It could be called the "GW shuffle." Any member of the campus community trying to solve an issue with the GW bureaucracy is likely to experience the shuffle. It involves multiple transfers among various departments that occasionally might end in a resolution to the initial problem.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Last week, as I groggily made my way to an 11 a.m. class, the sound of construction greeted me along with the normal chatter of students in the Ivory Tower food court. A team of men was installing a large mural above the common area, and throughout class I was wondering what sort of new display would be there.
As the 2008 race for the White House heats up, so does the discussion of any number of candidates' chances to actually make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. One potential candidate in particular has received an inordinate amount of coverage in the media recently: Sen.
Endowment concern Last Monday, The Hatchet front page headline read: "GW endowment grows 12 percent" (Feb. 13, p. 1). While this read as excellent news for our University and our local community, it could mean serious harm to some of the most vulnerable members of our international community.
Seth Weinshel's job is to put a roof over every student's head. But his job as director of University Campus Housing is certainly not that simple. Students want a particular roof. Housing is a hot-button issue during this time of year, and it seems like students care more about their housing assignment than their grade point average.
There is a generational gap between the names of new and old residence halls. The old ones - they have historical names such as Francis Scott Key and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Halls. Or they took on the names of the old D.C. apartment buildings or hotels they were converted from, such as The Schenley and Guthridge Hall.
A lot of things change after graduation, but post-college housing doesn't have to be one of them. Jessica Glynn, a 2005 graduate, dubs her apartment building the "dorm for professionals." The Meridian at Gallery Place, a luxury rental apartment building, is home to dozens of recent GW graduates.
The residents of 522 22nd St. are happy to entertain visitors. In a townhouse with wireless Internet, delivery service, housekeeping, a full kitchen and a backyard for grilling, there is a lot to show off. So, when 15 students showed up there last month to discuss and watch news coverage of the Palestinian election, everyone was comfortable and impressed.
The Hall on Virginia Avenue is GW's residence hall claim to fame. Everyone knows room 723 was used as a lookout for the famous Watergate break-in that led to President Richard Nixon's downfall. Other residence halls shouldn't feel too left out, though. Plenty of GW's dorms have had their own moment in history.
Young adults, especially college students, have both inexperience in the real estate market and limited funds working against them when they set out to rent that first apartment. Whether graduation is approaching or you are considering moving off campus next year, here are a few tips that can make apartment hunting more productive and less stressful: Know where to look: With classes, internships, work and recreational activities, the average student doesn't always have a lot of time to attend open houses or tours for potential rentals.
RICHMOND, Va. - Another GW men's basketball game, another win, another goal accomplished. GW tied the school record with its 14th straight win Saturday evening, a 64-51 victory over Richmond, in which the No. 6 Colonials never trailed. The win also marked the first time the Colonials (22-1, 12-0 Atlantic 10) have won at the Robins Center since the 1979-80 season.
RICHMOND, Va. If one were to listen to the Colonials at post-game news conferences, it would appear the team has run out of goals. With Bob Tallent - the last GW head coach to defeat Richmond on the road - on hand, the Colonials completed the season sweep of the Spiders with a 64-51 victory Saturday evening.
Presidents' Weekend held mixed results for the women's basketball team. The Colonials (18-7, 11-3 Atlantic-10) fell 67-63 Sunday to visiting Richmond two days after defeating La Salle 67-49. Sunday's loss snapped an 11-game home winning streak dating back to Dec.
Three players named to NABC district squads Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu was named to a National Association of Basketball Coaches all-district first team. The 6-foot-9 senior was named to the squad along with West Virginia's Kevin Pittsnogle and Mike Gansey. Georgetown's Jeff Green and George Mason's Jai Lewis rounded out the first squad for the regional district covering GW.
Tuesday Conversations, Cookies and Condoms Stop by for a discussion concerning available methods of contraception, sex, relationships and more. 9 to 10 p.m. Thurston TV Lounge Sponsored by Student Health Services Wednesday Revolution on Broadway This revue will examine social issues in 20th century musicals.
GW a leader in Peace Corps students GW is the fifth largest producer of Peace Corps volunteers for medium-sized schools, the Peace Corps and the University announced earlier this month. There are currently 49 GW graduates serving abroad in the service organization.
As construction of GW's newest residence hall, the Potomac House on F Street, progresses smoothly, GW administrators are making plans for the erection of two other dorms over the next decade. The construction of the Potomac House, a 379-bed freshman dorm, has been on schedule since its December 2004 groundbreaking, and the building is set to open this fall.
A new lawsuit and medical experts are making noise over the health risks posed to users of portable music players such as Apple's iPod, which can play music loud enough to lead to hearing loss. Hearing specialists around the country, including at GW, said young adults are not careful enough when using potentially deafening portable music players.
The Joint Elections Committee came one step closer to being complete after a meeting Friday night in the Marvin Center. The Student Association Senate Rules Committee confirmed all three of the nominees to the JEC that SA President Audai Shakour put to the committee.
Members of the GW chess team can now say they have something in common with world champion Bobby Fischer: they both have had the same coach. Chess Grand Master Lubomir Kavalek joined the GW chess team this month as its coach.
Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine hosted the fifth annual Palestine Solidarity Movement Conference this past weekend, drawing about 600 people from across the country to the school's campus. Contributing members and organizations support the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, obtaining equality under the law for Palestinians living in Israel and gaining the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
On an uncharacteristically warm Thursday afternoon last week, LeDroit Park resident David Corry could be found outside tending to his garden. Corry, who has lived in LeDroit Park for the last 30 years, said it's the serenity of the area that has kept him there for so long; and he hopes it can stay that way.
Developers hope to begin construction this June on a Courtyard Marriott to replace the Colonial Parking garage near 20th and E streets, but they are having a hard time persuading Foggy Bottom residents to support the proposed hotel's design. Representatives from Marriott and the Colonial Parking garage, presented plans last week to demolish the parking garage and build the hotel in its place.
GW and Georgetown University's nationally ranked men's basketball teams could restart a rivalry that ended more than 20 years ago if D.C. City Councilmember Jack Evans can get both schools to agree to participate in an annual Ward 2 championship game.
University officials announced this month that GW will be co-sponsoring "It's Academic," a television quiz show for high school students and the longest running quiz show on the small screen. Originally broadcast in 1961, "It's Academic" provides a forum for students from 81 area high schools to compete in a fast-paced quiz show featuring questions on topics ranging from current events to literature to world history.