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.

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 […]

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 […]