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.

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 […]

Notebook: Lee steps up, scores career high 14 pts

CINCINNATI — A fan favorite since walking on at the beginning of last season, second-year player Johnny Lee stepped out of his usual role as a set-up man in the men’s basketball team’s 66-56 loss at No. 9/11 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Xavier Saturday evening. The 5-foot-8 point guard was also a scoring threat against the […]

Single dorms are in high demand

Web Extra The single life at GW is thriving, but these singles are not necessarily lacking significant others. Dorm rooms for individual students – singles – are located primarily in Mitchell, Strong and Pelham halls, and they are in high demand, said Seth Weinshel, director of assignments at GW Housing Programs. “The institution knows that […]

Alumnus dies after fall in bar

Click here to read Lucks’ friends and family reflect on his life. A 2006 graduate died at GW Hospital Wednesday after falling in McFadden’s Saloon. Twenty-five-year-old Jon Lucks suffered severe head trauma after falling, according to witness and medical examiner reports. At around 2 a.m., Lucks was drinking in the bar located at 24th Street […]

Nader re-emerges as a candidate

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader justified his fifth-straight bid for the presidency by saying he will bring attention to issues not considered by major party candidates, during his campaign’s first rally held Thursday at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Earlier Thursday, the 74-year-old consumer advocate announced his running mate, Matt Gonzalez, a civil rights […]

Mount Vernon to offer less expensive options for freshmen

Web Extra Some Mount Vernon residence halls will be among the cheapest available to incoming freshmen this fall. University President Knapp and the Board of Trustees identified Cole, Clark, Hensley and Merriweather as residence halls the University will offer students who receive financial aid at a price about $1,500 cheaper than this year’s lowest rates. […]

Keeping chic on the cheap

It is that time of year when there are three things on everyone’s mind: midterms, spring break and housing assignments. Maybe you are a rising senior eager to snag a prime quad in Ivory Tower, or a freshman merely praying that you won’t get stuck kitchen-less in Potomac House. No matter what your living situation […]