January 31, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 38

Stories from the January 31, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dancing with Colonials

While students planned for yet another Thursday night, six GW dance teams brought the Lisner Auditorium stage to life with six unique dance forms for Class Council’s third annual dance competition, REPRESENT. GW Raas, GW Ballroom, Capital Funk, GW Chamak, Balance and GW Bhangra performed for an ecstatic audience and a panel of judges for […]

Sports In Brief

Terrapins top men’s tennis handily on the road The men’s tennis team fell to Maryland Saturday, losing 6-1 in College Park, Md. The Terrapins dominated the doubles matches, sweeping the Colonials to earn the doubles point. Senior Richard Blumenfeld and Viktor Svensson fought hard against Maryland, but ultimately fell 8-5 as Svensson battled through an […]

UPD nabs alleged Mitchell Hall thieves

University Police Department officers apprehended two subjects after they allegedly attempted to steal thousands of dollars’ worth of property from students’ rooms in Mitchell Hall Thursday night. Both suspects – who are unaffiliated with GW – entered Mitchell at about 6 p.m., following behind students who were entering the building. The suspects then entered unlocked […]

Buff and blue Bonnaroo fosters growing music scene

While GW bands don’t always take the spotlight on campus, the Student Musicians Coalition set the stage for four student bands Friday at Mitchell Hall Theater. Buzz about the event, colloquially called “Foggy Bottom Bonnaroo,” grew as the four bands signed on to the bill – representing a range of genres. The show started late […]

Smith takes pride in doing ‘dirty work’ for men’s basketball

Dwayne Smith’s contributions on the court are not always glamorous. But the sophomore guard wouldn’t have it any other way. “I do take pride in that,” Smith said after his team’s 52-46 win over Saint Louis Saturday afternoon. “I love doing the dirty work, I love getting rebounds and loose balls and stuff, because coaches […]

University seeks to amend Foggy Bottom Campus Plan

GW is lobbying to up the number of beds in two townhouses on campus currently used for sorority housing. University officials are also seeking to amend the 20-year campus plan in order to enable GW to use a third townhouse as space for the GW Law School. The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood […]

Cabinet officials to unveil dietary guidelines at GW

Two secretaries from the Obama administration will be on campus Monday to unveil the government’s freshest recommendations for healthy eating. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will outline the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at the Jack Morton Auditorium, but the presentation of the updated food pyramid […]

Residents protest new Watergate trees

The historic Watergate complex, perhaps best known for a 1972 break-in that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation, now faces a seemingly less dramatic dilemma: the installment of sycamore trees that may threaten the scenic views and pricey property values of the residence.? Later this week, the National Capital Planning Commission will decide whether to […]