January 24, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 36

Stories from the January 24, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Monday The Ace Magazine Release Event The magazine published by students in the Multicultural Students Services Center will host an event to pass out it’s latest issue. Fishbowl – 7 to 9:00 p.m. Praying for A’s: Spirituality and YOUR College Experience REAL Conversations is hosting a forum for students to discuss prayer and its influence […]

District named eighth gayest city

D.C. may have recently legalized same-sex marriage, but the District was not named the gayest city in the country on a recent list by the Advocate, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender magazine. The District was named the No. 8 gayest in the country, behind Minneapolis, Minn., which was named the gayest city in […]

Remembering the quake

Karl Delatour was sure the world was ending as he felt his house shake violently. As the tremors flung water over his 4-story house, he braced himself in a door frame as his country fell apart. Delatour’s mother, Haitian first lady Elisabeth Preval, and stepfather, President Rene Preval, were at the president’s residence when the […]

After disqualification, Colonials make run but fall short

The Saturday afternoon air measured a brisk 23 degrees, but inside Albert G. McCarthy, Jr. Pool at Georgetown University, temperatures soared and tensions flared. GW’s men and women swim teams battled Georgetown Saturday in a backyard brawl, but ultimately came up short. Coach Dan Rhinehart cited a rash of key injuries, sickness and fatigue as […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up – Thumbs Down

D.C. likes to read The District of Columbia is the most well-read city in the country. Considering our already immense workloads and reading assignments, we do not find this surprising. Everyone at the University loves D.C. and its opportunities, but this most recent study is further testament to the impressive environment that GW students have […]

Foggy Bottom Metro renovations to begin this week

Long-awaited renovations to the Foggy Bottom Metro station, including the installation of three new escalators, a staircase and a canopy to cover the station’s entrance, are slated to begin this week. The upgrades will begin Jan. 24, and will take place gradually over the next year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced last week. […]

Finding time to perform

They could have been studying civil procedure and professional responsibility, but GW Law School students Andrew Satten and Kirk Anderson traded a night in the Jacob Burns Law Library for the stage of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hotel Thursday. With its first album launching in late February, RiverBreaks, which was formed a year ago, has […]

Letter to the Editor

Crime, punishment and Greek Life Tom Braslavsky is a friend of mine, but his column ‘Giving Greek life a chance’ (Jan. 20, pg. 4), is completely off base. These hazing infractions most likely have always existed to some extent (in some organizations, but not all), and this latest spat of embarrassing Greek-life behavior is not […]

Lyndsey Wajert: We aren’t as dumb as this study is

Whenever someone releases a study criticizing the education system in America, it seems as though the media, politicians and parents all tend to overreact. Are college students lazier? Should the government step in and reform the system? Is my child partying too much instead of studying? While these questions may be legitimate, the most recent […]

Bookstore nabs alleged burglars

A GW Bookstore employee and an accomplice were arrested by the University Police Department Wednesday evening, after they were caught attempting to steal 75 books worth about $5,000. Bookstore staff alerted UPD to suspicions that a temporary employee was stealing textbooks, prompting officers to stake out the area and catch the subjects, UPD Chief Kevin […]