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.

Questions abound as GW enters critical stretch

There was a rare moment of respite for Karl Hobbs Saturday afternoon. The GW men’s basketball team just laid an 80-63 beating on St. Bonaventure at Smith Center after losing to Massachusetts three days earlier in Amherst, Mass. When asked if he was happy with his team’s execution against St. Bonaventure, Hobbs thought for a […]

Graduation to be on Mall for second year

Commencement will be held on the National Mall for the second year in a row, University officials said last week. Last year’s ceremony was moved from the Ellipse – the large circular lawn south of the White House – to the Mall because of renovations. Nearby construction may continue into May of this year, which […]

Andew Siddons: Get out before it’s too late

I’m looking forward to graduating for many reasons, but one of them is that I’ll no longer have to deal with GW housing. I wish I had left it behind two years ago, never looking back at its myriad bureaus and frustrating policies. Don’t make the same mistake I did – move out while you […]

Staff Editorial: Replace CNN with a high-caliber partner

It’s the end of an era. CNN is terminating its partnership with GW – one that presumably attracted hordes of students to the University. Following the loss of this valuable recruiting tool, administrators must wisely choose a new partner to make use of the Jack Morton Auditorium. Part of the allure of the terminated partnership […]

Gary Livacari & Peter Glessing: The children of the 60s

The passing of President Gerald Ford re-ignited the national dialogue over the greatest generation, the generation inspired by Pearl Harbor. Some say the horrors of Sept. 11 have similarly shaped Generation Y and will give us an honored place in history alongside our World War II grandparents. But the political cynicism prevalent on GW’s campus […]

Week in Review Slideshow

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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 […]