Monday, January 25, 2010

JBKO residents complain of heat

by Nicolas Diaz
Hatchet Reporter

Facilities Management has received dozens of complaints from residents of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Hall regarding "unbearable heat" inside their rooms.

Neighborhood group approves FoBoGro

by Ariel Feldman
Hatchet Reporter

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners voted 4-0 Wednesday to support the opening of FoBoGro, following months of mediations between the store and another local community group.

Secrets of the Virginia campus: Driving simulator lab

by Max McGowen and Karen Knauff
Hatchet Reporter

Tucked off of Leesburg Pike in Ashburn, Va. amid fields and corporate offices are a teal Buick Regal and an old red truck cabin. But they are anything but the average sedan and pickup found in parking lots - instead, they form the backbone of GW's Driving Simulator Lab.

Secrets of the Virginia campus: A graveyard for crashed planes

by Max McGowen and Karen Knauff
Hatchet Reporter

The thought of a university campus conjures up images of academic buildings and students intently studying for exams. But GW's Virginia campus contains one very different image: the 9,000 individual pieces recovered from the 1996 crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800.

The future designers of D.C. restaurants

by Hadas Gold

The restaurant Arcona is a futuristic, space-like eatery made up of sleek and clean lines, with white and metallic finishes and punches of orange for color. The interior is in complete contrast to the exterior, the Historic Custom House and Post Office in Georgetown, with the entrance acting as a portal from the past to the future.

ANC recommends developer for library, fire station

by Maryann Tadros
Hatchet Reporter

The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission voted unanimously Jan. 20 to recommend EastBanc, Inc. for the development of the West End Neighborhood Library and West End Fire Station.

MPD to boost crime prevention efforts in Foggy Bottom

by Raffi Salbashian
Hatchet Staff Writer

Robberies in the Foggy Bottom area increased in December, and Metropolitan Police are stepping up efforts to prevent and solve crimes, an MPD official told residents Wednesday at a monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A meeting.

More enroll in LSAT prep

by Lara KastenHatchet Reporter

Several D.C. Law School Admissions Test preparation companies have reported a jump in enrollment numbers - a trend echoed by a record number of students taking the exam this year - and credit the economic recession as the chief factor behind the increase.

Friedman calls for green revolution

by Emily Cahn

Award-winning author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman stressed Thursday the need for young people to get off Facebook and into the face of the country's leaders in a push for the environmental change he says is so vital to the future of the earth.

Medical marijuana may become legal in District

by Kira Brekke
Hatchet Reporter

A D.C. councilmember introduced a bill last Tuesday that would open five medical marijuana dispensaries in the District.

Alumni utilize Career Center

by Dimple Mirchandani
Hatchet Reporter

The job hunt is leading some former students back to Foggy Bottom.

ANC votes 'no' for liquor license

by Ariel Feldman
Hatchet Reporter

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners declined to support a liquor license proposal Wednesday for a new nightclub that would be located just off campus, saying that the owner's other club has plagued the neighborhood with noise, public urination and vomiting.

GW considers federal direct loan program

by Lauren French

The University will decide in the next two months if it will switch from a private loan program to a federally administered direct loan program, a choice that may soon be mandated by Congress.

Colonials stumble down stretch

by Dan Greene

The simplicity of sports can be cruel to preachers of process, as so immediate and binary are results of wins and losses. Karl Hobbs is not about to let his team's season be so reduced.

Without permanent leader, major fundraising continues

by Emily Cahn

The University's Office of Advancement is moving forward with several major fundraising campaigns this year despite the absence of a permanent director.

Abortion rallies draw students

by Michelle Bradbury and Erica Obersi
Hatchet Reporters

Protesters filled parts of downtown D.C. Friday, brandishing signs that read 'I regret my abortion' or 'It's my body, it's my decision' as demonstrators came from across the country to protest or celebrate the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Women's basketball picks up first A-10 win

by Louis Nelson

If the Colonials felt any pressure, they didn't show it, earning a hard-fought 58-50 win over the Explorers on the backs of a pair of sophomores.

Conference quality stymies men's squad

by Louis Nelson

With more than a quarter of its conference games already in the book, the GW men's basketball team's record has taken a hit since the beginning of Atlantic 10 play, dropping from a 10-3 mark after nonconference play to the team's current overall record of 11-7.

Five join hall of fame

by Kara Dunford
Hatchet Reporter

President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was one of five new members inducted into the GW Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday night. The five inductees joined 131 other Colonials who have been inducted since 1959.

Staff Editorial: One man's struggle

So it has come to this. Academic advising has become a problem so paralyzed by a lack of initiative that a parent is the most active proponent of reform.

Justin Guiffre: Revisiting GW's shamnesty policy

by Justin Guiffr?

There is a sad truth to the debate over alcohol policy on GW's campus: It doesn't really exist.

Lyndsey Wajert: Who says you can't go home?

by Lyndsey Wajert
Contributing Editor

I can't help but notice the sheer permanence of losing my bedroom, especially considering the truly disconcerting situation that is the job market.

Staff Editorial: An opportunity worth seizing

Students often feel that their concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding the University fall on deaf ears. Now, GW actually seems to be listening.

Cartoon: Fist pump!

by Colleen Psomas

Haiti campaign raises more than $6,000

The GW community raised $6,324.70 Friday through the "Swipe Your GWorld for Haiti" campaign to aid Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

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Interactive: A review of campus crime

by Amanda Lindner

Data from the UPD crime log was collected to see which crimes are the most prevalent on campus and where they are taking place.

College Republicans host debate over Obama's first year

by Tom Foley
Hatchet Reporter

College Republicans host debate over Obama's first year By Tom Foley Hatchet Reporter About 40 students gathered in the Marvin Center Amphitheater Thursday evening to debate the success of Barack Obama's first year in the Oval Office. Rob Noel, the College Republicans communications director, moderated the debate, between junior Republican Moses Weisberg and his sophomore Democrat opponent, Ted Costigan of WRGW's "Unpaved.