November 5, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 24

Stories from the November 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Number of students on campus nears limit

The University was 60 students away from exceeding the city-imposed enrollment cap for the Foggy Bottom campus this semester, likely reflecting increased interest in the University, but posing a problem for GW’s future growth. With the level of students close to reaching the full-time student cap, the University is looking for ways to decrease the […]

Community group launches retail survey

Foggy Bottom residents are hungry – for a place to buy groceries. Community members expressed their desire for a new supermarket and other retail options, like casual restaurants and nail salons, as part of a community poll held online over the summer. The results of the consumer-retail survey were explained at a community meeting Tuesday. […]

Campus politicos react to election results

The GW College Democrats and College Republicans eagerly awaited results of the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial elections Tuesday night after months of campaigning, but in the end it was only the young GOPers who had reason to party. Both groups held separate election night parties in the Marvin Center to watch election results come […]

Duques security will continue

The University Police Department will continue to keep an officer posted outside of Duques Hall as a “security presence,” in response to an assault on a student in the building last month, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said this week. Stafford said that while Duques is the only building with continued extra security, the department is […]

University begins search for new chief of police

University officials have begun the search for a new University Police chief, after current Chief Dolores Stafford announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year. “We’re just at the beginning of the process, because she just announced that she’s leaving,” Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said. “We are going to […]

FoBoGro receives new deli license

A D.C. agency told the new owners of FoBoGro they could legally operate a deli Wednesday – ending what had been a major point of contention between the new management and a community group protesting the store. But there is still another battle to fight – the two parties remain deadlocked over the store’s proposed […]

Yogin Kothari: Don’t fire Hobbs… yet

Over the past two years, many fans of GW’s men’s basketball have called for the firing of our energetic head coach, Karl Hobbs. Some have criticized his coaching strategies, others his dealings with players and media. Obviously, the fact that the team has faced two consecutive losing seasons after successfully reaching the NCAA Tournament in […]

University expects fewer resignations

Although several high profile University officials are set to leave GW at the end of the academic year, a University financial officer said other GW employees are reluctant to leave their positions in the sluggish economy, and the University will not save any funds this year due to vacancies. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou […]

Spotlight: Direction of biblical proportions

The cast list is up and preparations have started for Forbidden Planet Production’s “Children of Eden,” which opens in February of next year. Director Benjamin Pollack, a senior who will tackle the epic musical, gave Hatchet Arts a peek into why he chose this biblical experience to embark on. Why did you choose this play […]

Bradley Dlatt: A great time to double the impact

As one undergraduate student among more than 10,000, it is pretty easy to think your voice does not matter. After all, one vote does not decide a major election and one fan screaming cannot change the outcome of a sporting event. However, when we talk to friends or roommates and exchange ideas, the voice of […]