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.

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 […]

Delays complicate SA campaign schedule

The race for the top spots in the Student Association is picking up, but this week’s snowstorms could shorten the official campaigning period. The Joint Elections Committee proposed a revised election timeline on their Web site Tuesday night that could push the candidate registration period back one week to Feb. 16 and 17, postponing “postering […]

Madeline Twomey: Banning laptops hurts the environment

As a self-proclaimed hippie – my first concert was Woodstock ’99 – my daily routine includes squeezing my toothpaste with a clothespin to make sure I get the last toothbrush’s worth, and perpetually refusing bags at CVS, even before the fee. In short: I try to live a green life. So when I walked into […]

Campus construction sites disrupted by heavy snow

This week’s record snowfall has not only wreaked havoc on the streets, causing cancellation of classes and transportation issues, but it has also created complications for construction projects around campus. Jake Stroman, a senior project manager for Boston Properties, said in an e-mail Tuesday that Square 54 construction has been affected by the recent snowfall. […]

Women’s basketball game postponed indefinitely

The GW women’s basketball home game against Richmond that was originally scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed indefinitely, the GW Department of Athletics announced. The game was originally pushed back until Thursday due to heavy snowfall expected in D.C., but was delayed until a date yet to be determined once the storm began Wednesday. The […]

Weather challenges local businesses

Local businesses have had to deal with fluctuating crowds, stranded employees and snowy storefronts over the last week, since the two winter storms began last Friday. While the snow meant decreased revenue for some restaurants and bars, it translated into soaring business for others. Local markets, in particular, reported benefiting from the influx of customers […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Engineering Industry Expo Meet with engineering organizations to discuss different career paths. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom | 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday Health Fair 2010 Have fun with free raffles, massages, samples from Campus Fresh, and self-defense classes. Lerner Health & Wellness Center | 5 to 6:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Half Time Challenge Support […]