February 15, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 41

Stories from the February 15, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sq. 54 vote delayed again

The D.C. Zoning Commission postponed its decision on the future of Square 54, the vacant lot across from the GW Hospital, at its meeting Monday night. The proposed mixed-use complex, which includes 84,000 square feet in commercial space, more than 300 residential apartments and business offices, was submitted to the commission last spring. The Square […]

Charles Schummer discusses new book, Iraq, and ’08 race

Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-N.Y.), speaking at GW Tuesday night, said the key to the Democrats’ success in future elections is to focus on the middle class of America. Schumer spoke to students in an event sponsored by the College Democrats in the Jack Morton Auditorium. His discussion focused on his new book, “Positively America,” […]

SA, MCGB elections, violations begin

Let the complaining begin. The official campaign period for the general election began Tuesday and 50 complaints were filed with the Joint Elections Committee that day against candidates who could be running for positions in the Student Association, Marvin Center Governing Board, or Program Board, according to the election oversight body. JEC Investigator Jeff Goodman, […]

SA lobbies for University to stop using Social Security numbers

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution last week recommending that students have the option to remove their Social Security numbers from their transcripts. The University phased out Social Security numbers from the library and GWeb portal systems last semester, but some students are still concerned about the numbers appearing on official transcripts. The resolution […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 2/11/07 – Thurston Hall – 2:58 a.m. – case closed A University Police Department officer requested to see a student’s GWorld card in Thurston Hall. The student became loud and verbally abusive to the officer. He fled the scene, leaving his GWorld in possession of the officer. – Referred to Student Judicial Services […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday SA Election Debate Presidential and vice-presidential candidates will field questions and present their views on the issues. Refreshments will be available at a reception afterwards. 7 to 9 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Sponsored by The Hatchet and the Student Association Ambassador John W. McDonald Join this distinguished scholar for a discussion on ethnic conflict […]

Johnny Rockets set to open in April

The Johnny Rockets restaurant being built in the Shops at 2000 Penn will open in April, two months later than expected. Normal construction and permit delays were the main cause of the two-month delay, said Johnny Rockets’ Senior Vice President for Development Mike Dobrota. He added that most retail businesses would like a quicker permit […]

Kappa Kappa Gamma is pilot group for philanthropic organization

The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority adopted Reading is Fundamental as its national philanthropy last month. The chapter had previously organized community service events such as the annual Kappa Kickball and other fundraisers, but the sorority did not have a nationally supported philanthropy until recently. The chapter was chosen to be a “pilot chapter” for the […]

Evolving debate

Remember that whole intelligent design controversy a little while back? If you don’t, it might be worth it to take some time and reflect. This Thursday, for one night only at the Avalon Theatre, you can catch a screening of “Flock of Dodos,” a documentary about the so-called controversy. Thankfully, the film is less esoteric […]

Unearth, Slayer bring metal to D.C.

“Shit, someone just gave me a bottle of booze, sweet!” I was on the phone with Buz McGrath, one of two guitarists from Unearth. The Boston-based metalcore band had been on the road for six days touring with metal legends Slayer. “So far the tour has been going great,” Buz told me over the phone […]