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.

Getting buff in private

Your room most likely consists of the basics provided by the University – a bed, a desk, a dresser, a chair, and maybe a couch and some tables. But what looks like average pieces of furniture can actually be turned into your own home gym – the perfect place to work on that new year’s […]

D.C. seeks funds for snow cleanup

The District is seeking federal funds to help offset the costs associated with a storm that dropped nearly a foot and a half of snow on the region last month. The District Department of Transportation’s annual budget for snowstorm cleanup is $6.2 million, spokesman John Lisle said Friday, and the late-December storm cost approximately $4 […]

Univ. submits six buildings for historic status

Web Exclusive Six on-campus buildings will be submitted for landmark nominations in a Jan. 28 hearing, a staff member involved in the process said. Madison, Fulbright, JBKO, Munson, the John J. Earley Office and Studio at 2131 G Street and the H.B. Burns Memorial Building at 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue will all be submitted to the […]

Thefts, stalking reported over break

Incidences of theft, fraud, robberies, disorderly conduct, harassment, and destruction occurred on and around campus over winter break, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said. Stafford said several individuals reported bizarre behavior constituting harassment and stalking to UPD, including a Jan. 4 report from several staff members regarding phone calls from a male subject about coursework […]

International students wrestle with visa process

Web Exclusive More international students are attending American colleges than ever before, but difficulties obtaining and understanding visas can stop students from traveling home during breaks. More than 2,000 international students studied at GW in the fall of 2008 – the last year for which data is available – and Seth Weinshel, the director of […]

University launches financial aid fund

The University has launched new efforts to promote fundraising devoted to student aid after more students applied for increased financial assistance last fall than in the entire 2008-2009 academic year. In a letter to the GW community last month, University President Steven Knapp announced the establishment of the Power and Promise Fund. The University hopes […]

Expelled student’s lawsuit dismissed

A $500,000 lawsuit filed against the University by a former student, expelled in 2008 for alleged possession of LSD and other drugs, has been dismissed with prejudice, a final judgment that bars the student from reopening the case. The lawsuit, filed by former student Maximillian Jack, was dismissed on Nov. 19, less than a month […]

University offers buyouts to 39 SEAS professors

The University is offering buyout packages to 39 full-time professors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science as part of a move to increase the school’s research presence, top-level University officials said in December. All full-time faculty on active status were mailed letters on Oct. 22, and professors offered the package – those who […]

Class of 2014 connects online

Eight months before they will arrive in Foggy Bottom for their first semester, hundreds of the 570 accepted Early Decision I students are seeking out classmates and dishing about the District on Facebook. High school senior Chris Welch, from Massachusetts, admits that like most high school students in the U.S., he spends a good deal […]