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.

D.C. colleges enjoy multiple days off

After four days of canceled classes for universities across the District, other D.C. college students shared in both the excitement and hassles that came with two large snowfalls in less than a week. Georgetown, American, Catholic and Howard universities canceled classes all four days and reduced operations since the first snowstorm began last Friday. At […]

McCain, Murdoch appearances among canceled events

Web Exclusive While blizzard conditions had students across campus relishing canceled classes and snowball fights, the winter weather proved to be a nuisance for student organizations and event planners, causing several events across campus to be postponed. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was slated to appear Tuesday night on the Kalb Report, produced by the GW […]

Vern Express struggles to maintain regular schedule

Unrelenting snowfall and icy roads forced the Vern Express to compromise its schedule this week, leaving some Mount Vernon residents feeling frustrated and isolated. The Vern Express, which usually runs every 15 minutes during the week to connect the Mount Vernon and Foggy Bottom campuses, adjusted its schedule due to poor road conditions, Associate Director […]

Board of Trustees meeting will occur Friday

Web Exclusive The Board of Trustees meeting planned for Friday will take place as scheduled, with trustees who are unable to attend in person calling in to the teleconference, University officials and Board members said. For trustees unable to make their way into D.C. the committee meetings, full board meeting and the Executive Session will […]

From South Africa, an artistic exchange

A dozen South African students performed original songs, poems and dances at Betts Theatre Friday, during an annual show and cultural exchange sponsored by the University. The students came to D.C. through the South Africa Project, an initiative founded by GW, the St. Andrews Episcopal School in Potomac, Md., and the Bokamoso Youth Center, which […]

Fraternities take slightly more men than last spring

Web Exclusive About 11 percent more students than last year accepted bids during fraternity spring rush this year, IFC President Bill Hulse said Friday. Hulse said 100 male students accepted bids from fraternities – an 11 percent increase from last year’s spring rush total of 86 men. Hulse added about 91 percent of students who […]

QuickTakes: Hot Chip and Lil Wayne

Hatchet Arts looks at Hot Chip and the newest from Lil Wayne. “Rebirth” Lil Wayne In the opening verse of “American Star,” the first track on Lil Wayne’s highly anticipated rap/rock album “Rebirth,” the rapper explains: “I’m the dope-boy with a guitar.” Here, the New Orleans native establishes his thesis for the album: a lot […]

Snow keeps students from taking LSATs

Web Exclusive Blizzard conditions across the region closed 70 law school admission test centers and threw kinks in some students’ plans to take the LSAT last Saturday. In the District, where the National Weather Service estimated about 27 inches of snow fell on Friday and Saturday, testing centers at American, Catholic, Howard and U.D.C. were […]

District surpasses snow budget

Web Exclusive District officials were left scrambling to clear roads and sidewalks amid budget overruns, after a record setting snowfall dumped around 40 inches on the city. But though the winter season has not yet finished, the District surpassed its $6.2 million snow budget after the first storm that began last Friday. The District has […]