March 1, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 46

Stories from the March 1, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The anatomy of a FIXit request

When the faucet is leaking and the lights won’t turn on, the first instinct of GW students is to call FIXit. And while most include FIXit in their arsenal of Colonials-specific jargon, the process that starts when students file a request is not always understood. It turns out that the simple four-step online procedure of […]

String of robberies reported around campus

Despite increased University Police Department patrols on the west side of campus, a string of robberies occurred in the area the last week, according to city police reports and University Crime Alerts. On Tuesday, junior Peter Shambora had his cell phone stolen around 6 p.m. in an alley near his townhouse between 25th and 26th […]

Choosing the right health insurance

Last week, we spoke with professor of finance Neil Cohen about applying for a credit card. This issue, Leonard Friedman, professor in the health services management and leadership department, tells students how to obtain health insurance that is both complete and won’t break the bank. <strong<Obtain health insurance through your employer The costs of getting […]

Community newspaper editor talks media at West End Library

Davis Kennedy, editor and publisher of a series of neighborhood newspapers, emphasized the stability of community papers during a lecture on the past, present and future of newspapers Saturday at the West End Neighborhood Library. For 15 years, Kennedy has been working with the Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, Dupont, Northwest Currents, and Voice of the Hill, […]

University mulls expansion of Virginia campus

The University is considering purchasing another building on the Virginia campus in an effort to shift more administrative offices out of Foggy Bottom, a top official said last week. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said the University is currently looking into purchasing a building on GW’s Ashburn, Va. campus to continue the multi-year […]

Women’s basketball backs into A-10 tournament

Coming into this weekend, the GW women’s basketball team had two opportunities to clinch a bid in the next week’s Atlantic 10 tournament, needing just one win in one of the team’s two final games against either Richmond or Temple to qualify. While GW dropped both contests, they still managed to back into the conference […]

Colonials learn from GW greats

With 55 years of GW men’s basketball alumni back in Foggy Bottom for the men’s basketball homecoming game against Charlotte Saturday, head coach Karl Hobbs wanted to make sure to take the opportunity to connect Colonials past with present. GW’s current and former players got a chance to meet Friday night as part of this […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Crossing Lines Watch a screening of “Crossing Lines,” a documentary based on Indira Somani’s life. After the screening, the filmmaker and producer will be on hand to answer questions. Mount Vernon campus Post Hall | 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday The Blind Side Watch the Oscar-nominated movie starring Sandra Bullock. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom […]

Alumna enjoys bronze afterglow

Elana Meyers hasn’t been getting much sleep lately, but the last thing she’s going to do is complain about it. The GW softball alumna has been enjoying the demands of newfound celebrity, making the media rounds after winning a bronze medal in bobsledding with teammate Erin Pac Wednesday night at the Vancouver games. “It’s been […]