March 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 48

Stories from the March 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

300 more apply for GW housing

The iHousing lottery system received about 300 more applications than last year, with Ivory Tower and The Dakota as students’ most popular choices, a GW Housing Programs official said this week. Director of GW Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said the application numbers – particularly the popularity of The Dakota – were expected. “The number of […]

Rabbi ousted from GW Hospital holds rally

Web Exclusive Supporters of a GW Hospital rabbi who was fired last summer rallied in her support on Friday in front of the GW Hospital, demanding that Rabbi Tamara Miller be reinstated as the head of spiritual care at the hospital. Miller will soon be filing a wrongful termination complaint, her attorney Lynne Bernabei said […]

University to request construction permit for underground parking center

Web Exclusive GW will request to begin construction on the underground parking portion of the new Law Learning Center with D.C.’s Office of Zoning next month, a University official said Thursday. At last week’s meeting of the GW/Community Advisory Committee held at St. Mary’s Court, the committee told neighbors about the proposed underground parking facility […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Not your grandmother’s book club Join other fans of chick lit during a book discussion and swap. Marvin Center Amphitheatre | 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday From Internment Camps to the Front Lines Listen to war stories from Japanese-Americans who fought for the U.S. during World War II while their families were in internment […]

Juniors use candidate to show SA’s lighter side

As Student Association candidates gathered in the Marvin Center Feb. 25, clustered with their teams of supporters and anxiously awaiting election results, one man’s success created a unifying cheer throughout the room. With the announcement that Steve Holt was elected as a write-in candidate to Senior Class Council, proverbial party lines were crossed as the […]

King recounts career, interviews

Larry King, legendary journalist and host of CNN’s highest-rated show, Larry King Live, is an award-winning journalist. He’s recognized as an icon in broadcasting, and has conducted more than tens of thousands of interviews. But speaking to a packed audience at the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday, King made one thing clear: the interview and the […]

Youth turnout expected to be lower for midterm elections

While College Republicans and College Democrats remain active on campus when there isn’t a U.S. presidential election, political involvement around GW is less visible leading up to the 2010 Congressional elections. In 2008, political fervor surged across campus as many students – even those unaffiliated with the CDs and CRs – participated in activities and […]

SHS sees dramatic decrease in flu cases

The Student Health Service reported seeing just eight cases of influenza-like illness since the beginning of 2010, compared to a full 800 cases last semester, a University administrator said this week. Influenza-like illnesses have dropped dramatically this semester, said Dr. Isabel Goldenberg, director of SHS. Goldenberg, who has worked at SHS for more than 25 […]

Ending the ills of modern-day slavery

Not many took a second glance at the two children selling videos outside the entrance to the Foggy Bottom Metro station. After all, the pair seemed to be raising money for a school fundraiser. But the reality was much more sinister. The young boys were collecting profits for a man who watched them from a […]