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Elected colonials
A GW senior, a professor and an alum bestowed a little more prestige on the University by winning their respective races for local and Congressional office.

ANC opposition
The ANC voted to continue its opposition of GW’s plan for a mixed-use facility on Square 54. Community leaders should realize that the construction plan would benefit the community and help focus development to the center of GW.

New dorm approval
GW’s development plan remained on course as the D.C. Zoning Commission approved construction of a new dorm on F Street behind the school without walls. The project should help GW come into compliance with zoning regulations and move students toward the center of campus, away from other Foggy Bottom residents.

Adjunct debacle
The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled against GW in its case against the legality of the faculty unionization vote, potentially ending the union battle. This issue should have been settled long ago, however. The University should cut its losses after multiple defeats and instead focus on hiring more full-time faculty to reduce the reliance on adjuncts.

Misleading statistics
Administrators dismissed CNN’s ranking of GW as the most expensive university in the country, arguing that the University’s fixed tuition plan offsets the extra cost over a student’s four years. Hatchet calculations, however, proved this assertion false. Administrators should stop spinning the non-existent savings of fixed-tuition.

Restaurant delays
WOW Caf? and Wingery, Carvings and TONIC will all open late, denying students more quality dining choices until after the beginning of next semester. While construction woes may be out of their hands, administrators should wait a bit longer next time in announcing opening dates for venues that have not yet been built.

Condoms unleashed
Students at CVS will no longer need to awkwardly ask a store clerk to unlock condoms from a sealed case thanks to the efforts of a GW student group. Now the trip to that pharmacy will be less embarrassing than fishing for condoms out of the containers in residence halls in front of University Police officers.

Web award
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