January 16, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 32

Stories from the January 16, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Computerized assignment process replaces housing lottery system

The New Year is bringing a new housing selection process for returning students that will more closely resemble the way rising freshmen receive rooms. The lottery system, whereby students chose available rooms during time slots governed by randomly assigned numbers, is being replaced by an assignment system called iHousing (“i” for individual). A computer program […]

Gelman Starbucks open 24 hours during test-run

Students can now buy coffee all night long in the heart of campus. The Starbucks coffee shop located in the ground floor of Gelman Library will be open 24 hours during the week in a 90-day trial period, said Robert Howell, a Starbucks district manager. The store will be the first 24-hour location in D.C. […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Free Group Fitness Classes Tuesday through Sunday Lerner Health and Wellness Center Multipurpose Room Sponsored by GW Campus Recreation Back to School Breakfast Free coffee and donuts to welcome all students back. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by the Student Activities Center MLK Exhibition and Birthday Celebration Experience the life and times […]

Vern Express changes route, hours

The Vern Express spring semester schedule has been increased to include departures every 15 minutes until 2 a.m. on the weekends. The shuttles departed every half hour last semester. Mount Vernon officials have also decided to keep the shuttle stop located at 25th and Virginia Avenue, claiming student feedback warranted the decision. The stop provides […]

Former professor heads to federal prison

A former engineering professor was sentenced to five months in federal prison in late December for embezzling $80,000 from the GW National Crash Analysis Center from 2002 to 2004. The sentence is the minimum for Paul Bedewi’s level of criminal action, according to court documents. The maximum was 10 years in prison. Bedewi fraudulently doled […]

GW surgeons treat senator now in recovery

The balance of power in the legislative branch of the federal government is in the hands of GW doctors. U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) underwent brain surgery late Dec. 13 after being rushed to GW Hospital in the afternoon for experiencing stroke-like symptoms. Doctors have called the surgery a success throughout the past month, and […]

Writing and harmonizing

Sophomore Mackenzie Lawrence, a member of a cappella group the GW Vibes, is very passionate about music. But when she couldn’t find an outlet to journalistically express and discuss her interests, she decided to do the next best thing – create her own. “I recognized the need for students to have an artistic outlet – […]

Students head to NYC for Levi’s contest

Two of the eight winners of Levi’s Style Search, a modeling contest that more than 2,000 students entered nationwide, are GW students. Graduate student Kyle Renner and sophomore Sarah Piscitelli will receive a trip to New York City for the day-long photo shoot and a $250 Levi’s shopping spree. Both were entered by having their […]

Shakespeare in your free time

In high school, Shakespeare was required reading, but in college Shakespeare can be a leisurely activity. That’s the goal of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, a D.C. venue that recently launched a new student liaison program aimed to attract a newer, younger audience to the 7th Street Northwest playhouse. The Theatre Company will enlist two to […]

Weekly check up: The dangers of secondhand smoke

Walking by the entrance to Gelman Library or any residence hall, it’s commonplace to encounter a cloud of cigarette smoke at the door. Most students have been exposed to secondhand smoke on campus, and have heard of the ensuing health dangers. But is secondhand smoke as injurious to your lungs as the media and anti-smoking […]