January 31, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 38

Stories from the January 31, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Make hazing details less hazy

You may remember hearing that a friend of a friend knew of a fraternity member who died after drinking too much. Or that your roommate found out that multiple sororities forced their pledges to do cocaine. Or that this one fraternity pledge’s heart stopped for 2 minutes, and he was later revived – only to […]

Student assaulted in Georgetown

A junior was allegedly assaulted Tuesday evening after visiting two bars in Georgetown, according to Metropolitan Police Department documents. The student was assaulted at the 900 block of 23rd Street, according to an MPD report, and sustained a laceration to the back of his head, “abrasions” to both knees and a “knot” on his forehead. […]

Staff Editorial: Correcting ‘Putting SA duties first’

Last Thursday, the editorial board of The Hatchet made a mistake when publishing, “Putting SA duties first,” (Jan. 27, 2011, pg. 4). For that mistake, we are sorry. We maintain our original and intended opinion. Chris Clark is a serious contender for Student Association president; he should have thought about the student organization leaders that […]

Witnessing a revolution

Surrounded by a mass of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, first-year graduate student Cory Ellis gripped his camera as water cannons doused thousands of Egyptians on the first day of political protests last Tuesday. Ellis was looking to document the revolution unfolding in Egypt, but his role as a bystander was transformed when police threw […]

GW tops Billikens to snap skid

Offense has been a problem for the men’s basketball team this season, especially in the second half. The Colonials came into Saturday afternoon’s game against Saint Louis riding a four-game losing streak during which the team hadn’t once outscored its opponent in the second half. But things changed for the Colonials in Saturday’s game against […]

University finalizing 4-RIDE automation

Obtaining a 4-RIDE may become easier in the coming months, as the University works to finalize a contract to automate the shuttle service. The automated service will allow students to request rides online or through a PDA – in addition to calling in. Those who request a ride will also receive text message notifications with […]

Logan Dobson : Crimes and weak punishments

I was a bit surprised by the decision Student Judicial Services reached at the conclusion of its investigation into the Greek-life community’s numerous allegations of hazing. Surprised, I think, and a little bit confused. To be fair, this could all be my fault. You see, my personal belief was that when GW said it has […]

Honors program to admit sophomores

The University Honors Program will begin accepting rising sophomores next fall, a reversal of a two-year policy that barred everyone but incoming freshmen from entering the selective program. Admitted sophomores will be enrolled in an extensive catch-up course, but administrators said the new students – who have until Feb. 25 to apply – will be […]

Annu Subramanian : Choose the candid SA candidate

Sometimes it seems as though there is a gap between the needs of the student body and the actions of the University administration. From the major on-campus issues we think require principal priority (see: Gelman Library) to the less substantial but still gripe-worthy inconveniences (see: GWireless timeouts), the importance of having a student-to-administration messenger is […]

Plea deal imminent in child porn case

Part-time Italian-language professor Diego Fasolini is set to appear in federal court Tuesday, allowing his counsel to update the court on the progress of the professor’s plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Fasolini, 42, his lawyer, Shawn Moore, and the U.S. Attorney prosecuting the case, David Kent, have been attempting to settle the case […]