March 3, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 46

Stories from the March 3, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Washington Circle to be revamped

Two city agencies have proposed major renovations to Washington Circle in order to make the area safer and more accessible for pedestrians. The National Parks Service and the District Department of Transportation presented a plan at a public meeting last month that will include more crosswalks and handicap ramps, chain link fencing to line the […]

Corrections and Clarifications

In “OG Oyiborhoro: Leader of tomorrow” (Feb. 25, p. B3), The Hatchet erroneously reported that the Indian Students Association endorsed Oyiborhoro. The South Asian Society endorsed him. In “GW Brief: Ambassador of Afghanistan” (Feb. 25, p. A2), The Hatchet erroneously identified Ravidran Alfreds as a senior presidential fellow. He is a presidential administrative fellow. In […]

Professors call dorms home

As a political science professor living in International House, Steven Kelts said he sometimes gets funny looks when he walks into his building at 11 p.m. on a weekend. “A group of girls was standing in the lobby and admitting students into the building for a party, which they probably weren’t supposed to be doing,” […]

Seniors honored in win over Fordham

One by one, over a succession of dead balls, they left the Smith Center court for the last time, hugging head coach Joe McKeown and a string of teammates on their way to the end of the bench. GW’s quartet of seniors each received hearty applause as they departed the floor, not just for their […]

Men’s basketball almost upsets Xavier

CINCINNATI – Xavier head coach Sean Miller said his No. 9/11 Musketeers (AP, ESPN/USA Today) played their worst game in a year and a half in 66-56 win over the GW men’s basketball team Saturday night. While Miller was visibly displeased after the game, he should not have been all that surprised. What Miller, and […]

Sex Column: “Binging on Boys”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you an anonymous columnist, Delilah, to report on sex at GW. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. The morning after my cowboy rumble, I quickly swooped my disheveled hair up into a ponytail and tiptoed down […]

Brett Kaplan: Working toward a new education

The industrial revolution took hold of our economy and evolved over time. Such inventions as the steam engine, which powered railway transportation and shipping had miraculous effects. Around 1850, a light bulb was introduced, which provided the general population with access to safe indoor lighting. Then, in the last decades of the 1800s, the automobile […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Indoctrinate U Screening A screening of the award-winning documentary about the violations of freedom taking place on college campuses across the country. 9 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater, Third floor Sponsored by the College Libertarians Tuesday Third Annual Off-Campus Student Services Fair Sponsored by IKEA, the fair will feature all the tools needed […]

Professor laments D.C. housing costs

Housing costs are higher than ever, and as the possibility of a recession looms, affordable housing is a major concern for D.C. residents. Joseph Howell, a part-time professor in the honors program, started working to fix D.C.’s housing problem more than 30 years ago when he developed St. Mary’s Court, an affordable apartment complex for […]

Staff Editorial: Standardize infomail service

The latest news release sent out across the GW Infomail system on Friday afternoon has called into focus the abuse and lack of standardization that borders on leaving this vital service meaningless. As this page has stated before, the Infomail service has an important role for our city campus but must be used prudently. In […]