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.

Bookstore reports 7,000 rentals

Nearly 7,000 textbooks have been rented through the GW Bookstore a little more than a week and a half into the spring semester. Bob Blake, director of the GW Bookstore, said students have saved $225,000 in textbook costs by opting to rent rather than purchase their books outright this semester. About 11,000 books were rented […]

Tom Braslavsky: Giving Greek life a chance

It’s been a tense time for Greek life at GW. With the news that three Greek-life chapters are being charged with hazing and alcohol violations, and with the prospect of punishments being announced for some of those chapters, GW’s fraternities and sororities have seen better days. But mistakes by individual organizations should not outweigh the […]

Sexual assaults in Second District rise

The number of sex abuse crimes in the Second District – where GW’s residential campuses are located – increased 78 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to Metropolitan Police data. There were 18 sex abuse cases in the Second District in 2009, and 32 cases in 2010, according to the crime mapping tool on MPD’s […]

GW installs electric car chargers

The University is looking into expanding the number of charging stations for electric cars on campus, however it is unclear how many people are making use of the sole charging station for cars as of now, A charging port was installed in South Hall’s parking garage during the building’s construction, but no data is available […]

Former professor sues GW over SEAS buyout packages

Timline of the Richard Soland buyout lawsuit Early 2008 GW professor Richard Soland announces his intention to retire and inquires about the possibility of a voluntary separation package. April 2008 Soland receives a letter saying his separation package has been approved. November 2008 Soland receives the terms of his separation package, which include a base […]

Flyers hand Colonials eighth-straight loss

DAYTON, Oh. – Women’s basketball head coach Mike Bozeman has said he’s unhappy with his team’s mental focus this season. But Wednesday night’s 80-64 loss to Dayton, the team’s eighth-straight, proved the Colonials (5-12, 0-3 Atlantic 10) are facing an uphill physical battle as well. GW took the court against the Flyers with five players […]

University files lawsuits to reduce property taxes by $5.5 million

The University filed three separate lawsuits this fall to try to recoup more than $5.5 million in property taxes from the District. Each case disputes property taxes levied for the 2010 tax year, claiming the University is paying too much in taxes for 2000 and 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., 805 21st St. and 824 New Hampshire […]

Crime Log

Robbery PickPocket 1/13/11 – 1:15 p.m. Location: Public property on campus Case closed A student reported her wallet was taken from her pocket near the Foggy Bottom Metro. No identifiable suspect Unlawful Entry 1/13/11 – 10:15 p.m. Location: John Quincy Adams House Case closed University police responded to a report of a suspicious man in […]

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 […]