September 5, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 5

Stories from the September 5, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Construction projects continue across campus

As new freshman residence hall Potomac House opened its doors last week, GW continues work on several major construction projects. One main project is the remodeling of Monroe Hall and the Hall of Government on G Street between 21st and 22nd streets. The $23 million project, which began in May 2006, is expected to be […]

Campus grocery options change

District Market, formerly located in the Marvin Center basement, will relocate and more closely resemble the old Provisions convenience store. Opened after the J Street remodeling in summer 2004, District Market was a full grocery store including a deli. GW’s new food-service provider Sodexho relocated District Market to the upper level of J Street and […]

SA seeks four new judges

The Student Association Court may be one of the most overlooked aspects of student government. That may change this year. The court has the potential to be a showdown highlighting the divisions within GW’s student government. The court settles disputes involving the SA, such as constitutional issues and election appeals. The SA constitution mandates that […]

City reacts to HIV rate report

D.C. officials launched a citywide HIV testing campaign this summer in response to reports that the District has the highest rate of new AIDS cases of any major U.S. city. The 2005 report, published by the D.C. Appleseed Center and the law firm of Hogan and Hartson, estimates that one in 20 D.C. residents is […]

GW proposes H Street crosswalk

A pedestrian crosswalk across H Street with “GW” written on the asphalt was part of a University presentation at GW Hospital Wednesday about enhancing campus presence. The increase in GW’s street branding was described in detail at the streetscape meeting that focused on the look and feel of streets on campus and solicited community feedback. […]

A long trek back home

Rudy Perecin Mareno always knew he wanted to go back to Brazil. A 2005 graduate, he grew up in Sao Paulo before moving to the U.S. for six years to go to college and work. This summer he sold all of his belongings with the goal of settling in Brazil’s poorest state and starting a […]

GW Blind Date: A freshman attraction?

East meets West when two freshmen, Sriram from California and Gillian from Massachusetts, are set up by The Hatchet on a blind date. It happened at Foggy Bottom’s T.G.I. Friday’s on their second night living in the District. Gillian: I’ve never been on a blind date before, so I didn’t expect to click. He was […]

On this day in history

Every date throughout the year has some significance – from historical moments to celebrity news to sports trivia. Read below to find out what important events occurred on September 5 throughout history: In 1774, the First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia where delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies discussed grievances with Britain. In 1882, […]

The fruits of labor

Every year on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is celebrated across the nation. Students don’t have school, no one goes to work and even the federal government shuts down, but what exactly are Americans commemorating? While Labor Day unofficially signals the end of summer, anyone taking a day off from work is automatically […]

New building on the block

It sure is a far cry from his room in Crawford Hall last year. Junior Phil Kaminski and his two roommates scoured the District before deciding the new 2400 M Street apartments were the place to be. With salmon-colored granite counter tops, hi-tech kitchen appliances, full bathrooms for every bedroom, walk-in closets, washer and dryer […]