February 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 37

Stories from the February 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Metro discount stalled

Student Association leaders began lobbying for a reduced Metro fare for D.C. area students almost a year ago, but the project is now in the hands of the University and Metro officials and progress has come to a standstill – though administrators remain optimistic. Michael Akin, executive director of international, government and community affairs, said […]

University settles harassment suit

A former GW housekeeper who sued the University for alleged sexual discrimination by her supervisor settled with the school out of court this month. Helen Fisher, a former facilities management employee, sued the University in March 2008 for violating the Civil Rights Act, requesting a $6 million judgment. She reached a settlement with the University […]

Famed author teaches at GW

Edward P. Jones, a renowned fiction author and visiting professor at GW, treated literature buffs to a reading from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Known World” in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday evening. The event kicked off a campus-wide reading of Jones’s novel, which will feature discussions led by GW faculty and additional readings throughout […]

Project Development

Dressed in his finest blazer and supported by a PowerPoint presentation, Bram de Roos spoke eagerly about professionalism, sustainability and commitment to a room full of students on Thursday night. Though the atmosphere seemed akin to that of a board meeting at a major organization, Roos was not attempting to sell a corporate project. Instead […]

Sex Column: Feeling cheated

Upon observing the behavior of a few of my friends, I reached the conclusion that the average college student is absolutely terrified of being cheated on. We all know that it happens and there’s a good chance we’ve been directly involved. Enrollment in college is essentially the world’s best excuse for promiscuity, and even if […]

Vern Express supervisor keeps shuttles running smoothly

Few know his first name, but almost everyone on the Mount Vernon Campus knows his signature phrase: “Take ’em on down now.” Mr. Plummer – who said he only shares his first name with those who win his respect – is the supervisor of The Vern Express, a difficult but often unnoticed job on GW’s […]

Dropping school for rock and roll

Some college students dream of leaving school and touring with a band. Others, like Louie Diller, simply go for it. Until spring 2008, Diller was a GW student in the Elliott School of International Affairs, with a concentration in international affairs and a minor in jazz studies. But instead of returning for his sophomore year, […]

Squash sweeps doubleheader

When senior Brad Birenbaum enrolled at GW to play squash, he entered a program that was in just its third year at the varsity level and had never held a home match. Three years later, the Pennsylvania native is the captain of the nation’s 22nd-ranked team, which beat Drexel and the University of North Carolina […]

GW women’s team win’s ‘nail biter’

After going through a bit of a mid-winter funk, the Colonials were on a roll as they visited La Salle Saturday, having reeled off five straight conference victories. While they were ultimately able to extend that streak to six, doing so did not come easily. GW came away with a 72-70 victory only after surviving […]