November 8, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 26

Stories from the November 8, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Twins splash in the pool for GW’s swimming team

They are sprinters. Their race times are almost identical. Their work ethic is strong. They both like to make people laugh. But Sloan and Sydney Saunders, the twin sisters who compete on the women’s swim team, said they don’t like to be grouped together as one. The juniors each have their own personalities and their […]

Colorado, Washington first to legalize marijuana

Colorado and Washington state voted to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use Tuesday, becoming the first states to defy the federal ban on the substance. The two ballot initiatives push forward a cause long fought by legalization advocates, who liken the ban to the prohibition of alcohol and point to the […]

Evans coasts in unopposed election for sixth council term

Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans earned nearly 97 percent of the vote Tueday, sealing an expected sixth term. Elected in 1991, the council member virtually locked in his victory in November, when his sole opponent dropped out of the race, and again in April, when he clinched the primary. As finance chair, Evans […]

Staff Editorial: Extinguish the smoking ban

It is unreasonable to expect the smoking ban that GW plans to put into effect in September 2013 to be successful on a campus where many people unaffiliated with the University pass through on a daily basis.

Academic changes for engineering Ph.D. students puts focus on research

An academic overhaul for Ph.D. students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science will take shape next fall, which is intended to improve students’ research prowess by freeing up time for them to work in labs. After two years of planning, departments in the engineering school are now working to implement a new curriculum […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct /Liquor Law Violation 10/28/12 – 3:15 a.m. Location: 23rd and H streets – Case closed University Police officers stopped two male students for sobriety tests, which they both failed. One of the subjects attempted to run before officers apprehended him. Referred for disciplinary action 10/30/12 – 12:35 a.m. Location: 23rd and H streets […]