September 20, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 12

Stories from the September 20, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Slightly more students given Pell Grants at GW

About 6.5 percent more GW students received Pell Grants last year. About 1,480 GW students received Pell Grants, Associate Vice President for Financial Assistance Dan Small said. The University spent about $5.9 million on the aid program last year, Small said, adding that he expects similar figures for the 2012-2013 year, though numbers have yet […]


Thursday Searching for Civil Dialogue in a Divided America Listen to PBS correspondents Jeffrey Brown and Scott Simon discuss the political culture surrounding the coming election. Lisner Auditorium – 8 p.m. The Amazing Spider Man Watch one of this summer’s top action flicks as part of Program Board’s fall film series. Marvin Center Amphitheater – […]

Network for elderly services moves forward

A community group looking to link senior citizens with their Foggy Bottom neighbors has seen interest in the program double in the last year. Monroe Wright, project chair for the Aging in Place program that will pair elders with volunteer services so they can stay in their homes rather than move to an assisted living […]

Crime Log

Assault 09/12/12 – 6 p.m. Location: 2000 Block of Pennsylvania Avenue – Case closed A University Police Department officer witnessed a man chasing another man while wielding a knife. The suspect threw the knife under a parked car when he saw the officer approach. Neither of the men was affiliated with GW. –Subject arrested by […]

Funding deadlock threatens to drain research money

A stalemate in Congress could dry up the source that provides nearly three-quarters of the University’s outside research funding: federal agencies. The National Institutes of Health – GW’s largest research benefactor – would take an 8 percent hit if Congress ignores the cuts hanging over federal agencies, according to a Sept. 14 report from the […]

Staying In & Taking Out

The truth is, not all of us are cut out for the going-out lifestyle. While many may enjoy a night out on the town, hitting up all the hottest bars, restaurants and clubs, the rest of us might find a night at home just as exciting. And let’s face it: Sometimes you just don’t want […]

Staff Editorial: Administrators must revisit the new sexual assault policy

Sexual assault is an alarming reality on college campuses across the country, and GW is unfortunately no exception. Four sexual abuse cases were reported within just the first two weeks of the semester. Federal studies have found that 20 percent of college-aged women fall victim to some sort of sexual assault, and that 95 percent […]

Review: Karaoke bar offers a table to sing on, judgment-free

Interventions can be difficult for all parties involved. I learned this the hard way when my roommates pulled me aside this year and told me I needed to change a potentially destructive habit. I was not to sing in the room anymore. My regular belting of anything and everything, ranging from early-2000s Destiny’s Child to […]