February 17, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 43

Stories from the February 17, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Protester arrested during Clinton speech

A man was arrested at Jack Morton Auditorium after he stood up and blocked part of the audience’s view during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech on Internet freedom Tuesday. The male – wearing a shirt that read “Veterans for Peace” – stood up at the start of Clinton’s speech and blocked the view of […]

Sports in Brief

Colonials trample Bison in season opener at home Midway through the first half of the women’s lacrosse team’s season-opening game Wednesday afternoon against Howard, the officials stopped a pair of players for a stick check, a precaution against lacrosse sticks with pouches that are too deep. The referees quickly cleared both players and the Howard […]

Ben’s Chili Bowl archives donated to Gelman Lib.

Historic papers, photos and documents from the District’s iconic eatery Ben’s Chili Bowl are now on display at the University’s Gelman Library. Virginia Ali, co-founder of the restaurant and wife of the late Ben Ali, and her children joined historians, professors and a surprise celebrity guest at a ceremony honoring the establishment Wednesday. In a […]

Professors lend expertise to health care debate

As the health care debate revs up again with Republicans in control of Congress, policymakers don’t have to look very far to hear the advice of experts. By writing editorials, producing research and maintaining websites, many faculty members from the University have become go-to experts on health care policy for Congress and the media. Joel […]

Staff Editorial: A necessary review of Sodexo

Dining has been a problem on campus for years – this is not a new concept. Students have consistently voiced complaints about the dining option, so it is promising that administrators and Student Association leaders are looking to improve J Street. But these problems have marred our University for too long. During this review, University […]

University study aids ESL program in Tennessee

Teachers in Nashville, Tenn. are implementing changes based off a GW study to make instruction more effective in public schools grappling with an influx of non-native English speakers. The Center for Equity and Excellence in Education – housed within the Graduate School of Education and Human Development – conducted a study in the spring of […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 2/10/11 – 8:30 a.m. Location: Marvin Center Case closed The University Police Department responded to a report of a student who became verbally abusive after being denied assistance when she showed up late for an appointment. She ripped posters off a bulletin board while leaving. She was gone before officers arrived. -Referred to […]

Three more declare for SA

Jason Kaplan | President (Candidate) This year’s first Student Association outsider announced a bid for the presidency Wednesday night, joining what is so far a small pool of contenders for the SA’s two top spots. John Richardson, a sophomore, said Wednesday he is seeking the SA presidency, adding that his lack of SA experience should […]

Tom Braslavsky: Exercising for a grade

Every Monday, after working for half the day, I grab lunch and then catch the Vern Express just in time to make it to my weekly 2 p.m. massage – in class. Not too shabby, right? Massage is just one of the 90 classes offered each semester in the Exercise and Sports Activities department. Some […]

Pell Grants safe from 2012 budget cuts

President Barack Obama’s proposed FY 2012 budget proposes more funding for college Pell Grants, but changes to the way the program doles out aid could mean individual college students will see less money. Obama’s proposed budget lays out $36.1 billion in Pell Grant funding for about 9.6 million students during the 2012-2013 award year, but […]