February 22, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Firm shares floor plans for SEC

The company charged with programming the Science and Engineering Complex presented three floor plans to GW’s Faculty Senate Friday, but neither the firm nor the administration could offer a price for the project, eliciting concerns from faculty over the project’s feasibility. Since November, Ballinger – the Philadelphia-based architectural company hired to program the SEC – […]

Alumnus relives rebuilding Pentagon after attacks

Web Exclusive A GW alumnus who led the effort to rebuild the Pentagon after the Sept. 11 attacks chronicled how the team finished under budget and ahead of schedule in a presentation at Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. On Sept. 11, Allyn Kilsheimer was immediately called to the destruction site and began emergency stabilization, recovery assistance, […]

Andrew Pazdon: Another year, another 3 percent

To quote the poet-philosophers Three-6 Mafia, “another day, another dollar,” and to paraphrase the George Washington University Board of Trustees – with enhanced street flair – “another year, another couple thousand dollars.” Without fail, the time of year when budgets across the world are unveiled is once again upon us. This year, the GW community […]

Man charged with threatening University

A former GW employee was arrested last week after he allegedly called a University office and made threats to “kill faculty and students,” according to court documents and a Metropolitan Police Department report. James Ripley Markley Jr., a former mailroom employee who has not worked at the University for several years, was arrested Feb. 15 […]

University apologizes for faulty South Hall elevators

Web Exclusive A University official apologized to residents of the University’s newest residence hall in an e-mail Friday, after elevator issues have continued to plague the building throughout the year. Mechanical issues have caused elevators in South Hall to be out of commission for several days at a time, resulting in long wait times, late […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Storm on the horizon

In November 2008, the University was dangerously moving forward with building a Science and Engineering Complex projected to cost up to $350 million at a time when the nation was spiraling into a recession. In a column titled “Checking the State of the Pequod,” I warned GW to “keep a weather eye on the horizon” […]

‘King of polling’ plans to donate personal polls to GSPM

Mark Penn, an influential politico who has been dubbed the “king of polling,” announced his plans Friday to gift a portion of his personal collection of polls to establish the Society of Presidential Pollsters within GW’s Graduate School of Political Management. In an interview with The Hatchet from his office in downtown D.C. Friday afternoon, […]

No number given for those affected by e-mail gaffe

The University has still not released the exact number of prospective students who mistakenly received a congratulatory e-mail from the University’s Office of Admissions earlier this month. The confusing e-mail sent on Feb. 4 to Early Decision II applicants – which congratulated recipients on their acceptance to GW, even though some had already been told […]

Professors debate new revenue sources for journalism

Two veteran journalists said government subsidies could be the answer to saving journalism at an event Thursday afternoon in the Marvin Center. Journalist and political blogger John Nichols and Robert McChesney, a political communication professor at The University of Chicago, said the government should give large subsidies to independent journalism organizations to alleviate the pressure […]

FoBoGro set to open in March

Delayed by the snowfall that ground the District to a halt this month, Foggy Bottom Grocery still has no set opening date, but the owners say the market and deli should be up and running by the first week of March. Though the store, which is partly owned by GW alumnus Kris Hart, was last […]