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.

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 […]

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 […]