February 17, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 44

Stories from the February 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Squatting numbers triple

The number of students choosing to keep their housing assignments for another year more than tripled compared to last year. Seth Weinshel, director of University Campus Housing, said there are 331 students in 97 rooms who took advantage of the policy, dubbed squatters’ rights, which allows rising seniors and students living on the Mount Vernon […]

Rapper Lloyd Banks likely to headline Spring Fling

Rapper Lloyd Banks will likely bring his bulletproof vest and tales of street hustling to GW’s largely middle- and upper-class population. The artist, a prot?g? of 50 Cent who released his own album last year, is slated to headline the Program Board’s annual Spring Fling on April 9, two officials at his management company said. […]

Crime Log

Forgery/Counterfeiting 2/14 – Medical Faculty Associates – case closed A man ordered a suspicious prescription for Oxycontin that led MFA pharmacy staff to contact the prescribing doctor on Feb. 11. The doctor’s office had no record of the patient or prescription. A female, who returned to pick up the prescription, left after being told it […]

Recyclemania sweeps across college campuses

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – More than forty universities around the country joined in this years Recyclemania competition. The intercollegiate competition, which runs from Jan. 30 to April 9, pits universities against each other to see who can collect the most recyclables. “The main goal of this event is to increase student awareness of campus recycling,” Recyclemania’s […]

Alum discusses days as CIA agent

Former CIA operative and GW alumnus Joe Kiehl made becoming a secret agent not so secret Tuesday night. He gave students tips for landing a job with the intelligence agency. More than 100 people packed the Alumni House for the lecture, “How Do I Become a Secret Agent?” which lasted about an hour and a […]

Hobbs pushes for new academic facility

Men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs proposed a new student-athlete academic center during a University Board of Trustees meeting last week. Right now, he said the plan is only “in talking stages” and it is “something he wants very badly.” But in reality, his plan is still in the primordial phase. There have been no official […]

Aramark workers get pink slips

Seven J Street employees are out of work after Aramark, the company that runs the food court, announced a round of layoffs on Valentine’s Day. Since August 2004, 25 positions have been eliminated at J Street. The reductions now bring J Street staffing to below May 2004 levels. Leanne Scott-Brown, a spokesperson for Aramark’s business […]

Virginia governor lobbies for alma mater at game

Rumor has it, Virginia governor and GW alum Mark Warner was having trouble finding a ticket to last night’s men’s basketball game. “That’s so bogus,” said a smiling Warner, who assured that a Washington Post blurb about him struggling to secure a seat was indeed, facetious. He was there, neon-orange tie and all, three rows […]

Pennsylvania Avenue copy center faces lawsuit

Seven publishing companies are suing a Foggy Bottom copy shop for allegedly reproducing classroom materials without permission. Publishing firms from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University and England’s University of Oxford, along with four other companies, filed a suit last week accusing Washington Printing and Copy Center, at 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., of “routinely and […]