October 25, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 21

Stories from the October 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Medical Faculty Associates purchases German Embassy

GW Medical Faculty Associates purchased a nearby building housing an embassy for $49.5 million this month to expand the medical group’s workspace. The MFA – a nonprofit that separated from the University in 2000 – cites its growth as the reason for the additional building, and the group plans to occupy the space at 2300 […]

Tutors say Language Center goes unused

The Language Center, a service for students taking foreign language classes, offers hours of free language tutoring daily, but tutors say students rarely use the program. The center, which offers free tutoring in 12 languages and employs 18 tutors, is funded by a $50 to $80 language course fee, which is required for some language […]

GW suffers second straight weekend sweep

The GW women’s soccer team damaged its chances of earning an Atlantic 10 tournament bid with back-to-back losses over the weekend, falling first 2-1 to Fordham Friday and then to La Salle 1-0 Sunday. It was the second time in as many weekends that GW was swept in a pair of road games, and the […]

GW eyes Kennedy Center parking spots

GW is looking to lease parking spaces from the Kennedy Center and the Square 54 development project to compensate for spaces that will be lost when the University demolishes its parking garage in the next two years. The demolition will make way for the Science and Engineering Complex. Susi Cora, a director of real estate […]

Local residents push WMATA to build second Metro exit

View Local residents push WMATA to build second Metro exit in a larger map Some local residents are pushing for a second Metro entrance at the Foggy Bottom station, but a spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said the plan is not yet on the books. Steven Taubenkibel, a spokesman for Metro, said […]

Bucknell tops Colonials in Smith Center pool

Milliseconds made the difference Sunday afternoon as the men’s and women’s swim teams played host to Bucknell. In their first home meets of the year, the men’s team fell short 157-100 and the women lost 151.5-105.5. In one of only three meets at the Smith Center this season, the Colonials started off slow, failing to […]

Security lighter in Vern freshman halls

Freshman residence halls on the Mount Vernon Campus have lighter campus security than Foggy Bottom Campus halls do, which administrators credit to an overall lack of crime on the more suburban campus. Unlike freshman residence halls on the Foggy Bottom Campus, Mount Vernon freshman residence halls do not require nonresidents to sign in at the […]

Sports In Brief

Volleyball loses two, topples in A-10 standings Any momentum that the volleyball team had created for itself after winning five straight Atlantic 10 matches came crashing to a halt over the weekend as the Colonials were swept twice in Ohio, falling 3-0 to No. 18 Dayton (Bison/AVCA) Friday night and 3-0 to Xavier Saturday. Against […]

Partying for pay

On an average workday, David Jumper parties until 5 a.m. For the last four years, Jumper, a senior, has run VIP-D.C., a party-planning company, along with Zack Huhn, a senior at American. The duo promotes at Ultrabar, Lotus, Josephine and Mezza Luna. Jumper launched his own DJ booking company, Scratch Stars, last week with a […]

Colonials scrimmage at Smith Center

GW men’s basketball fans got their first look Friday night at a 2010-2011 Colonials team that returns all but one player from last year’s 16-15 squad and is entering this season’s campaign with something to prove. In eight of their 10 conference losses last season, the Colonials fell by nine points or fewer, including a […]