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.

College Republicans host debate over Obama’s first year

About 40 students gathered in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre Thursday evening to watch a debate over the success of Barack Obama’s first year in the Oval Office. Rob Noel, the College Republicans communications director, moderated the debate, which occurred between junior and Republican Moses Weisberg and his sophomore Democrat opponent, Ted Costigan of WRGW’s “Unpaved.” […]

JBKO residents complain of heat

Facilities Management has received dozens of complaints from residents of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Hall regarding “unbearable heat” inside their rooms. Over winter break, Facilities Management installed a new heat regulator in the building, but the renovation has made the temperature uncomfortably high in the rooms, residents have reported. John Ralls, special adviser for communications […]

Neighborhood group approves FoBoGro

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners voted 4-0 Wednesday to support the opening of FoBoGro, following months of mediations between the store and another local community group. The ANC’s blessing of the grocery store followed a 30-minute verbal battle over the store’s certificate of occupancy between Barbara Kahlow, the secretary of the West End Citizen’s Association, and new […]

The future designers of D.C. restaurants

The restaurant Arcona is a futuristic, space-like eatery made up of sleek and clean lines, with white and metallic finishes and punches of orange for color. The interior is in complete contrast to the exterior, the Historic Custom House and Post Office in Georgetown, with the entrance acting as a portal from the past to […]

Secrets of the Virginia campus: Driving simulator lab

Tucked off of Leesburg Pike in Ashburn, Va. amid fields and corporate offices are a teal Buick Regal and an old red truck cabin. But they are anything but the average sedan and pickup found in parking lots – instead, they form the backbone of GW’s Driving Simulator Lab. The lab, located at the University’s […]

MPD to boost crime prevention efforts in Foggy Bottom

Robberies in the Foggy Bottom area increased in December, and Metropolitan Police are stepping up efforts to prevent and solve crimes, an MPD official told residents Wednesday at a monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A meeting. “We did have three robberies in December, so we were up on robberies, but we had two arrests. So only […]

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 […]