February 12, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 41

Stories from the February 12, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

City grinds to halt after historic snowfall

Two major snowstorms in less than a week paralyzed the D.C. region, forcing nearly every university, school and federal agency to grind to a debilitating halt for an unprecedented four consecutive days. “Historic” is how administrators described both the snow and its aftermath. In recent history, classes have been canceled for more than a day […]

For any status, give these go-to gifts

Single It’s a twist on the classic gift idea with the Mixtape Memory Stick for $15.99 from thinkgeek.com. The USB drive, packaged as an old-school cassette tape, holds 90 minutes’ worth of MP3 files. With space to write in track lists, this gadget is a great way to give the gift of music in an […]

Snow traps professors at home

As she heard reports of record-breaking snowfall in D.C. last weekend, professor Patricia Phalen realized she wasn’t going to make it from Los Angeles to Foggy Bottom any time soon. The School of Media and Public Affairs professor, who had been in L.A. working at a studio archive, had expected to fly back Sunday in […]

The music of love (good and bad)

A nasty breakup or a lonely heart can make Valentine’s Day unbearable, but Hatchet Arts has got you covered. We’ve compiled two sets of songs – love songs and breakup songs – in honor of the holiday. So whether you’re popping champagne with your love or drowning your sorrows with something stronger, we’ve got a […]

GW claims victory in collegiate snowball fight

A long-time rivalry was settled in the snow Wednesday evening when more than 200 GW students put on their winter gear and claimed victory against Georgetown in what participants are calling an “epic” snowball fight. Hatchet Video The fight drew around 225 GW students and roughly 75 Georgetown students. GW claimed victory after about 30 […]

Staff Editorial: A fleeting moment

“Today we woke up to a revolution of snow/its white flag waving over everything/the landscape vanished/not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness…” wrote the two-term poet laureate of the United States, William “Billy” Collins. These words have never seemed truer than when we awoke Wednesday to a third onslaught of snow. The revolution of […]

University exceeds snow removal budget

Snow is cold, crisp and, most of all, costly to clean up. Three massive snowstorms have hit the District this winter, costing the University hundreds of thousands of dollars in clean-up costs, far exceeding what the budget set out for snow removal, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said Tuesday. “Clearly we went over […]

Phillip D. Ensler: When Crime Alerts hurt more than help

The suspect was a black male, approximately 5’5″, 140 lbs., wearing a gray baggy jacket and jeans.” Does that description sound familiar? If you attend or are employed by GW, it is likely that you have read a similar description countless times in the University Police Department’s “Crime Alert” e-mails. At GW, we have become […]