January 20, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 35

Stories from the January 20, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Study: District is most literate city in nation

Looks like those 1,000-page Congressional bills have finally paid off. D.C. is the most literate city in the nation, a recent study found. Capturing the No. 1 ranking on the list is a bump up from last year’s survey, when the city held second place, behind Seattle. This year, Seattle and Minneapolis trailed behind D.C., […]

Letter to the Editor

A welcome surge of spirit What don’t you like about GW? Whether it’s a pesky aunt or a wide-eyed prospective student, this is the most common question we are asked about our University. The answer is always the same: J Street sucks and there’s no school spirit. I agree that it would take a culinary […]

LGBT Resource Center left without coordinator

The University-sponsored resource center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students is without a coordinator for the second time in two years, and now members of the community are pushing back against GW for not filling the spot. A statement from the Dean of Students Office said the University is evaluating current staffing positions in […]

QuickTakes

Jonathan Reid Gealt “Thirteen Stories Down” (Sh-K-Boom Records) “Thirteen Stories Down” is the debut album of musical theater composer Jonathan Reid Gealt, a graduate of the Boston Conservatory. The album features some of Broadway’s biggest stars right now such as Kate Baldwin, Natalie Weiss and Tituss Burgess performing Gealt’s music. “Thirteen Stories Down” has an […]

Bookstore reports 7,000 rentals

Nearly 7,000 textbooks have been rented through the GW Bookstore a little more than a week and a half into the spring semester. Bob Blake, director of the GW Bookstore, said students have saved $225,000 in textbook costs by opting to rent rather than purchase their books outright this semester. About 11,000 books were rented […]

Tom Braslavsky: Giving Greek life a chance

It’s been a tense time for Greek life at GW. With the news that three Greek-life chapters are being charged with hazing and alcohol violations, and with the prospect of punishments being announced for some of those chapters, GW’s fraternities and sororities have seen better days. But mistakes by individual organizations should not outweigh the […]

Sexual assaults in Second District rise

The number of sex abuse crimes in the Second District – where GW’s residential campuses are located – increased 78 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to Metropolitan Police data. There were 18 sex abuse cases in the Second District in 2009, and 32 cases in 2010, according to the crime mapping tool on MPD’s […]

GW installs electric car chargers

The University is looking into expanding the number of charging stations for electric cars on campus, however it is unclear how many people are making use of the sole charging station for cars as of now, A charging port was installed in South Hall’s parking garage during the building’s construction, but no data is available […]