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.

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 […]

Women’s basketball rally falls short

With exactly five minutes to play at the Smith Center Tuesday, Saint Louis senior center Amanda Kemezys hit a layup to put her team up 15, a seemingly insurmountable deficit for GW. Saint Louis had manhandled GW on defense all night, forcing 20 turnovers and turning them into 22 points. Whenever GW managed to get […]

SMHS spends $1 million on upgrades

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences spent $1 million lifting the academic probation placed on it last year by its accrediting body, a medical school administrator said last week. The SMHS was put on probation by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education – the school’s accreditation board – in October 2008. The LCME cited […]