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.


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 […]

Area club up for liquor license renewal

A hotly debated Foggy Bottom nightclub will learn its fate next week, when a city agency decides if the establishment can serve alcohol. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will hear cases both for and against the Shadow Room before determining if the nearly 3-year-old nightclub can retain its liquor license. Wednesday’s hearing follows a 6-0 […]

Colonials come up short in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – Nobody expected it to be a close game. Xavier, at home, was not supposed to be an opponent against which a struggling men’s basketball team would be able find its stride. The Colonials headed to Cincinnati Wednesday against long odds, ready to take on a Xavier team that had gone 9-1 at the […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 1/20/11 – 9:15 a.m. Location: Townhouse Row (Unit D) Case closed University Police officers responded to a report of a student and another subject, the sibling of a GW student, arguing. The subject hit the student with her shoe and was barred from GW property. Subject barred from campus Drug Law Violation 1/20/11 […]

Late run not enough for GW against Dukes

As the snow fell Wednesday night outside the Smith Center, things seemed to be snowballing on the women’s basketball team as the Colonials looked to snap their program-record, nine-game losing streak. Early on, it looked as though the injury-plagued Colonials wouldn’t be able to keep pace with its Wednesday-night opponent, Duquesne. GW allowed the Dukes […]

Construction may stall on addition to art gallery

Correction appended Progress on a building set to be built next door to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood, may be halted because of problems with the building’s design. Developer Carr Properties brought a revised concept for the 1700 New York Ave. property to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts […]

Univ. strips three chapters of housing on Townhouse Row

Three Greek-life chapters each pled guilty to charges of hazing, providing alcohol to minors and underage consumption of alcohol, and will lose their townhouses on the prestigious Townhouse Row at the end of the semester, a University official confirmed Wednesday night. Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Phi Epsilon must vacate their University-owned […]