February 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 40

Stories from the February 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Building of green spaces continues

The University’s effort to increase green space on campus is progressing with construction continuing on two major green spaces, the Square 54 green roof and the Square 80 green space. Square 54 will include more than 26,000 feet of green roof structures, including 18,000 square feet on the roof of the below-grade parking and loading […]

Josh Thompson: The district’s bag tax: a small price to pay

Let’s face the facts: water pollution is a major issue in D.C., and anyone who has ever seen the Anacostia River is a witness to that. Although no one enjoys a new tax, the newly implemented D.C. bag tax is a minor inconvenience when compared to the larger problem it is fighting. Despite the outcries […]

GW to develop fundraising contract

Marvin Center and University Conferences officials are developing a contract to regulate on-campus student organization fundraisers that collaborate with food vendors such as Crepeaway, Pita Pit and Campus Fresh, representatives from the University said last week. Assistant Vice President for Events and Venues Michael Peller – who declined to comment on the specifics of the […]

Yogin Kothari: Inconsistency with a side of promise

The GW men’s basketball team is currently 12-10 overall and 2-7 in the Atlantic 10 Conference: good enough for 12th place. Up to this point, it has been a season full of inconsistencies, in which the team has performed wonderfully at times and then has had some tough home losses to teams such as Xavier, […]

GW looks to launch 10 research centers

In a bid to become a top-tier research institution, the University is moving forward with its efforts in six separate areas of research and will add four more to its plate. In September, Vice President for Research Leo Chalupa named autism, computational biology, science policy, energy, sustainability, and neglected diseases as six areas in which […]

Knapp cancels Thursday classes

The University has canceled classes for the fourth straight day, University President Steven Knapp said at a GW vs. Georgetown snowball fight this evening.

Neighborhood may get watch group

Foggy Bottom is moving closer to creating a Neighborhood Watch program now that a senior student and community leader has joined forces with the Second District’s Citizens Advisory Council. Spearheading the effort is the CAC chair Samantha Nolan and GW senior Lev Trubkovich – vice president of the Foggy Bottom Association and new member of […]

Medical school wins $15 million research grant

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences was awarded Wednesday a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to aid research in neglected diseases, according to a University news release. The $15 million grant will go toward rebuilding laboratories to study neglected diseases and infections that affect poverty-stricken areas, research professor Dr. Peter […]

Professors make Jurassic discovery

Are they birds or dinosaurs? This question has puzzled scientists for almost two decades after the discovery of a bizarre, bird-like family of dinosaurs called Alvarezsauridea, first found in the 1990s. But GW researchers put an end to this chicken-egg-type conundrum with the discovery that one 160-million-year-old species within this family proves that, although this […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Redefining Republican: No labels. No boxes. No stereotypes. Listen to Meghan McCain speak about Republicanism in the 21st century. Jack Morton Auditorium | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance Learn how to impress your valentine on the dance floor. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom | 9 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday Free yoga class […]