November 22, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 29

Stories from the November 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Jorge Gadala-Maria: Be careful when using Bikeshare

As I walked down 19th Street last week, I noticed a fleet of people riding bikes courtesy of Capital Bikeshare, D.C.’s official bike-sharing program. Four bikers were riding on the sidewalk side-by-side and showed no signs of slowing down, even as they approached a group of startled pedestrians. It was not until the pedestrians were […]

Delivering dorm-friendly dinners

For the cooking-challenged among us: Have no fear, Cristina Roman is here to make you dinner. GW Bites, Roman’s new culinary micro-enterprise, brings homemade meals to your doorstep. “My target market is freshmen craving home-cooked meals, but there are seniors who still don’t know how to cook,” she said. After making a lackluster pot of […]

Logan Dobson: GW, I’m thankful for all you do

My favorite holiday of the entire year is fast approaching. Sure, Easter promotes a spirit of salvation and Halloween has all the charms and graces of a Wednesday night at your local strip club, but for me Thanksgiving is where it is at. Thanksgiving unites us rather than divides us. Thanksgiving tells us that we […]

Colonials topple Coppin State, N. Texas

Of the four halves the women’s basketball team played Thursday against Coppin State and Sunday against North Texas, head coach Mike Bozeman was really only happy with two of them. Thursday night in the Colonials’ home opener, GW dominated Coppin State from the opening tip and led 41-17 at halftime. In the second half, though, […]

Sports in Brief

Hogan to compete at NCAA Championships Monday Senior women’s cross-country runner Megan Hogan will compete in the NCAA Cross-Country National Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., Monday. Hogan qualified for the race by finishing third at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships in State College, Pa., Nov. 13. The senior finished the 6k course in 19:58 seconds, 38 […]

At Whit’s End

On the outside, Farmers & Fishers is stark and contemporary. The menu is painted on the exterior of the restaurant in modern, colorful block letters. “Chocolate-dipped bacon lollipops” tops the list. The walls are lined with windows that look out on the Georgetown Waterfront and small, close tables outline the curve of the eatery, offering […]

Students say Vern Express service is unreliable

An increase in the number of Mount Vernon residents this year has prompted the University to expand the fleet of Vern Express buses shuttling between its two campuses, but frequent riders are still complaining the service is slow and unreliable during off-peak hours. Four more busses connect Foggy Bottom and the Vern on weekdays and […]

Smithsonian may charge for admission

Admission to the Smithsonian Institution may set visitors back $7.50, after a government task force proposed cutting the Smithsonian’s budget. The National Commission on Fiscal Reform – a bipartisan task force created by President Barack Obama – proposed a $225 million funding cut for the Smithsonian Nov. 10. The commission – whose main objective is […]

School of Medicine and Health Sciences dean abruptly resigns

Clarification appended The dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences announced last week he will step down from his position next semester, but University officials have declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding his resignation. Dr. James Scott told University President Steven Knapp and the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs […]