January 14, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 33

Stories from the January 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student Association to shift focus to larger problems

Halfway through her term as Student Association president, Julie Bindelglass said she is proud of what the SA has accomplished so far this year and hopes to make progress on the two issues that consistently draw complaints from students: dining and advising. “We’ve been focused mostly on small, tangible goals and we’ve achieved a lot […]

Congress passes District’s budget

Web Exclusive In a triumph for advocates of home rule, he District’s budget for 2010 passed through Congress free of previous restrictions on medical marijuana, needle-exchange programs and abortions. Because Washington falls under federal control, Congress must approve its budget each year. In the past, federal lawmakers had tacked on amendments restricting the D.C. Council […]

Student finds knife blade in pita

A male student found a small piece of metal in his order at Pita Pit the week before winter break, the store’s owner confirmed this week. Store owner Daniel Corno confirmed that a student called “at 2 a.m.” to report the piece of metal, which turned out to be a shard from a knife. The […]

Plans submitted for neighborhood library and fire station

Web Exclusive A developer for the West End Neighborhood Library and the West End Fire Station may finally be chosen after two proposals – including mixed-use plans to build apartments above the fire station – were presented last month. One set of redevelopment plans for the library, located at 24th and L streets, come from […]

Growth was theme of decade for GW, administrators say

Growth. That’s what GW administrators say was the theme of the past decade. For GW, the first 10 years of the new millennium were not the “aughts” or the “naughts” – popular names for the first decade of the new millennium. Instead, these 10 years were arguably the best in the University’s nearly 200-year history. […]

Crime Log

Harassment 1/8/10 – Marvin Center Ground Floor – 4:58 p.m. – Case Closed University Police Department officers received a report that a student cursed at a Marvin Center service member in another language while he was waiting in line at Colonial Central. The service member understood what he said and took offense. Referred to SJS […]

Study: exercise regimens are harder to keep for obese

While the Lerner Health and Wellness Center is bustling with increased traffic from students with fresh New Year’s resolutions, a new University Medical Center study shows those who most need a fitness regimen have a harder time adhering to it. Obese people and others who are not fit have a difficult time keeping to their […]

Start dancing: Concert calendar for Spring 2010

It’s 2010 – a new year, a new decade and a brand new season of great concerts coming to the District. From promising local groups to well-established bands returning to their hometown, we’re sure you’ll find something worth seeing. January Timbaland, Jan. 16, 9:30 Club He’s worked with a lot of high-profile artists, but Timbaland […]

Government simplifies aid form

College applicants and families who are applying for federal financial assistance for the 2010-2011 academic year will use a revised FAFSA form, designed to give more students access to a college education by simplifying the application process. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said at a press conference Jan. 5 that students gave up filing the […]

Office space value on the rise in D.C.

As property values for commercial office space are declining in cities like New York and San Francisco, the value for office space in the District is poised to take the No. 1 spot as the most expensive in the country. This comes as both good and bad news for GW, which owns and leases out […]