Bryan Han

Former professor sues University

A former professor of anesthesiology at the GW Medical Center is suing the University in federal court for $2 million over allegations of gender and retaliatory discrimination. Dina Soliman, who was an assistant professor for anesthesiology and critical care medicine, said several of her superiors in the Anesthesiology Department unfairly discriminated against her between 1998 […]

Staff donations to Obama rise

University employees donated overwhelmingly to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign this year, with the Illinois senator receiving more than 68 percent of all GW contributions, a Hatchet analysis of campaign filings found. Faculty and administrators who listed GW as their employer in federal election documents donated $41,795 to Obama in 2008 – about twice the amount […]

Taxis resist switch to meters as deadline approaches

Taxi drivers in the District are reluctantly complying with a mandate to install meters by June 1, signaling the end of a nearly six-month battle to keep the zone system. D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty announced last month that taxi drivers must place meters in their cabs by the deadline or recieve a $1,000 fine for […]

Taxi drivers fight meter switch

D.C. taxi drivers are still fighting to keep the existing zone fare system, despite an announcement last week from Mayor Adrian Fenty mandating they install time-and-distance meters by May 1. His announcement came a day after a D.C. Superior Court judge ruled that the mayor has the power to require the installment of meters in […]

The Aston to house law students starting Aug. 1

When the University reopens the The Aston after a year of renovations this spring, it will become the first residence hall solely for students in a specific graduate program. Located on 21st Street and New Hampshire Avenue, The Aston will reopen Aug. 1, after more than one year of being closed to students for renovations, […]

Hoya vote stalls fight for independence

Georgetown’s student newspaper voted not to oppose a university effort to trademark their name Tuesday – hindering the paper’s long-term campaign to become an independent entity. The Hoya, Georgetown’s largest student newspaper, is funded and sponsored by the university but has tried to become an independent corporation for many years. Georgetown applied to trademark The […]

CVS to open in 2000 Penn.

After months of shaded windows and widespread curiosity, CVS Pharmacy will move into the former Tower Records space at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. The retailer is in the process of filing building permits and will likely open in late fall 2008, CVS spokesperson Mike DeAngelis said. They plan to begin construction in the late spring or […]

Feeling the squeeze

Mandatory spending in J Street is not only angering students, but now local restaurants are reporting major deficits, which they attribute to the University’s new policies and the ever-increasing number of GWorld partners. For the first time this fall, freshmen and sophomores were required to spend a certain percentage of their GWorld dollars at J […]

Drivers protest switch to meters

D.C. taxi drivers launched a strike last Thursday as part of an ongoing protest of Mayor Adrian Fenty’s decision to switch from zones to metered cab fares. The 24-hour strike, the second in two weeks, involved about 75 percent of taxi drivers in the city, said Nathan Price, chairman of the Coalition of Cab Drivers, […]

Analysis: GW professors give mostly to Democrats

University employees overwhelmingly supported Democratic candidates in this year’s presidential election, with more than 40 percent of all campaign contributions going to Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, a Hatchet analysis of campaign filings found. GW faculty and administrators who listed their employers as GW in Federal Election Commission documents donated $21,075 to the Illinois senator’s […]