October 1, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 15

Stories from the October 1, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Kogan Plaza could add a blackboard for bucket lists

More than 700 students have backed the idea of chalking a mural-turned-discussion board onto a construction wall in Kogan Plaza. A pitch for the public art project – which has become a global fad since the first one popped up in New Orleans in 2007 – landed on a top administrator’s desk Thursday, after it […]

Staff Editorial: A need for more candid conversation

Universities nationwide are rapidly moving from candor to canned statements. Colleges are a playing ground for fresh ideas. On Friday, Ithaca College announced the implementation of a new media policy that will require reporters to go through media relations officers every time they interview administrators, adding a level of filtration. The move mirrors the 2010 […]

Staff Editorial: EMeRG: Not just any student organization

EMeRG is crucial to the health and protection of hundreds of students and helps save lives every day. The student-run emergency response group, subsidized by the University for operational costs, turns to the Student Association for help funding extra expenditures. But two weeks ago, when the SA Finance Committee announced its annual funding allocations for […]

Catching a Natitude

For the first time since 1933, D.C.’s home team has advanced to the playoffs. Here’s how to navigate the postseason: It’s a strange time to be a D.C. sports fan. The Washington Nationals are gracing the covers of Sports Illustrated and ESPN magazines. For the first time in nearly a century, D.C. has a baseball […]

Student group renews interest in smoke-free campus

Colonials for Clean Air plans to discourage incoming freshmen from smoking within 25 feet of campus buildings as an alternative to pushing an official ban, which would be difficult to implement. The five-member student organization has attended admissions events, reaching out to prospective students to rally them around their idea of creating a smoke-free campus […]