April 15, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 56

Stories from the April 15, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Senior plans to walk home for sister with bone cancer

Four hundred fifty miles. That’s the distance that separates Nik Alexoff from his younger sister, Randi – who suffers from a rare form of bone cancer – and it’s the distance he plans to conquer as soon as he graduates. Alexoff plans to walk 450 miles along the Appalachian Trail to his home in Westhampton, […]

Madeline Twomey: Using the bag tax for street sweeping

As of January 1, the District requires stores that sell food or liquor to charge 5 cents per plastic bag used by customers. Four cents go to the Anacostia River Cleanup and Protection Fund, and the remaining penny is given to the retailer. Mayor Adrian Fenty, however, announced earlier this month that he’s hoping to […]

Au Bon Pain overcharged GWorld users $7,500

The overcharges that occurred at the Au Bon Pain in the Shops at 2000 Penn totaled $7,500, a University official said last week. Some students, faculty and staff making purchases on GWorld cards were mistakenly charged up to twice the cost of their orders between January 2 and March 15, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said […]

Gabrielle Friedman: So, the cops showed up

It’s a Friday night and you need to let off some steam. You invite a couple of friends over, engage in a little beer pong, and then all of a sudden you hear it – the UPD knock. As you attempt to dispose of all 24 Natty Light cans, you already know: Your fate is […]

Wild North pulls students out of Foggy Bottom bubble

Sami Yenigun wants you to go wild. As DJ Sami Y, the GW senior has revamped campus nightlife with Wild North, a production company he formed with other students and local DJs this year. This semester, Wild North hosted two successful dance parties in a Northeast D.C. warehouse that brought GW students out in droves […]

University ends dual degree program

Correction appended The University’s accelerated six-year Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate program stopped accepting applications this year after failing to attract enough students to fill the program, a law school administrator said Wednesday. The highly selective program offers incoming undergraduate students a chance to earn a bachelor’s degree in the Columbian College of Arts […]

Former student finds fame as lawyer, middle-class advocate

Web Exclusive Members of the media credit GW alumna and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel on the Troubled Asset Relief Program Elizabeth Warren with predicting the financial crisis. Now, she advocates on behalf of the middle class to fix it.? Warren, who attended GW for two years before following her husband to Rutgers Law […]

Phillips: Fundraising is key for next dean

A strong sense of fundraising, networking and student outreach will be vital for the incoming dean for the School of Business, current Dean Susan Phillips said Monday. Phillips announced in October her plans to retire at the end of this year, and a search for her replacement is underway. In an interview with The Hatchet, […]

Eco-friendly student groups cleanup local park

Web Exclusive Five members of Green GW joined with students from Georgetown and American universities to take part in the 22nd Annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup Saturday morning. Students volunteered to pick up garbage along with community residents and members of environmental groups at Glover Archbold Park, one of hundreds of sites registered with the Alice […]