December 8, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 31

Stories from the December 8, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Area retailers boost discounts for GW students

As the nation looks to Washington to solve its economic dilemma, Foggy Bottom retailers are trying to weather the storm with deep discounts aimed toward GW students, one of their primary sources of revenue. Though sales on the Friday after Thanksgiving were up 3 percent from 2007, ShopperTrak, a business research firm that focuses in […]

Jewish students celebrate Hanukkah early at Hillel

Web Extra While a DJ spun tracks, students spun dreidels and crowded the dance floor during Hillel’s “Chanukah Chai-Lighter Party” Saturday night. More than a religious gathering, Hillel and the Jewish Student Association aimed to make the evening a social event, a common goal for the organizations this year. “We’re trying to get rid of […]

Slice of Life: My Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, It’s been awhile since I last wrote to you. To be honest, I’ve been a little upset ever since you didn’t bring me the Thomas the Tank Engine model train set I asked for back in kindergarten. I know I’m a bit old to be writing you, but I’d like to ask you […]

Gift ideas: Holiday shopping during a recession

To Sister: Rugby Striped Hoodie Scarf, $38 Urban Outfitters, 3222 M St. N.W. To Brother: Washington Nationals Baseball Cap, $20 – $35 Hat Zone, Pentagon City To Girlfriend: Love Charm Necklace, $49 Banana Republic, 3200 M St. N.W. To Boyfriend: USB Beverage Cooler, $23.50 To Dad: My Life Digital Photo Clock, $29.95 Brookstone, Pentagon […]

The Living Quilt Project advocates for AIDS education on campus

Web Extra The Living Quilt Project stopped at GW’s multicultural center last week to raise HIV awareness, as part of a tour of Southern states during world HIV/AIDS week. The Living Quilt is an online multimedia project currently including 43 video “patches” – testimonials of women from the Southern United States living with HIV – […]

Andrew Alberg: Hobbs should alter substitution style

Ardent followers of GW’s men’s basketball team may have thought they were experiencing déj? vu during the Colonials’ 76-53 loss to Maryland Sunday at the Verizon Center. The Terrapins moved the ball around the perimeter with purpose and precision from the opening tip, leading to a series of unguarded three-pointers that gave Maryland an early […]

Gelman to launch online system for booking rooms

Gelman Library has a solution to the cramped quarters and dearth of study space that plague students: online reservations. New technology, slated to launch in February, will allow students to book study rooms online. The program “will hopefully help alleviate the conflicts that are going on right now,” said senior Andrew Cooper, Gelman’s student liaison. […]

Hollis paces Colonials in win over Harvard

December 13, 2008 Their tickets may have billed a match-up between GW and Harvard, but those in attendance Saturday at Smith Center were treated to an impromptu performance of the Damian Hollis Show. The junior forward tied his career-high, led all scorers and matched his jersey number and career-high with 22 points in the Colonials’ […]

Cost forces students to leave GW

The day after senior Alison Brazaitis received her early decision acceptance letter to GW four years ago, she got another letter saying she was not eligible for any financial aid. The news was devastating to her family, and to make ends meet her mother took a second job. But with an economic crisis at hand […]

Square 54 on track to be complete by early 2011

University officials said last week the Square 54 complex across from the GW Hospital is on track to be open for occupancy by early 2011, after its construction began last spring. Earlier this year, project organizers predicted that Boston Properties, the site’s developer, would “reach the bottom of the hole” in their excavation of the […]