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.

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 […]

Letter to the Editor

An irresponsible claim against Chris Clark While a canceled meeting and miscommunication is irresponsible and a poor decision, the Jan. 27, staff editorial, “Putting SA Duties First” made an irresponsible claim that Student Association Finance Chair Chris Clark intentionally and maliciously decided to skip a meeting with students. This is untrue and should be corrected. […]

Spring rush numbers increase

More men accepted bids during the Interfraternity Council’s spring rush this year, even as two of the largest fraternities on campus sat out of rush activities. The participating 14 chapters welcomed 111 new members after last week’s rush process, a slight increase from the 100 men who joined last spring. Interfraternity Council President Frank Gervasio […]

Dancing with Colonials

While students planned for yet another Thursday night, six GW dance teams brought the Lisner Auditorium stage to life with six unique dance forms for Class Council’s third annual dance competition, REPRESENT. GW Raas, GW Ballroom, Capital Funk, GW Chamak, Balance and GW Bhangra performed for an ecstatic audience and a panel of judges for […]

Sports In Brief

Terrapins top men’s tennis handily on the road The men’s tennis team fell to Maryland Saturday, losing 6-1 in College Park, Md. The Terrapins dominated the doubles matches, sweeping the Colonials to earn the doubles point. Senior Richard Blumenfeld and Viktor Svensson fought hard against Maryland, but ultimately fell 8-5 as Svensson battled through an […]

UPD nabs alleged Mitchell Hall thieves

University Police Department officers apprehended two subjects after they allegedly attempted to steal thousands of dollars’ worth of property from students’ rooms in Mitchell Hall Thursday night. Both suspects – who are unaffiliated with GW – entered Mitchell at about 6 p.m., following behind students who were entering the building. The suspects then entered unlocked […]