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.

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 […]

GW has most Peace Corps volunteers of mid-sized schools

For the second consecutive year, GW has more graduates in the Peace Corps than any other medium-sized university, the organization announced Thursday. This marks the second year in a row and third time in four years that GW has placed first in the rankings for the category of colleges and universities with between 5,000 and […]

Kyle Boyer: SA leaders shouldn’t lose touch with students

Each February, GW endures one of its most recognizable traditions – the Student Association elections. As ridiculous as it is, SA election season is also an exciting time, providing endorsement hearings, broadcast debates, live blogs, a postering day, fancy Web sites, T-shirt armies, rental cars, and, of course, violations. The elections bring energy to campus […]

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.