September 29, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 14

Stories from the September 29, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Calendar

Thursday Making Safe Sex Kits The LGBT resource center will host the D.C.-based nonprofit Metro TeenAIDS for a conversation about the power of women in relationships with the Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority. The Multicultural Student Services Center – 6 to 8 p.m. The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad After 30 years in the […]

Monkeying around in the fall showcase

Philosophy, Shakespeare and evolutionary science. “Words, Words, Words,” written by David Ives, combines all three themes into a comedic one-act play, blending scientific theory and witty amusement onstage. In the play, Dr. Rosenbaum tests the theory that three apes hitting random typewriter keys for an infinite amount of time will almost surely produce Shakespeare’s play […]

Former Virginia governor calls for job innovation

Former Virginia Gov. George Allen outlined his plans for a renewed “common-sense conservative” Washington at the College Republicans kick-off event Wednesday. The former senator said he decided to run for a seat in the Senate after watching his daughter, a recent college graduate, struggle to a job and pay off student loans – a problem […]

New patent act promotes product-focused research

President Barack Obama signed a new patent act into law Sept. 16 to speed up the commercialization of university research findings, part of a broader effort to encourage cutting-edge scientific work across the nation. In the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, the America Invents Act calls on inventors to file […]

Staff Editorial: Needed: A student for the ANC

Attention political junkies, Hillterns and future senators: You need to represent GW to the Foggy Bottom community. A vacancy has opened up in Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A in Columbia Plaza, near the Foggy Bottom campus. And through redistricting, two additional commissioners’ spots will exist after November 2012. This is an ideal opportunity for GW voices […]

Group to monitor District education

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development will lead a new research consortium on D.C. public education to shed light on the struggling system that has been resistant to several years of reform efforts. Tentatively called D.C.-EdCORE, which stands for the D.C. Education Consortium on Research and Evaluation, the monitoring group will spearhead a […]

Marissa Fretes: Bridging students and administration

There was a hole in my floor. It was a giant hole, right in the middle of my Thurston room, filled with water, twigs and mold. We must have called FIXit more than a dozen times, and each time we were assured someone would be in to resolve the issue “soon.” But it didn’t take […]

Women’s volleyball snap losing streak at five

After opening the season by winning 10 straight, GW headed to Baltimore at the bottom of a five-game slide – a sobering losing streak for the Colonials. One they were determined to snap, immediately. “We talked about getting back to our style of play and taking care of what’s on our side of the net,” […]