Construction of the $56 million Ric and Dawn Duques Hall has finally commenced after a yearlong delay caused by legal battles with the city. The facility promises to be a huge benefit to the School of Business and Public Management and a significant attraction for prospective students.
The cancellation of Midnight Madness led to this dreary spectacle. Midnight Madness suffered from focusing too heavily on side-acts instead of basketball, but the poorly attended and ill-timed Colonial Invasion focused too heavily on basketball and not enough on fostering school spirit.
Law School vote
GW law professors voted to openly join a group of law schools suing the U.S. Department of Defense for allegedly discriminating against gays in the armed forces. The Solomon Amendment forces universities to condone discriminatory policies practiced by ROTC programs on campuses across the country. It should be overturned in court.
H Street Safety
The University’s formation of a committee to explore ways to make the 2100 block of H Street safer for student pedestrians is necessary and past due. There needs to be cooperation between the city and the University to institute safety measures as soon as possible, if not to close the street altogether to through traffic.