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.

GW shuts down after historic snowfall

After a weekend of snowball fights, deserted streets and blanketed monuments, the University finally has an official snow day. All classes were canceled Monday after administrators weighed the lack of public transportation options for faculty and staff members, and the road conditions in neighborhoods in Maryland, Virginia and the District remained poor, Executive Vice President […]

Sports in Brief: Winter weather causes flurry of cancellations

Although both the men’s and women’s basketball teams played their games as scheduled on Saturday, the wintery weather wreaked havoc on most of GW’s athletic schedule over the weekend. The GW men’s tennis team was forced to postpone all of its action for what would have been a busy weekend. The team’s matches Friday at […]

All-female dorm to house males

One of the newly designated all-female housing options, 2109 F Street, has four permanent male D.C. residents living in the residence hall. At the end of last semester, the University announced that Strong Hall – currently GW’s only all-female residence hall – will be changed to sorority housing next year, offering spaces to Chi Omega […]

Slice of Life: Breaking up with Valentine’s

I am so over you. We are breaking up. This has not been working for a while and we both know it. And you know what? I am going to say the thing you are not supposed to say. It is you, not me. You are clingy, stifling and straight-up boring. Yes, you may have […]

Religion at GW, through the eyes of the devout

Between internships, classes and friends, some GW students are balancing one more commitment – faith. While the following four students are not representative of all religion on campus, their stories can shed light about religion at GW. By the numbers In 2008, 1,000 GW students took part in a national study conducted by the University […]

Sounding the alarm: fire safety at GW

You’re about to step into the shower when you hear it. That alarm, ringing so loudly your hands immediately go to your ears. It’s a fire alarm. You might complain about fire drills – but the consequences of ignoring a fire alarm can be serious, according to University Police Chief Dolores Stafford. Two fire drills […]

Visitors double for Eckles Library

Visitors to Eckles Library have more than doubled since 2004 and students interviewed said they are increasingly drawn to the Mount Vernon library because of the smaller crowds and community feel. Eckles librarians count students each hour and statistics collected by the employees show Eckles went from 32,051 visitors during the 2004-2005 school year to […]

Herman Carrillo: Creative writing as artful commentary

Students experience a vast array of teachers and professors over their learning careers. But there are always those precious few who stand out – the ones who made an impact not just for the facts and skills they helped us gain, but for the knowledge, life experiences and mentorship they offered. Here, we feature two […]

Staff Editorial: There’s snow place like GW

As the District recovers from the devastation of Snowpocalypse, we expect students to look back on this storm with fond memories. On campus, the weekend was full of impromptu snowball fights, various last minute activities and free snacks in residence halls and at basketball games. In general, the University’s response was measured and effective, though […]