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.

Registration through the ages

Housing selection for GW students takes no more than a few clicks at their home computers. But iHousing, the Web-based program the University used to assign housing, is still in its infancy. Less than 10 years ago, students lined up inside Marvin Center to fight for rooms. Over the years, housing registration has advanced with […]

Flu hits GW students hard

The number of people who have contracted the flu has increased at GW and nationwide. Isabel Goldenberg, the medical director at Student Health Service, said more than 100 students have come into her office with the flu. More than 40 people in February alone had flu-like symptoms, last year when compared with there were only […]

Students utilize the Web when looking for apartments

Web Extra Benjamin Richards had 24 hours in D.C. to visit apartment buildings and sign a lease before starting classes at the GW Law School, so he scoured online apartment listings from his home in Georgia before making the trip to the District. “I just didn’t have the time to roam around D.C. looking for […]

Using the ukulele to ‘Sell Your Ideas’

Three summers ago, senior Alex Abnos went on tour through the Midwest with The White Foliage, a two-person band he met through an online forum. In Iowa, they landed a show at a nice venue, but just one person showed up to hear them. Hoping to avoid this situation in the future, Abnos said he […]

Aswani, Kozlowski head to run off

Two Student Association senators will move on to a runoff election for president while a current cabinet member won his election for executive vice president, the Joint Election Committee announced late Thursday night. Presidential candidates and SA Sens. Vishal Aswani (SEAS-U) and Kevin Kozlowski (U-at-Large) will face off in a runoff election set to take […]

Alumnus runs for Congress in Virginia

Web Extra GW alumnus Drew Richardson’s decision to run for the Democratic nomination in Virginia’s sixth Congressional District places him on a long list of GW alumni who have run for local, state and national office. But in his district, it may be a futile choice. “There are a bunch of important issues right now, […]

Living in off-campus housing on or near

The lure of living in an apartment outside the University’s jurisdiction draws many GW students to sign leases in Foggy Bottom apartment complexes, turning them into de-facto GW dorms. These buildings offer the advantage of being close to campus, while also offering a taste of independent living. Many of these buildings, considered on-campus off-campus housing […]

Justin Guiffre: Involving election losers

It seems almost fitting that a campus that loves elections so much couldn’t stop at just one in deciding the next Student Association president. After an intense campaigning cycle, we will be subjected to more days of fliers, posters and the occasional free water bottle with a candidate’s name plastered all over them. But now […]

Some neigborhoods offer cheap rents

Students living off-campus have a variety of options when it comes to choosing where to live, but price and location tend to be the main concerns. Being near campus might be convenient for classes, but other D.C. neighborhoods and locations just outside the District offer a variety of benefits ranging from low rent to cultural […]

Knapp visits new South Korean president

University President Steven Knapp traveled to South Korea last week to attend the inauguration of the country’s new president, who taught international business at GW in 1999 as a visiting scholar. In addition to celebrating President Lee Myung-bak’s transition into power, Knapp took the trip as a way to strengthen the University’s long relationship with […]