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.

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 […]

Varsity Roundup

W. squash splits Saturday double-header After opening its season with three nine-game sweeps in its first three matches, the women’s squash team dropped its first contest of the season, a 6-3 defeat at the hands of Columbia. The Colonials took the first two games against the 20th-ranked Lions, but proceeded to drop the next six […]

GW Prime Movers partners with White House

Prime Movers Media, the GW program that tutors underprivileged District high school students in journalism, has partnered with the White House Correspondents’ Association. The organization, which comprises professional journalists in the White House press corps, will bring members to volunteer with participants in the Prime Movers program. The program pairs GW student interns with professional […]

Medical students to travel to Haiti

As Haiti grapples with the aftermath of a cholera outbreak, the GW Medical Center is facing its own obstacles of how to help the country. Since 2004 the University has been affiliated with Project Medishare, a nonprofit organization based in Miami that provides medical assistance to rural areas of Haiti. Prior to the 7.0 earthquake […]

Study: Foggy Bottom has two ‘high crime’ areas

Parts of the Foggy Bottom Campus have been designated high-crime areas, according to a report by the District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute. Regions around the Foggy Bottom Campus, including the city blocks around the Metro station, Eye Street, Pennsylvania Avenue and 22nd Street, are all designated as high-crime areas according to average yearly crime […]

Long-serving Student Activities Center adviser to leave University

A top Student Activities Center adviser who advises some of the largest student organizations announced that she will be leaving the University next month.. Assistant Director of SAC Bridgette Behling manages Welcome Week, the Excellence in Student Life Awards, Graduate Life and the Alternative Breaks program, among others, and is leaving GW Dec. 2 after […]

Media outreach is a priority for Knapp

Steven Knapp is comfortable answering questions – he is quick on his feet, even when reporters push tough questions. And he should be; GW’s 16th president is in the limelight enough to be a media veteran. Since June, Knapp has written five articles or editorials, made about 75 public appearances and has been interviewed more […]