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.


Tuesday Students in Service Fest Find out how to get more involved in service around the District. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Night with an Exorcist Listen to a Vatican-certified exorcist at this event sponsored by the Newman Center. St. Stephen’s Church – 7:15 to 9 p.m. Rep. Debbie […]

Letters to the Editor

Why we changed the JEC charter Our student government is broken. While most student governments are weak and ineffective, ours is particularly appalling because its members no longer try. When I was a freshman senator at my former school, SUNY Rockland Community College, we accomplished little, but at least we were trying. The Student Association’s […]

Bike racks put in City Hall parking garage

The University installed bicycle racks in the City Hall parking garage last month to alleviate congestion in the residence hall’s lobby and entrance. Students are required to use the two new bike racks, instead of chaining their bikes to handrails or posts. Bikes in violation will be confiscated by the University Police Department. “Residents of […]

Organization pushes for sexual assault education

A group of students pushed the University to better publicize sexual assault resources for students during a 4-day campaign last week. GW Students Against Sexual Assault – a student organization launched to help spread awareness about sexual assault resources – set up tables in 10 residence halls on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses […]

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 […]