Alexa Millinger

D.C. Council member to teach at SPHHS

D.C. Councilman David Catania, At-Large, has accepted a position as a professional lecturer at GW’s School of Public Health and Health Services, his office announced Wednesday. Catania will not be compensated for his position in order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest. “I am very excited about the opportunity to teach at the GW […]

Councilwoman shuns arming UPD

D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, told GW administrators at a meeting late last month she thinks it would be a mistake to arm the University Police Department. In an effort to keep the city abreast of University issues, including the study of whether or not UPD should be armed, administrators from the GW Office […]

Bolivian president looks to form bond with Obama

In the midst of rapidly crumbling relations between Bolivia and the United States, left-wing Bolivian President Evo Morales told an audience at American Tuesday night that he looks forward to forging ties with President-elect Barack Obama – in his first speech ever in the District. GW’s Latin and hemispheric studies department co-sponsored the event, along […]

Administrator polls local shoppers

by Alexa Millinger Metro News Editor A professional election poll can cost thousands of dollars, but Bernard Demczuk, GW’s assistant vice president of D.C. relations, has developed a way to do it virtually for free and has not been wrong in 22 years. His self-devised “supermarket poll” has accurately picked the winner in every hotly […]

Poll: Majority of GW students support Obama

The battle for swing states like Ohio and Virginia might still be close in the presidential race, but Sen. Barack Obama has a clear lead on GW’s campus, according a poll of more than 600 students conducted by The Hatchet last week. Graphic: The Hatchet Poll Seventy-four percent of undergraduates said they support Obama, while […]

Council bans single sales

The D.C. City Council approved a measure Tuesday to ban sales of single containers of beer and liquor in two city wards, including Foggy Bottom. The bill will prohibit the sale of individual containers of malt liquor and beer that are 70 ounces or less. The legislation also prohibits the sale of liquor in containers […]

Crash kills man near campus

Police are investigating a crash between a Metrobus and a taxi that killed one person near campus Friday evening. The Metrobus was traveling west on Virginia Avenue when it hit a minivan taxi on 19th Street at about 8:15 p.m. The taxi spun in circles before it came to a full stop. The Metrobus continued […]

Man commits suicide at State Plaza Hotel

A man died by jumping off the State Plaza Hotel on E Street Saturday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Michael Malis, 35, a practicing radiologist from Overland Park, Kan., jumped off the third floor of the hotel building at 2117 E St. Officers arrived on the scene at 6:13 a.m. and rushed him […]

Officials spent a year planning for event

Administrators spent months planning and coordinating with dozens of different organizations in preparation for Monday’s event, which they later hailed as one of the most significant in University history. About 1,500 people packed Lisner Auditorium to see the five former secretaries of state sound off on major issues facing the next administration. The audience included […]