January 27, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 37

Stories from the January 27, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Instead of Vail, go to Beaver Creek

Fly: United Airlines out of DCA to Vail and Eagle, Colo., $426 Stay:The Christie Lodge, $320 per person, traveling with five people Ski:ISports rental shop in the lobby of The Christie Lodge, four days skiing for $360, or three days for $276 Eat:Bob’s Place, 100 West Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon, Colo., 81620 For deals, check […]

SCOTUS: Hospital residents must pay taxes

Full-time medical residents should be considered employees and will continue to have to pay Social Security taxes, a Jan. 11 Supreme Court case ruled. The case, Mayo Foundation v. United States, held that residents must continue to pay the Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax, which funds Social Security, complying with a 2005 decision by the […]

Injuries force five Colonials to watch from sidelines

From left to right: Kye Allums: Concussions have caused problems for Allums dating back to the guard’s high school career as a soccer player. Allums sustained two concussions this season, first against Coppin State Nov. 18 and against Miami Dec. 28, and will see a concussion specialist sometime in the middle of next week. Megan […]

University extends 2012 winter break

Winter break will be extended by seven days next year to accommodate the University-wide Commencement Ceremony in May. The 2012 spring semester starts Jan. 17, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day, rather than the Monday before the holiday, like it did this year. University spokeswoman Jill Sankey said the switch is not to […]

‘Superdorm’ plans unconfirmed, on no timeline

The University is pushing forward with plans for a new residence hall project colloquially known as the “superdorm,” but administrators are still unsure if the project will be a superdorm at all. The proposed development site represents the area currently occupied by Crawford, Schenley and the West End residence halls, but University officials have not […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s and women’s tennis picked near top of A-10 For the third consecutive season, the men’s tennis team is predicted to finish first in the Atlantic 10, while the women’s tennis team, coming off of its surprise run to the conference championships last season, is predicted to finish second in the A-10. The men’s tennis […]


Thursday Represent! Cheer for your favorite dance groups at GW as they show their skills on stage. Lisner Auditorium – 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday Memorial service Join the GW community at a memorial service for Eric Fatla, a GW Law School student who died over winter break. Jack Morton Auditorium – 5 p.m. Foggy […]

Drug violations saw 25 percent uptick in fall

The number of drug violations reported to the University Police Department increased last fall and has been steadily climbing every fall for the past three years, UPD data show. Last semester, there were 65 reported drug law violations – a 25 percent spike from fall 2009, when 52 drug violations were reported to UPD. The […]

The Avenue to begin pre-leasing in March

Pre-leasing at The Avenue will begin in March, after most students apply for fall housing. Information on the cost of apartments at The Avenue development – which range from studios to three-bedroom apartments – won’t be available until March, project manager Rich Ellis of Boston Properties said. “Pricing will be known in March, and pre-leasing […]

University submits SEC zoning details

University officials addressed issues of design, sustainability and parking replacement for the Science and Engineering Complex in a pre-hearing statement to the D.C. Zoning Commission earlier this month. The commission requested additional information on these points at a meeting in December, after GW filed an application for approval to construct the complex. Commissioner Michael Turnbull […]