January 20, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 35

Stories from the January 20, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University hires firm to renovate Gelman

The University is moving forward with plans to renovate the first floor of Gelman Library, a first step toward making good on its promise to revamp the aging building. University spokeswoman Emily Cain said GW hired Cox Graae + Spack Architects in late December, and the firm is in the process of developing a conceptual […]

Fundraising holds steady in weak economy

University officials touted stable fundraising numbers this week, saying the fact that donations to GW have not declined this year is a hopeful sign in a weak economy. The University raised $40 million in the first half of the fiscal year, the same amount it raised in the same period a year before. Patricia Danver, […]

Calendar

Thursday Job Search Strategies Learn to navigate job postings over lunch at the Career Center. RSVP through GWork. Career Center, room 208 – 12:30 to 2 p.m. Friday Obama 2.0 roundtable Al Jazeera English will analyze President Barack Obama’s global failures and successes. Jack Morton Auditorium – 3 p.m. Saturday Self Defense Class Learn how […]

University projects financial aid increase

Next year’s undergraduate financial aid pool could total up to $159 million, a nearly $10 million increase from what it is this year, a senior University official estimated this week. Robert Chernak, senior vice provost and senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said the amount of funding for financial aid will likely […]

Mac ‘n’ cheese goes mobile

While cooking 30 to 40 pounds of pasta a day is a feat in itself, Brian Arnoff is making a living off the dish. Arnoff has been running CapMac, one of D.C.’s newest meals-on-wheels trucks for the past three months, and has generated a stable following of hungry fans, ready for a cheesy lunch. The […]

Managing a political message

The Hatchet’s first encounter with alumna Megan Whittemore was a blur. She said hello while rushing by to prepare for the week’s “pen and pad” meeting in the house majority leader’s office. As reporters trickled into the office at the U.S. Capitol building to have their questions answered, Whittemore was busy on her BlackBerry, e-mailing […]

Spring Fever: D.C. Concert Calendar

The District is bringing in both old and new talent for 2011’s concert circuit. Check out the likes of Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Janet Jackson, and lesser-known bands like Young Galaxy. JANUARY Matthew Dear Jan. 25 –U Street Music Hall Matthew Dear’s electronic sound doesn’t test the senses too harshly, but offers a pleasing experience […]

Basketball Notebook

Anderson continues to bedevil Colonials RICHMOND, Va. Richmond guard Kevin Anderson dominated the men’s basketball team Wednesday night, scoring 15 of his 20 points against the Colonials in the second half to help the Spiders earn a come-from-behind victory against GW. It’s a sight that GW junior guard Tony Taylor has gotten used to seeing […]

Staff Editorial: A dire need for sexual assault education

If a GW student, walking home from Gelman, were sexually assaulted a block off campus, he or she would not be able to have a proper examination immediately available at our University’s hospital. If a GW student passes out at a party with no knowledge of what happened the night before, he or she would […]