Samantha Stone

Historic classifications underway

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board is working with the University to create a historic district within GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus, a member of the group told residents at the Foggy Bottom Association’s monthly meeting last week. Tim Dennee, a staff reviewer for the review board, said the historic district will consist of parts of […]

Groups rallies to support International Women’s Day

GW Amnesty International held a candlelight vigil in Kogan Plaza Tuesday evening to support women’s rights and to educate the public about violence against women as a part of International Women’s Day. The group launched a campaign demanding comprehensive services for sexual assault victims specifically in Foggy Bottom and encouraged participants to sign a petition […]

Bookstore begins selling SmarTrips

Metro SmartTrip cards are on sale at the GW Bookstore and students will soon be able to reload the fare cards with Colonial Cash. GW and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority began discussions to sell and replenish the cards at the bookstore last fall, striking an agreement this semester. Students are now able to […]

Avenue businesses to open in March

Two businesses are expected to open this month at The Avenue, the mixed-use development site along Pennsylvania Avenue nearing completion after nearly 3 years of construction. Danaher Corp., a technological design and manufacturing company headquartered in the District, is expected to open in early March as the first commercial tenant. Devon & Blakely, a sandwich […]

Study: D.C. bag tax hurts economy

The District’s 5-cent fee on paper and plastic bags is hurting the economy, a recent study alleges, by eliminating jobs. The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University – a learning and research center in Boston that analyzes public economic issues – claims the tax will not earn as much money as the District planned, and […]

Ben’s Chili Bowl archives donated to Gelman Lib.

Historic papers, photos and documents from the District’s iconic eatery Ben’s Chili Bowl are now on display at the University’s Gelman Library. Virginia Ali, co-founder of the restaurant and wife of the late Ben Ali, and her children joined historians, professors and a surprise celebrity guest at a ceremony honoring the establishment Wednesday. In a […]

Organization pushes for sexual assault education

A group of students pushed the University to better publicize sexual assault resources for students during a 4-day campaign last week. GW Students Against Sexual Assault – a student organization launched to help spread awareness about sexual assault resources – set up tables in 10 residence halls on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses […]

Managing a political message

The Hatchet’s first encounter with alumna Megan Whittemore was a blur. She said hello while rushing by to prepare for the week’s “pen and pad” meeting in the house majority leader’s office. As reporters trickled into the office at the U.S. Capitol building to have their questions answered, Whittemore was busy on her BlackBerry, e-mailing […]

Thousands rally on National Mall for sanity (and/or fear)

Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert drew an estimated 215,000 to the National Mall Saturday for their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, despite an unclear definition beforehand on whether the rally was intended for entertainment or to push a political agenda. The afternoon was filled with star-studded musical performances – from The Roots and […]

Restaurant signs lease for space in The Avenue

The final retail lease in the residential portion of The Avenue development was signed last week, and the building is set to begin pre-leasing apartments in February. Circa, an American cuisine restaurant with locations in Dupont Circle and Clarendon, Va., will join Sweetgreen and Citibank in the mixed-use building near GW Hospital. Circa will take […]