February 9, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 39

Stories from the February 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mint produces D.C. quarter

The D.C. quarter officially went into circulation last month after a year-long debate over what the coin should look like. The quarter features jazz legend Duke Ellington, whose likeness won a public contest over depictions of Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Banneker. It also bears the inscription “Justice for All” – the District’s official motto. Many […]

Law eases penalty for bars serving minors

D.C. bars will receive lighter penalties for serving alcohol to minors as a result of a new law that went into effect last month. Bars caught selling alcohol to patrons under 21 will now only face a warning for their first offense, instead of the previous punishment of a two-day liquor license suspension and a […]

Men’s basketball rolls past Fordham

The streak has been snapped. After more than six weeks, a change of calendar years, a presidential transition a few blocks east and a string of 11 defeats, the GW men’s basketball team no longer finds itself mired in a lengthy skid thanks to an 87-62 win over Fordham Saturday afternoon at Smith Center. “A […]

Historic building robbed near Thurston

A building less than a block from Thurston Hall was robbed last Sunday at around 11 p.m. and witnesses told police the suspects may have carried guns, according to a police report. A caretaker told police he saw three men leave the Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired Bacon House building on 18th and F streets […]

University plans broad dorm changes

Correction appended GW Housing programs announced broad changes to residence hall assignments for the upcoming year, highlighted by new residence halls, more spacious living and higher room prices. Quads in Thurston Hall are slated to be converted into triples for next year, and triples in City Hall will become doubles. Potomac House, formerly a sophomore […]

Three announce for top SA spots

Candidates seeking positions in the Student Association executive have begun to emerge as SA election season gears up, but the eligibility rules for candidates are still being debated within the organization. Candidate registration began Monday morning, prompting candidacy announcements from three students vying for top positions in the organization. Executive Vice President Kyle Boyer and […]

Clothes come off, show goes on

The show must go on, even if the clothes must come off. After months of negotiations with University officials, a new theater company on campus has won the right to produce a show complete with full-frontal nudity. Doug Wright’s “Quills” – which covers topics like sex, pornography, religion and censorship – is slated to show […]

Greek-letter groups host tailgate barbecue to boost school spirit

Members of the Greek-letter community rallied behind the men’s basketball team Saturday, holding a tailgate before the game aimed at creating a “state school” feel at a University that some say lacks school spirit. Two hours before the game began, members of fraternities and sororities gathered in the alley behind Townhouse Row for an outdoor […]

Dancers step up at packed Lisner showcase

An energetic, standing-room-only crowd packed into Lisner Auditorium on Saturday to cheer on local dance crews in the 12th “Step Your Game Up” step show, an annual high-energy dance showcase. Eight high school and college step groups each performed before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic crowd. The event raised over $5,000 for the […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The Kalb Report Marvin Kalb hosts a panel of four journalists to talk about the global economic crisis and the role of reporters. 8 p.m. The National Press Club Tu B’shvat ExtravAganza! The Hillel celebrates Tu B’shvat. Enjoy a chocolate fountain and plant herbs to grow in your room. 7:30 p.m. GW Hillel Tuesday […]