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 Cancun, go to the Gulf Coast

Fly: Delta out of Dulles to Pensacola, Fla., less than $200 Stay: Perdido Beach Resort, $228 per person, traveling with four people Eat:If you want to leave the resort, check out Tacky Jack’s Grill and Tavern, 27206 Safe Harbor Dr., Orange Beach, Ala., 36561 For deals, check out: <a href="http://www.perdidobeachresort.com"www.perdidobeachresort.com The Gulf Coast boasts bright, […]

Some Spring Break tips from STA

Correction appended Planning a vacation can be daunting with so many websites to consult, package deals to compare and friends to accommodate. And traveling on a budget can make things worse. The Hatchet sat down with Jennifer Apple, store manager with STA Travel, to get a professional perspective on the best ways to save on […]

Fraternity brothers removed from chapter

As the University investigated and ultimately charged Sigma Phi Epsilon with hazing, about 30 representatives from the fraternity’s national organization conducted “membership reviews” with each member of the chapter, suspending those who declined to participate and making recommendations about those who did not mesh with the fraternity’s ideals. The interviews, which occurred two weeks ago, […]

Instead of Miami Beach, go to Cocoa Beach

Fly: AirTran out of DCA to Orlando, $160; roundtrip shuttle service between Orlando, Fla. and Cocoa Beach, Fla., $45 Stay: Vacation rental at Cocoa Beach Towers Resort, $142 per person, traveling with six people Eat and Drink: Coconuts On The Beach, 2 Minutemen Cswy, Cocoa Beach, Fla., 32931 For deals, check out: <a href="http://www.vacationrentals.com"www.vacationrentals.com<a href="http://www.floridasunshineshuttle.com"www.floridasunshineshuttle.com […]

GW clarifies stance on enrollment caps

Reacting to neighbors’ fears, the University released a letter last week maintaining it is not lobbying District officials to remove campus population caps. Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Asher Corson questioned GW’s role in lifting population caps at last week’s ANC meeting, prompting Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz to write […]

March for Life rally draws thousands of demonstrators

</object Thousands gathered on the National Mall for the March for Life rally Monday, an annual event protesting the legalization of abortion in the U.S. Participants, including some GW students, rallied just days after the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortions in the U.S. The 37th-annual demonstration, held […]

Instead of Paris, go to Prague

Fly and stay: American Airlines out of DCA to JFK, via London Heathrow, to Prague; Crowne Plaza Hotel, $1,118 Eat: Café Louvre, Národní 22, Praha 1, 110 00 Eat and Drink: Coconuts On The Beach, 2 Minutemen Cswy, Cocoa Beach, Fla., 32931 For deals, check out: <a href="http://travel.travelocity.com"travel.travelocity.com Book a travel package that includes airfare […]

Professor threatens teaching strike

In a two-day scramble, the University has found classroom space for a biology professor threatening to go on strike due to “inadequate” teaching facilities he was assigned to. Biology professor David Morris sent an e-mail to his students Monday evening threatening to go on strike unless he was given a new lecture room for his […]

Paris Bienert: You’ve got mail?

Vern residents constantly have things to complain about, such as inconvenient gym hours, limited dining options and the Vern Express. But the most oft-mentioned complaint I have encountered these days concerns Package Services. Along with a new semester comes hundreds of textbooks flooding GW, making Package Services an important part of life on the Vern. […]