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.

GW, area colleges plan ‘Haiti Day’

Senior administrators are reaching out to universities across the District and in Virginia to launch a “Haiti Day” to promote long-term aid in Haiti, after an earthquake devastated the country last month. GW alumna and first lady of Haiti Elizabeth Preval is in talks with Univeristy President Steven Knapp to promote the initiative. Vice President […]

U Street

From picking the right neighborhood to avoiding the pitfalls of leasing, The Hatchet has got the guide to help students find the perfect place for off-campus living. The Good: Trendy and fashionable The Bad: Crime still a concern Just a few decades ago U Street was associated with urban decay, but in recent years has […]

Endorsement for Executive Vice President: Logan Dobson

After meeting with all of the candidates and carefully reviewing their respective platforms and public statements, The Hatchet’s editorial board endorses Logan Dobson for the office of executive vice president. Over all other EVP candidates, Dobson has the necessary parliamentary expertise and drive for advocacy that will maximize his effectiveness in the role. Dobson is […]

Georgetown

From picking the right neighborhood to avoiding the pitfalls of leasing, The Hatchet has got the guide to help students find the perfect place for off-campus living. The Good: Close to campus The Bad: Limited housing options Known for its excellent shopping and restaurants as well as its rich sense of history, Georgetown is just […]

For Program Board chair: Wes Callahan

This year’s program board chair race will go uncontested. The only candidate is junior Wes Callahan, whose experience with the Program Board makes him more than a suitable choice for the position. We suspect that even if this were a contested race, there would be few candidates who could match his qualifications. Having been part […]

Chinatown

From picking the right neighborhood to avoiding the pitfalls of leasing, The Hatchet has got the guide to help students find the perfect place for off-campus living. The Good: Convenient location The Bad: Stifling atmosphere Downtown Washington is the venerable heart of the city, both in terms of its location and in what it has […]

Yogin Kothari: A two-way street

This past weekend, I traveled down to Richmond, Va. with 16 members of the Colonial Army to support the George Washington men’s basketball team. They were playing their biggest game of the season to date – their first this year against a nationally ranked opponent. They were challenging the Atlantic 10 leader, the University of […]

Leasing an apartment: what you need to know

The sound of an obnoxious roommate or a loud neighbor can make any student want to move off campus. But while leaving GW housing may seem like a dream for some, students should take precise steps to ensure that the move does not turn into a nightmare. From the outset, there are several factors students […]

GW celebrates George Washington’s 278th birthday

In celebration of the University’s namesake’s 278th birthday, students gathered in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom to enjoy makeshift s’mores and cherry cobbler, while a projection screen played video of a bonfire and a fife and drum corps set the mood. It was the fourth year in a row that George Washington’s birthday celebration was […]

Five deals close to campus

GW’s on-campus housing options for upperclassmen cost about $10,500 on average each academic year, equating to about $1,200 per month. The Hatchet compared the prices of similar Foggy Bottom-area apartments to find the best deals for convenient off-campus living. The Savoy Located at the confluence of L and 22nd streets and New Hampshire Avenue, The […]