season. Wilson competed in six events for the Colonials at the URI Invitational, tying for second in the 100-yard freestyle and swimming the […]

Tim Pawlenty: If I run, it will be for the presidency

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty added credence to rumors that he will make a bid for the White House in 2012, while attempting to craft a presidential image discussing GOP hot topics like American exceptionalism. Pawlenty – who was on Sen. John McCain’s shortlist for running mate before he tapped former Gov. Sarah Palin in […]

Panelists ponder political future

Prominent figures in today’s media, business and politics convened in Lisner Auditorium Thursday night to discuss the future of American politics for a live broadcast of PBS’ “The Tavis Smiley Show.” The three-hour program focused on the changing face of American politics, and the panelists agreed the deeply divided political environment is causing a great […]

D.C. to enforce recycling laws

District officials will start enforcing new recycling laws, which require all D.C. residents, apartment buildings and companies to recycle their trash, or else face hefty fines. The Department of Public Works now requires all D.C. businesses – including universities like GW – to recycle all plastic and cardboard products. DPW Recycling Program Officer William Easley […]

Access to medical marijuana delayed

Editor’s note D.C. residents seeking medical marijuana are unable to obtain a prescription in the city, despite the legalization of the drug last summer. The Mayor’s office is responsible for establishing the regulations needed to ensure the legal distribution of the controversial drug, but difficulties in regulating the drug have caused delays in dispensaries being […]

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 […]