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.


Thursday Raaja Yoga Club meeting Relax after the first month back at school with yoga and free vegetarian food. GW Hillel – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Kalb Report Listen to the New York Times’ executive editor and Washington bureau chief detail the activities of a newsroom with legendary journalist Marvin Kalb. The National Press […]

Univ. remembers deceased law student

The GW community gathered to celebrate the life of Eric Fatla – a first-year law student who passed away late December – Friday evening in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Fatla, 26, died after falling down a two-story flight of stairs Christmas Eve while in Chicago visiting his family during winter break. His father, Ed Fatla, […]

Medical school sees app increase

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences received more than 14,500 applications this year, continuing a decade-long increase in students seeking admission to the school. The number of first-round applications submitted to the school rose by almost 500 applications to 14,649, while secondary applications rose to 10,616. The school received 10,589 secondary applications last year. […]

Student Advisory Neighborhood Commissions members fight for student, campus rights

With ongoing battles at Georgetown and American universities over campus expansion, two undergraduate students are in the mix as elected officials, trying to make a better name for students in often-strained university and community relations. Georgetown University sophomore Jake Sticka and American University freshman Deon Jones were elected last fall to serve on their respective […]

Patriots defeat Colonials on Senior Day

Billed as a swimming contest between George Washington and George Mason, Senior Day Sunday at the Charles E. Smith Center became more of a celebration than an intense competition. Before the meet began, the four seniors from the men’s and women’s teams were honored by their teammates, who lined up in pairs and, facing one […]

Napolitano announces alert system at GW

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano?formally announced the color-coded national security alert system currently utilized by the country will be replaced with a new, two-tiered alert system. Outlined in the first-ever “State of America’s Homeland Security” address,?Napolitano said the new system will alert those potentially affected by a threat, and label that threat as […]

Sodexo launches ‘Meatless Monday’

The company tasked with running J Street and Pelham Commons unveiled plans for a “Meatless Monday” – an initiative to have a vegetarian-based entrée on the dining halls’ menus each week. Sodexo hopes to have the program running in each of the 650 college campuses it caters by the fall, according to its website, and […]

Four School of Media Public Affairs professors to go on sabbatical next year

Correction appended Four full-time professors in the School of Media and Public Affairs will begin a sabbatical next year. The long-serving professors – Kim Gross, Kerric Harvey, Albert May and Patricia Phalen – will be leaving in either the upcoming fall or spring semesters for sabbatical. GW will also see one professor retire in December […]

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. […]