February 25, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 45

Stories from the February 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dean touts power of younger generations

Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean declared the college-age generation will be able to break the gridlock of partisanship in Washington at an event hosted by the College Democrats in the Marvin Center Wednesday night. Dean discussed a range of topics – including the 2008 presidential election and the upcoming midterm elections – but […]

QuickTakes: Hatchet Arts looks at two debut releases

“Gorilla Manor” Local Natives Unlike many bands these days with sounds that seem to focus on a lead singer or front man, L.A. quintet Local Natives works as a collaborative group. On the Natives’ debut album, “Gorilla Manor,” the band bases its sound around carefully arranged vocal harmonies. From the opening lines of “Wide Eyes,” […]

Trustee encourages donations to SPHHS students

About a dozen second-year students in the School of Public Health and Health Services have left the program before completing their degree in recent years, citing financial reasons for their early departure. One member of University’s Board of Trustees is trying to reverse that trend. GW alumna and trustee Zoe Beckerman initiated the donation of […]

Men’s basketball bounces La Salle

Dwayne Smith and his teammates understood the context surrounding Wednesday’s men’s basketball game against La Salle. Head coach Karl Hobbs may not want his players to follow standings too closely, lest they become distracted from the process of playing, but the freshman forward was aware that the Colonials’ loss in their last game kept them […]

Workers protest wages at Square 54

“Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Low wages have got to go! Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Abuse has got to go!” These were the chants of two dozen people gathered across from the Square 54 construction site last Wednesday. Made up of former employees of a group contracted to work on Square 54 and representatives from D.C. […]

Court denies community appeal over Square 54

An appeal filed by a community group challenging Square 54 was denied this month, and another appeal on the methodology the University uses to count the number of students on campus is awaiting response from GW. The Foggy Bottom Association, a community group currently led by a GW alumnus and a current GW student, had […]

Long-serving economics professor dies

Former economics professor Robert Dunn died last Thursday evening of an apparent heart attack, chair of the department Robert Phillips said Tuesday. Dunn taught at GW for 41 years, teaching both microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as international trade and finance at the undergraduate and graduate level. He retired in 2009 and was one of […]

D.C. board rules for FoBoGro

Ending months of contentious debate, the District’s Board of Zoning Adjustment upheld the certificate of occupancy for the new Foggy Bottom Grocery Tuesday. The store’s certificate had been appealed by the West End Citizens Association, led by Secretary Barbara Kahlow, who testified at the hearing that the store’s document was improper because it allowed the […]

Cheney treated at GW Hospital after heart attack

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released Wednesday from GW Hospital after suffering a mild heart attack, according to a statement from Cheney’s office. Vice President for External Relations Lorraine Voles said Monday that Vice President for Health Affairs John Williams sent her a note Monday confirming Cheney’s hospitalization. She said she did not know […]