Monday, February 8, 2010

GW shuts down after historic snowfall

by Sarah Scire

After a weekend of snowball fights, deserted streets and blanketed monuments, the University finally has an official snow day.

All-female dorm to house males

by Marielle Mondon
Hatchet Staff Writer

One of the newly designated all-female housing options, 2109 F Street, has four permanent male D.C. residents living in the residence hall.

Religion at GW, through the eyes of the devout

by Saira Thadani and Lauren French
Hatchet Staff Writers

Between internships, classes and friends, some GW students are balancing one more commitment - faith.

Visitors double for Eckles Library

by Ashley Larkin
Hatchet Reporter

Visitors to Eckles Library have more than doubled since 2004 and students interviewed said they are increasingly drawn to the Mount Vernon library because of the smaller crowds and community feel.

Medical school wins $15 million research grant

by Rachel Barker
Hatchet Staff Writer

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences was awarded Wednesday a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to aid research in neglected diseases.

Campus Calendar

Snapshot

GW has most Peace Corps volunteers of mid-sized schools

by Drew Spence
Hatchet Staff Writer

For the second consecutive year and third time in four years, GW has more graduates in the Peace Corps than any other medium-sized university, the organization announced Thursday.

Building of green spaces continues

by Kara Dunford
Hatchet Staff Writer

The University's effort to increase green space on campus is progressing with construction continuing on two major green spaces, the Square 54 green roof and the Square 80 green space.

GW to develop fundraising contract

by Amanda D'Ambra
Hatchet Staff Writer

Marvin Center officials are developing a contract to regulate on-campus student organization fundraisers that collaborate with food vendors such as Crepeaway, Pita Pit and Campus Fresh, representatives from the University said last week.

GW looks to launch 10 research centers

by Rachel Barker
Hatchet Staff Writer

In a bid to become a top-tier research institution, the University is moving forward with its efforts in six separate areas of research and will add four more to its plate.

Adams Mill cited for more violations

by Gabrielle Bluestone

An investigative report on the Adams Mill Bar and Grill charging the establishment with serving customers with more than one drink at a time and violating an order to change the ownership was referred to the Office of the Attorney General.

Neighborhood may get watch group

by Johee Chung
Hatchet Reporter

Foggy Bottom is moving closer to creating a Neighborhood Watch program now that a senior student and community leader has joined forces with the Second District's Citizens Advisory Council.

Professors make Jurassic discovery

by Melissa Turley
Hatchet Reporter

Are they birds or dinosaurs? This question has puzzled scientists for almost two decades after the discovery of a bizarre, bird-like family of dinosaurs called Alvarezsauridea, first found in the 1990s.

As others fail, GW yearbook survives

by Madeleine O'Connor
Hatchet Reporter

While the University of Virginia joined a growing number of colleges who have published their last yearbook, GW's Cherry Tree yearbook staff began to expand production by reaching out to underclassmen for the first time this year.

Alumna recounts interning for Clinton White House

by Dimple Mirchandani
Hatchet Reporter

A GW alumna opened up last Wednesday about her book titled "Government Girl," which recounts her experiences being young and female while interning in the Clinton White House.

School image draws in class of 2014

by Matt Rist

GW had a record-breaking year in admissions, receiving 3 percent more applications than ever before despite having one of the nation's highest tuitions, and some students from the class of 2014 said the school's image, campus and academic offerings made it a viable choice despite an economic downturn.

Pulitzer Prize winner talks war

New York Times bestselling author and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Ricks shared his experience of the military situation in Iraq along with his thoughts on America's future in Afghanistan at the Elliott School Thursday night.

For University, sustainability is a mindset, not a major

by Ben Weinberg
Hatchet Reporter

Even after the presidential task force on sustainability noted in its final report that "GW's greatest opportunity for impact lies in the classroom," the University has not created a sustainability major or minor.

Lapses lead to loss for men's basketball

by Dan Greene

Men's basketball head coach Karl Hobbs has been quick to point out that he has continually gotten 40 minutes of effort from the Colonials this season, but there has still been a problem with getting 40 minutes of execution.

Fans brave weather for basketball, free cookies

by Louis Nelson

With snowfall shutting down most of the District over the weekend, the GW men's basketball game against Duquesne Saturday afternoon became one of the few outlets for GW students and Washingtonians suffering from cabin fever.

Women's basketball edged late by Duquesne

by Neil Sharma
Hatchet Staff Writer

Despite the inclement weather this weekend, the GW women's basketball team traveled to Pittsburgh to take on Duquesne, falling to the second-place Dukes 66-64.

Sports in Brief: Winter weather causes flurry of cancellations

Although both the men's and women's basketball teams played their games as scheduled on Saturday, the wintery weather wreaked havoc on most of GW's athletic schedule over the weekend.

Slice of Life: Breaking up with Valentine's

by Ali Peters
Hatchet Columnist

I hate Valentine's Day. I am, in every aspect, a hardliner Valentine's Day hater. I am the Grinch who stole Valentine's Day.

Sounding the alarm: fire safety at GW

by Colleen Shalby
Hatchet Reporter

You're about to step into the shower when you hear it. That alarm, ringing so loudly your hands immediately go to your ears. It's a fire alarm.

Herman Carrillo: Creative writing as artful commentary

by Kira Brekke
Hatchet Staff Writer

English professor Herman Carrillo tries to impart a more unconventional ability to the students in his creative writing class: how to dream.

Joe Dymond: More than geography - a teacher, a mentor

Geography professor Joe Dymond walks into the room wearing brown corduroys, a horizontally striped sweater and a watch on his left wrist. He quickly pulls down the projection screen, apologizes to the class for being four minutes late and immediately delves into a 100-slide lecture.

Staff Editorial: There's snow place like GW

As the District recovers from the devastation of Snowpocalypse, we expect students to look back on this storm with fond memories.

Kyle Boyer: SA leaders shouldn't lose touch with students

by Kyle Boyer

Each February, GW endures one of its most recognizable traditions - the Student Association elections.

Josh Thompson: The district's bag tax: a small price to pay

by Josh Thompson

Although no one enjoys a new tax, the newly implemented D.C. bag tax is a minor inconvenience when compared to the larger problem it is fighting.

Yogin Kothari: Inconsistency with a side of promise

by Yogin Kothari
Columnist

The GW men's basketball team is currently 12-10 overall and 2-7 in the Atlantic 10 Conference: good enough for 12th place. Up to this point, it has been a season full of inconsistencies.

Knapp cancels Thursday classes

The University has canceled classes for the fourth straight day, University President Steven Knapp said at a GW vs. Georgetown snowball fight this evening.