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.

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 […]

New Greek life director to focus on alcohol, hazing education

Christina Witkowicki began her job as the head of Greek life amid a hailstorm of allegations against five Greek-life chapters that have so far resulted in hazing charges against at least three. As a result, the 30-year-old said she is trying to build relationships with the University’s fraternities and sororities as GW’s Greek community wades […]

Pell Grant Program may face funding cut

Funding for the Federal Pell Grant Program is facing a potential $5.7 billion funding cut, a move that experts say may force millions of students to turn to private lenders to fund their undergraduate educations. The cuts are due to an unexpected budget shortfall in the program, after more students applied for Pell Grant funding […]

District cuts funds to Medical Center

Editor’s note The headline for this article was changed on Jan. 18, 2010. The original headline said the program was connected with the GW Hospital, which is untrue. Funding for a contract between the GW Medical Center and the city was cut for this fiscal year, as former Mayor Adrian Fenty sought to close D.C.’s […]

Hatchet Recipes: Ravioli with a sage brown butter sauce

Ingredients: Olive oil Fresh sage Frozen peas Cinnamon Fresh button mushrooms, sliced Store-bought ravioli (pumpkin or butternut squash is best)* ? stick of butter Grated Parmesan cheese *There is no shame in using store-bought ingredients, as long as you elevate them to something exceptional. By releasing aromatic oils in the sage, sautéing the vegetables with […]