November 2, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 23

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

Colonials take the court

Plenty of questions surround the men’s basketball team as it enters this season with a roster boasting six freshmen and two players working their way back from injury. At Thursday evening’s Colonials Home Court Advantage Tour, fans had their first chance to see the team in action, watching the players practice and having the opportunity […]

Legislators kick off speaker series

Two of Congress’ most outspoken members discussed partisanship in Washington at a kickoff event for the Youth Leadership Speaker Series on Thursday. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Rep. Betsy Markey, D-Colo., headlined the event held at the Library of Congress. The discussion was the first of seven in a series geared toward increasing interaction between […]

Student business aims to bring bulk shopping to the masses

Web Exclusive Junior Konrad Kopczynski has been buying snack food and other products for his GW residence hall room from Costco since he got to campus in 2007 – but just recently turned his bulk shopping habits into a business. Last summer, when he realized there was no company on or near campus to provide […]

Total crime in Foggy Bottom decreases

Despite several violent assaults near campus in the last few months, overall crime in Foggy Bottom has been lower in 2009 than it was in 2008. This year, total crime in the Police Service Area 207, which encompasses the Foggy Bottom campus, is down by 6 percent from the same time period last year, according […]

Interior Department approves construction of MLK memorial

Web Exclusive More than a decade after then-President Bill Clinton authorized the construction of a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in the District, the Department of the Interior has granted permission to start construction. At a ceremony on Oct. 29, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed the construction permit alongside Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president […]

Architects hired for Science and Engineering Complex

A Philadelphia-based architectural firm has been hired by the University to design the initial phases of the most expensive project in University history – the Science and Engineering Complex – University officials said last week. Ballinger Architects was selected out of 15 architectural firms from across the country to plan the initial concepts and programming […]

SPHHS students take first place in national tournament

Web Exclusive Four School of Public Health and Health Services students placed first in the National Association of Health Services Executives Case Competition earlier this month for their work in devising a cost-efficient health care system. Second-year graduate students Tony Huynh, Laura Munroe and Angela Raphael and first-year student, Maha Sampathkumar – all from the […]

Juliette Dallas-Feeney: The unpaid revolution

A revolution is coming. And it will not be funded. At least for now. Who’s going to revolt? Unpaid interns. I’m a three-time unpaid intern. No stipends, no transportation reimbursements, no paid lunches. In fact, for credit-based internships, my parents have technically had to pay for me to be an intern. This is the norm […]

City plans to bring streetcar service to the District

Streetcars may be returning to areas of the city now that the District Department of Transportation has completed its study of transit options for D.C. The department introduced its study’s findings and plans to bring back streetcars at an open house presentation with residents of Ward 2 at Hyde Elementary School in Georgetown on Oct. […]