February 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 39

Stories from the February 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Bar Belle: Marshall’s

Marshall’s 2524 L St. N.W., Washington D.C., 20037 What’s a drinker to do on a Tuesday night when the pretty young things at McFadden’s have turned you down and the tables at 51st State have all filled up? If you’re a salt-and-pepper forty-something with a short-term memory problem and a big credit limit, you head […]

A recent rivalry

The writing is on the wall at Xavier – literally. When talking about the Musketeers – for years the cream of the crop in the Atlantic 10 – Karl Hobbs mentions the jerseys hanging on the wall of Cintas Center in Cincinnati. They commemorate the 13 former Xavier players that have found their way on […]

Finding fun in engineering: profile of professor W.M. Kim Roddis

Professor W.M. Kim Roddis teaches at GW, but in a way, she instructs students across the nation every day. Roddis, an expert on civil engineering, developed software that thousands of students use in scores of engineering programs around the nation. She developed a CD in response to her observation that engineers are often visual learners. […]

‘A big game’

The GW’s men’s basketball game Saturday comes under a set of unusual circumstances. The Colonials (15-6, 6-3 Atlantic 10) are playing to avoid its first three-game losing streak since the 2003-2004 season, when the team lost four in a row. The game is also on national television (ESPN2) and Smith Center is sold out, both […]

Staff Editorial: Focus on syllabus access only

There is almost nothing more frustrating along the academic path through GW than the lack of information provided about courses prior to registration. An often out-of-date class bulletin, cryptic course titles and the lack of consistency in similar courses taken with different professors confounds students and forces them into classes without sufficiently articulated expectations. A […]

GW provides counter-terrorism training to mall security guards

A new GW program is helping train shopping mall security guards to prevent terrorism. For the past 18 months, the GW Homeland Security Policy Institute has been working to develop and administer a 14-hour program to train mall security guards to recognize signs of evolving terrorist attacks and to take preventative measures. The International Counsel […]

Sam Salkin: Cast your political net closer to home

Washington is an attractive place for GW students to spend their four undergraduate years for reasons ranging from its rich history to being the other city not too far from New Jersey. Chances are, however, that most GW students are attracted to D.C. for those important buildings located on or near Pennsylvania Avenue. But there […]

Soggy Bottom: frozen water pipes rupture, flood four campus buildings

The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures has dealt a heavy blow to campus water pipes since Tuesday. Four buildings experienced flooding after pipes ruptured in the Marvin Center, the hospital, a sorority townhouse and the Law School, prompting evacuations into weather in the mid-20s. Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Lindsay said the unseasonably cold weather […]