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 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. […]

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 […]