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.

Donald Parsons: Cologne Cathedral on 23rd Street?

Like many European commercial centers, Cologne began building a cathedral of extraordinary ambition in the Middle Ages, only to see it remain unfinished for centuries. A work crane hovered over the incomplete south tower and the city for four centuries. GW is proposing a similar “business model” for its monolithic science and engineering building, with […]

Local liquor stores seek exemptions to single-sale beer ban

Some local liquor stores may still be allowed to sell single bottles of beer and malt liquor if they get a waiver to circumvent a ban on single sales that will take effect in fewer than 10 days. Representatives from Riverside Liquors, The Wine Specialist and the West End Market, three local liquor sellers, lobbied […]

Eshawn Rawlley: Repairing our patchwork quilt

In a statement released last Thursday, the College Democrats expressed how “tremendously upset” they were that “the organization’s trust was violated” by the member of their executive board who perpetrated an act of bigotry in their office. Not only was the trust of the executive board violated, but so was the trust of our community […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of GW’s ups and downs: Thumbs Up: Twombly follows up on prior promise by resigning On Friday, Greta Twombly, chief of staff to Student Association President Vishal Aswani, resigned from her post. At the end of last semester, Aswani’s cabinet threatened to resign if he did not “shape up.” It is […]

Andrew Pazdon: You thought that was snow?

The president and I seem to have something in common: We are both having difficulty fathoming why D.C. gets so worked up over a little wintry weather. As I write this, my home state of New Hampshire is preparing to receive a common snowstorm of about 10 inches of snow. A half-inch of snow plus […]

Letter to the Editor

h4>Martha’s Marathon is a valued tradition Over the last two years the Residence Hall Association has attempted to revamp a long standing tradition within the GW community. Martha’s Marathon of Birthday Bargains is currently in its 44th year at this University. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event go to support the general […]

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 […]