January 11, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 32

Stories from the January 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

FoBoGro wins battle over alcohol license, late hours

In a major victory for the new ownership of FoBoGro, the store’s management team has procured an alcohol license from the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration and won the ongoing dispute with the West End Citizen’s Association over the store’s hours, which will be from 7 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. The decision […]

Staff Editorial: SEAS and the buyout

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has taken on a new direction and as the old adage goes: out with the old and in with the new. For SEAS, research is definitely in. Last month, the school offered buyout packages to 39 faculty members. The letters to these professors cited a renewed emphasis on […]

SA dining chair resigns

The chair of the Dining Services Commission stepped down from her position before winter break, leaving the chair vacant at the start of the spring semester, Student Association President Julie Bindelglass said Friday. Sophomore Kim Neu told The Hatchet in December of her plans to resign and told Bindelglass before break that she would not […]

Basketball falls to Xavier in heartbreaker

With less than eight minutes left in GW’s men’s basketball game against Xavier Sunday, the teams headed toward their respective benches with the Colonials ahead by 10. When they re-took the floor, the Musketeers’ Jordan Crawford added a quick layup under the basket to cut GW’s lead to eight. The play seemed relatively innocuous at […]

Annu Subramanian: The ideal applicant

There are some achievements in life that cannot be attributed to grades. Scoring a game-winning goal, in the grand scheme of things, may go unnoticed. There’s no reward that accompanies earning the smile of a hungry child. And yet, it is often these events, and not an academic accolade, that compel us to act and […]

Students rank University services

In a survey conducted in the spring of 2009 that queried more than 4,000 students, respondents voted Eckles Library, the GWorld program, Colonial Central, Disability Support Services, and the Lerner Health and Wellness Center as the five best University services. The study, titled the Service Excellence Survey, also showed that perception of the University’s mail […]

Radical cleric Al-Awlaki attended University

The dusty minarets that pierce through the haze in San’a, Yemen are certainly a long cry from the gleaming monuments that make up the D.C. skyline. But as it is now widely believed, one former GW student left the District to engage with al-Qaeda in Yemen. Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical cleric with ties to 9/11, […]

Andrew Pazdon: A new decade’s resolution

I shan’t lie; I’ve never been terribly good at keeping any New Year’s resolutions I’ve ever made. I get too bored trying to keep them. Nevertheless, with the coming of the new decade and in the wake of the tumultuous one we just endured, I think it is time I give this resolution thing a […]

Spinning and solving

While most students during winter break were hanging out at home or vacationing with friends and family, sophomore Allen Gannett was in Los Angeles competing for cash on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune. “It was exhilarating and kind of out of this world,” Gannett said. “Completely different experience from watching it on TV.” […]

RPM replaces City Hall key card system

Residential Property Management has replaced the old key card system in City Hall with a more advanced system designed to prevent frequent lock outs. In the past, residents of City Hall were frequently locked out due to the demagnetization of their key card. The demagnetization occurred easily if the card was too close to cell […]