May 16, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 1

Stories from the May 16, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

MPD arrests drifter for attack of elderly Foggy Bottom woman A homeless man was arrested May 7 in connection with the beating and robbery of an 83-year-old woman next to campus two weeks ago. According to a press release on the Metropolitan Police Web site, officers detained 46-year-old James Aloysious Dorsey for allegedly assaulting a […]

Editorial: Have broader planning

GW’s development in and around Foggy Bottom is often a highly controversial subject. At GW’s request, an outside consulting firm recently recommended that the University utilize its largest undeveloped tract of land, Square 54 – the vacant lot on I Street between 22nd and 23rd streets – strictly for retail, commercial and residential purposes. With […]


A letter to the editor (“Remain consistent,” May 5, p. 5) incorrectly stated that Congress passed HR 1207, which “withholds federal student financial assistance from students who have engaged in hazing.”

University seeks advice on former hospital site

Following a series of discussions, land use experts suggested Thursday that GW develop a variety of retail, residential and office facilities on the site of its former hospital and use other campus space to meet its housing and academic needs. Specialists from the Urban Land Institute, a development research organization, conducted a three-day redevelopment study […]

Column: The final ‘last call’

Springtime at GW has arrived and senioritis is more rampant than genital herpes in Thurston Hall. The weather is finally tolerable, the cherry blossoms are in bloom and it is once again nice to be outside. After a cold and dreary winter, spring emerges with a new sense of life, beauty and tube tops. For […]

Commencement weekend schedule

***The University has a comprehensive alternate plan in place for Commencement Weekend events if extraordinary circumstances dictate changes. Call (202) 994-5050 or visit throughout the weekend for up-to-the-minute schedule information. FRIDAY 5.20 9:00 am – The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony Iwo Jima Memorial. This ceremony is for graduating NROTC students and […]

Column: A community of heroes

Struggling back to normalcy after enduring a horrible apartment building fire is truly an uncomfortable and somewhat emotional endeavor. I was on my floor when I heard the pitiful cries for “help” from my neighbor (during an April fire at Saint Mary’s Court at the corner of 24th and G streets. See “Fire scorches FB […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 5/7 – Mitchell Hall – 1:00 a.m. – case closed After receiving a report of an injured person in the dormitory, University Police found a female sitting on the inside stairs near 7-Eleven. She had vomited and had abrasions on her face and shoulders. She was treated by EMeRG and transported to […]

Businesses brace for summer

Foggy Bottom businesses are preparing for a loss in revenue as students start to leave campus for the summer. During the past academic year, GW had about 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students – not to mention thousands of staff and visitors – on campus patronizing local businesses with cash and GWorld cards. The reduction of […]