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.

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 […]

Signing the off-campus lease

Web Extra The transition from dorm room life to off-campus housing can come with a laundry list of obstacles including installing cable television, buying furniture and paying bills. But signing a lease can throw a wrench in the process before you can deck your new stop the process before anything else. Local real estate agent […]

Scene and be seen

Lotus Lounge opened at 10 p.m. on Thursday night, but Torrey Ripinsky, David Spier and Josh Sasouness know better than to arrive on time for their own party. It’s 12:15 a.m. on a freezing Friday morning and the trio stands at the head of the line that has just begun to form. The GW sophomores […]

Do you live with the best mate?

1 Do you go to sleep. a) Early. Sleep is really important for doing well in school, and it doesn’t hurt my beauty either. b) In the middle. Depending on how much work I have and if I feel like doing it, or if I’d rather hang out with friends. c) Late. I can’t go […]

Obituary: Lucks was passionate, inspiring

Friends and family remember Jon Lucks, a 2006 GW alumnus, as a caring, smart and brave person who inspired those around him. He died at GW Hospital Feb. 27. He was 25 years old. “He was an incredibly courageous kid,” his father, Michael Lucks said. “Everyone’s dad says that – and everyone has the right […]

Two politicos to lead GSPM’s Council on American Politics

Web Extra The GW Graduate School of Political Management announced the choice of two accomplished politicos – Jack N. Gerard and Howard Paster – to lead the GW Council on American Politics, the principal advisory board to the school. “I am delighted to have the advice and counsel of Jack Gerard and Howard Paster,” said […]

GW’s prime real estate up for grabs

When it comes time to fill out housing applications, there are a few residence halls on campus that are consistently top picks. But for everyone who is anxiously awaiting their housing assignments, most times it is not the building but the room that makes all the difference. Due to the fact that each building’s layout […]