February 14, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 42

Stories from the February 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former student poses greatest terror threat to U.S.

A former GW student poses the greatest terror threat to the United States, a leading national security expert said during a congressional hearing Wednesday. Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Islamic terrorist who attended the Graduate School of Education and Human Development in 2001, is the biggest threat to the nation’s security, National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael […]

Study shows School Without Walls third highest in funding

The School Without Walls receives the third highest amount of funding per student for D.C. public high schools, a recent analysis of projected school budgets shows. The study – by the Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators – found the District funds $10,257 per student at SWW. The Duke Ellington School of the […]

GW moves up in employer rankings

GW was the second-largest employer in the District in fiscal year 2009, moving up one spot in a list of top employers since 2008. The University is right behind Georgetown University, which just ousted Howard University from the top spot. GW has ranked No. 1 in the past, but was pushed from that position by […]

Gymnastics scores season high in victory over William & Mary

Led by senior Leslie Delima’s three first-place finishes, the gymnastics team beat William & Mary Sunday, 192.500-187.825. Delima, who won the all-around with a score of 38.825, took first place in the vault, balance beam and floor exercise against the Tribe. Delima has been the top performer for the Colonials for the bulk of the […]

Report: Metro escalator outages frequent

Metro released a report last week revealing that its escalators break down once a week on average. Only 32 percent – less than one-third – of the escalator shutdowns are a result of scheduled maintenance, according to The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s report. The rest of the outages result from unscheduled service calls or […]

Student Judicial Services finds no alcohol dependency

Student Judicial Services ordered less than 30 students to undergo addiction assessments during this past fall semester, and found none to be dependent on alcohol. Twenty-nine students have undergone certified alcohol addiction assessments, a new policy implemented after the University re-evaluated alcohol sanctions over the summer. The University implemented the new policy to assess repeat […]

School of Media and Public Affairs professor elected anthropological fellow

School of Media and Public Affairs professor Kerric Harvey was elected a fellow of the United Kingdom’s Royal Anthropological Institute for her research on the anthropology of the Internet. Harvey’s research examines the effect of new media on society and politics, particularly with the concept of dramatic conflict transformation, in which people use role-playing and […]

Housing nixes squatting option

GW Housing Programs scrapped its squatting program for next year, citing low participation numbers as the reason to end the program that allowed juniors and seniors to remain in the same residence hall for more than 1 year. Director of Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said the decision to end the program was made in tandem […]

What’s the deal with… 4-RIDE and alcohol

Whether you’re intoxicated and need a ride home or you’re just trying to get a quick ride back to campus with a bottle of booze in your backpack, 4-RIDE is prepared to deal with you. University Police Department Chief Kevin Hay said the 4-RIDE drivers are trained to call an officer if a passenger is […]

Colonials adjusting to short bench

When the injury bug bit the women’s basketball team early in the season, the Colonials weren’t quite ready for it. With as many as five players sitting on the bench in sweats, other players were forced to play through nagging injuries that they otherwise would have been able to keep off of, while the few […]