January 24, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 36

Stories from the January 24, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW launches online high school

The University launched a private, online high school this month, becoming the second college in the nation to oversee a virtual secondary school for the college-bound. Since starting classes last week, The George Washington University Online High School joins a small but growing number of college preparatory schools that operate entirely online. Though other online […]

Knapp meets with Virginia governor

University President Steven Knapp offered support for a proposed Virginia higher education bill, and asked lawmakers to keep incentives provided by the bill open to private universities last week as he visited legislators in Richmond, Va. Knapp met privately with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling to discuss the higher education bill, […]

Cheh encourages nonprofit payments

D.C. Councilmember and GW Law professor Mary Cheh is floating the idea of having nonprofits make payments to the city in various forms in lieu of taxes, to help boost the city’s profits and cut the budget shortfalls. Payments in lieu of taxes, or PILOTs, would offer the budget shortfall-facing District additional revenue and partially […]

More than $600 in razors allegedly stolen from CVS in Watergate

An unknown male suspect allegedly stole more than $650 worth of Gillette razors from the Watergate CVS, according to police documents. At 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, the unnamed suspect entered the CVS – located at 2530 Virginia Ave. – and stole 22 Gillette razor cartridges, valued at $650.85. The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall […]

Shooting woes return against Bonnies

As recently as a week and a half ago, it seemed that the men’s basketball team finally had its problems on the offensive end of the court figured out. The Colonials weren’t setting the court on fire with points, but GW was at least being consistent, scoring points and, most of all, winning games. Whatever […]

Second half means struggles for Colonials

Midway through the season, it seemed as if the Colonials had found their second-half stride. GW exploded for 50 points in the second half to pull out a victory on the road at Oregon State, 45 points in the second against East Carolina, and soundly defeated cross-town rival Howard thanks, at least in part, to […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s tennis finds mixed success in spring opener The men’s tennis team opened up its spring 2011 season this weekend at the Harvard Winter Classic in Cambridge, Mass., with mixed success over the two days of play. Friday, the Colonials lost all of their doubles matches, but the team of junior Richard Blumenfeld and freshman […]

GW announces new group housing choice

Students on sports teams, in clubs, religious groups and other student organizations can opt to live together in a new housing option similar to Living and Learning Cohorts starting next fall. The program, known as Affinity Housing, will allow GW-recognized student groups to live together in Ivory if they are juniors and seniors, The Dakota […]