November 20, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 28

Stories from the November 20, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA increases fee for Thanksgiving airport shuttle

The Student Association doubled the fee for its bus service to area airports for the Thanksgiving holiday. Colonial Coach – a shuttle to Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport – will cost students $10, up from last year’s $5. Now in its third year of operation, the shuttle began as a free service […]

Hoax flyers allege rat infestation

Hundreds of flyers with photographs of rats falsely instructed residents of International House to evacuate the residence hall on Wednesday because of an alleged pest problem. “In the recent health and safety inspection, several rats were seen on the eigth (sic) floor of International House,” the flyer said. “Since rats have been known to carry […]

MPD chief defends officer transfer

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier defended her decision to transfer Lt. Phillip Lanciano from the Foggy Bottom area to a district in Southeast D.C. at a meeting of the Foggy Bottom Association Tuesday night. Lanciano, who often worked closely with the University and community groups, was transferred from his position after 11 years of […]

Grocery owner still in the dark about October armed robbery

Meseret Bekele, owner of the Foggy Bottom Grocery on F Street, said she goes to work every day in fear of being robbed again. A man with a gun entered the grocery on Oct. 10 and stole more than $500 after forcing Bekele at gunpoint to the basement, where the store’s safe was kept, according […]

Start your search online

University of Dreams University of Dreams offers an internship placement program that allows students to apply for positions in major cities such as New York, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and even Barcelona and Hong Kong. Not only does the program secure an internship, but it also sets up housing, meals, weekend activities and transportation to […]

Binghamton fails to stop men’s basketball

Just two minutes had elapsed in the GW men’s basketball team’s game against Binghamton University Wednesday when Wynton Witherspoon intercepted a Bearcat pass. Witherspoon sprinted down the floor with one BU player to beat – but instead of trying to score himself, he bounced a behind-the-back pass to a trailing Damian Hollis. Hollis grabbed the […]

Snapshot: Metro Madness

Anne Wernikoff/assistant photo editor Passengers formed a line around the block in front of the Foggy Bottom Metro Station to use one escalator as a result of broken escalators during rush hour Wednesday night.

Knapp praises Greek-letter community growth

University President Steven Knapp discussed the growth of Greek-letter life on campus and its effects on the University at the second annual Greek Summit on Tuesday. The discussion was organized by the president’s office to convene a dialogue between the administration and the Greek-letter community. Knapp said he has been amazed with Greek-letter life on […]

Bolivian president looks to form bond with Obama

In the midst of rapidly crumbling relations between Bolivia and the United States, left-wing Bolivian President Evo Morales told an audience at American Tuesday night that he looks forward to forging ties with President-elect Barack Obama – in his first speech ever in the District. GW’s Latin and hemispheric studies department co-sponsored the event, along […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Gobble Fest!!! – A Thanksgiving Relay Celebrate the upcoming holiday by taking part in a relay to see who can make five traditional Thanksgiving dishes first. $20 per team 7 p.m. Kogan Plaza Friday Kazakh National Folk Orchestra “Otrat Sazy” Hear traditional music of Kazakhstan from the masters of nomadic music. 6 p.m. Jack […]