January 28, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 36

Stories from the January 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

CVS may occupy vacant space in Shops at 2000 Penn

CVS pharmacy is in talks with the University to occupy the former Tower Records space at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. The location at 21st and H streets has been empty since Tower Records, which rented the space since 1984, left last spring. University spokesperson Tracy Schario said other companies are interested in the space, but she […]

Weekly Checkup: “Beer Jackets”

On a cold winter night it may feel like a shot of alcohol is the next best thing to a warm coat – but research has proven that the opposite is true – and alcohol can actually decrease core body temperature. Dr. Randall Packer, the deputy chair of the department of biological sciences, explained how […]

City tackles rodent resurgence

Correction appended. Complaints about rodents increased in the District for the first time in seven years, and University and city officials are responding with increased pest control efforts. In 1999, Mayor Anthony Williams held a pest control summit to eliminate the city’s rodent population through public education. Since then, complaints have dropped significantly each year […]

Study Break: Murky Coffee Clarendon

When the workload is heavy and the library is packed, a frantic student might panic for the nearest Starbucks, but the smart ones know that Murky Coffee in Arlington, Va., is a practical alternative. Originally located in a tiny walk-up window in Georgetown, the new Arlington Murky Coffee is bigger, better and booming. With a […]

Snapshot: Boat Blues

Photo Credit: Nick Gingold /photo editor Fredric Truslow attempts to save his son’s remote control boat from the icy waters of a pond on the National Mall Sunday afternoon.

Evangelist leaders debate on panel

Web Extra Evangelical leaders gathered at Jack Morton Auditorium last week to discuss the qualities they hope to find in a 2008 presidential candidate. “There is a really interesting conversation going on in the Evangelical community,” said moderator Steve Waldman of Beliefnet.com. He opened the discussion by saying, “There is still a lot of stereotyping, […]

Taking a leap of faith in dating

When 30 students crowded into the basement of the Hillel building wearing bold numbers taped to their chests, it looked as if a marathon was about to start. These students were here for a very different game: speed dating. On Thursday night Hillel hosted its first speed dating night – complete with candlelit tables and […]

GW Brief: Firewall inventor to teach workshops for the Law School

The man responsible for creating the first commercially successful Internet firewall is set to join the Law School’s Creative and Innovative Economy Center as a research fellow. David Pensak will offer a series of workshops across the globe for senior technology managers and students on “innovention” while based at GW. Through the workshops, Pensak said […]

Business School goes green, gets rank

Web Extra The Aspen Institute ranked GW’s School of Business 13th on its list of schools that effectively integrate social and environmental stewardship into their curricula and research. “For the last seven or eight years we have been offering these courses and traditionally ranked very high,” said Prabir Bagchi, senior associate dean in the School […]

Despite losses to Army, swimming celebrates senior day

Heading into the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams’ final home meet of the season, the seniors were not to be ignored. Standing above everyone else on the starting blocks before the meet began, seniors Drew Boudreau and Mark DeSimone led chants that echoed around the basement of Smith Center. A few minutes later, […]