January 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 34

Stories from the January 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Foggy Bottom resident sues to block Marriott construction

An active Foggy Bottom community member is suing the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment to block the construction of a Marriott hotel adjacent to the 1959 E Street residence hall. The BZA and the developer’s contractor, Tyler and Associates, are defending the proposal. In February, Tyler and Associates applied to build a Courtyard Marriott Hotel […]

Engineering School gets grant for advanced computing center

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has become a home for some of the world’s most advanced computer systems. The National Science Foundation announced last month that it would award GW with the funding to create a Center for High Performance Reconfigurable Computing in Tompkins Hall. The initiative is helping pave the way for […]

D.C. leaders consider lessening bar, nightclub smoking ban

Less than a month after a smoking ban in D.C. bars and nightclubs came into effect, city leaders are considering easing the ban on businesses that may lose money from the changes. The law follows an April 2006 prohibition of smoking in District restaurants. The new ban affects businesses that rely on alcohol sales, but […]

Sophomore admits to marijuana possession, distribution

A second sophomore in two months is facing charges of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. Sophomore Isa Madyun pled guilty to his charge and is awaiting sentencing this week. He admitted to selling and consuming marijuana and has agreed to a misdemeanor charge. Madyun did not respond to interview requests from The Hatchet […]

Staff Editorial: Incrementalism is the key to 4×4 success

As GW’s academic departments near the full implementation of the University Writing program, students and faculty have mixed feelings about these initiatives. The actual phasing in of the new writing curriculum, however, provides a strong model for the implementation of future academic programs, most specifically the move to a four-class, four-credit semester. The University Writing […]

Gabriel Okolski: Working hard, or hardly working?

Liberal arts majors have it easy. Throughout my three and a half years as a political science major at this esteemed institution, I have been able to achieve a surprising number of A’s in my major classes with relative ease. Judging from what my Bachelor of Arts-oriented friends have to say, I am not the […]

Sean Smith & Michael Weil: A Democratic obligation

The reason why we find ourselves in a position of impotency is not because our only powerful potential enemy has sent men to invade our shores, but rather because of the traitorous actions of those who have been treated so well by this Nation,” Senator Joseph McCarthy said during his speech at Wheeling, W. Va. […]

The most flexible teacher training

The Department of Exercise Science is offering 13 yoga classes to accommodate the number of students clamoring to learn the ancient spiritual practice. While students could go virtually anywhere in this city to take a yoga class, GW offers the truly passionate something different – the opportunity to learn how to become a yoga instructor […]

The absence of an autism epidemic

When GW professor Roy Richard Grinker’s two-year-old daughter Isabel was diagnosed with autism in 1994, he knew it would affect the rest of their lives. But he didn’t anticipate how much this personal situation would impact his professional life. While a diagnosis for young Isabel’s symptoms – which typically include having problems with social interaction, […]

Trying not to be terrified

Junior Sam Buchbinder, a double major in political communications and Judaic studies, is spending the spring semester studying at Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel. A few times this semester he, along with other students spread out across the globe, will share his experiences and observations abroad as one of The Hatchet’s “GW expats.” […]