January 25, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 36

Stories from the January 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Secrets of the Virginia campus: A graveyard for crashed planes

The thought of a university campus conjures up images of academic buildings and students intently studying for exams. But GW’s Virginia campus contains one very different image: the 9,000 individual pieces recovered from the 1996 crash of Trans World Airlines Flight 800. The remains from the passenger flight, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean killing […]

More enroll in LSAT prep

Several D.C. Law School Admissions Test preparation companies have reported a jump in enrollment numbers – a trend echoed by a record number of students taking the exam this year – and credit the economic recession as the chief factor behind the increase.

ANC recommends developer for library, fire station

The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission voted unanimously Jan. 20 to recommend EastBanc, Inc. for the development of the West End Neighborhood Library and West End Fire Station. Of the two proposals presented to the community last month, only Eastbanc offered plans to redevelop the fire station, which became an important factor […]

Friedman calls for green revolution

Award-winning author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman stressed Thursday the need for young people to get off Facebook and into the face of the country’s leaders in a push for the environmental change he says is so vital to the future of the earth. Friedman – who gave a lecture on his book […]

GW considers federal direct loan program

The University will decide in the next two months if it will switch from a private loan program to a federally administered direct loan program, a choice that may soon be mandated by Congress. Dan Small, executive director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance, said senior administrators will soon reach a decision based on […]

Medical marijuana may become legal in District

A D.C. councilmember introduced a bill last Tuesday that would open five medical marijuana dispensaries in the District. Councilmember David Catania, I-At Large, introduced the bill, which would implement a 1998 D.C. initiative that called for legalizing medical marijuana. The bill, Initiative 59, was approved by 69 percent of voters, but was prevented from being […]

Colonials stumble down stretch

The simplicity of sports can be cruel to preachers of process, as so immediate and binary are results of wins and losses. Karl Hobbs is not about to let his team’s season be so reduced. And so it was that after the men’s basketball team’s loss to Richmond Saturday, a 62-57 defeat, that the ninth-year […]

Alumni utilize Career Center

The job hunt is leading some former students back to Foggy Bottom. The Career Center has seen an increase in the level of alumni actively using its services in the hopes of finding employment, after the economic recession forced job cuts and froze hiring. In response, it has teamed up with the Office of Alumni […]

Five join hall of fame

President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was one of five new members inducted into the GW Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday night. The five inductees joined 131 other Colonials who have been inducted since 1959. Trachtenberg was honored alongside former men’s golf coach W. Scott Allen, ex-volleyball star Liu Li, and former basketball standouts Mike Battle […]

ANC votes ‘no’ for liquor license

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners declined to support a liquor license proposal Wednesday for a new nightclub that would be located just off campus, saying that the owner’s other club has plagued the neighborhood with noise, public urination and vomiting. Swaptak Das, who owns Shadow Room, a popular nightclub next to the Student Health Service offices, had […]