February 3, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 39

Stories from the February 3, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Matt Ingoglia: When snow day dismissals are disasters

Most of us remember the legendary Snowpocalypse that hammered the District a year ago. The historic one-two punch of blizzards lived up to its nickname, leaving impassable roads, shuttered Metro stations and days of canceled classes in its wake. For those without a Dunkin’ Donuts in their basement, it was truly a harrowing experience. This […]

Ian Goldin: The lessons I learned in Cairo

From the balcony of my apartment, I could hear chants and gunshots. I saw the thick black smoke rising from the ruling party’s national headquarters. I could feel the peppery burn of tear gas in my nostrils. There have been massive demonstrations in every major city in Egypt. In Cairo, protesters overwhelmed the police forces. […]

GW snaps losing skid at 11

On the court Wednesday, the Colonials didn’t look like a team that was in the midst of the worst losing streak in the program’s history. As GW (6-15, 1-6 Atlantic 10) played its way to its first victory in 12 games, the team dominated the University of Rhode Island both offensively and defensively, coming out […]

Crime Log

Theft 1/25/11 – 5:30 p.m. Location: Ivory Tower (Potbelly) Open case A student reported to the University Police Department that he left his backpack with his laptop unattended, and when he returned it was missing. Case open Drug Law Violation 1/25/11 – 8 p.m. Location: Ivory Tower Case closed UPD responded to assist GW Housing […]

Sports in Brief

Former Colonials standout re-signs with WNBA team The Minnesota Lynx announced Tuesday that former GW women’s basketball standout Jessica Adair has re-signed with the WNBA team. Adair, a 2009 graduate of GW, earned First Team All-Atlantic 10 Honors in her final three seasons playing for the Colonials. She was just the 10th player in league […]

District faces budget deficit

The District is at a cross roads when it comes to its finances, Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans warned last week, noting the responsibility of managing the deficit rests with new mayor and GW alumnus Vincent Gray before a budget proposal reaches the council this April. Evans told members of the Foggy Bottom Association […]

Frank Gervasio: A new chapter in the legacy of Greek life

If you are reading this, there is a good chance you are aware of the challenges the Greek-life community has faced in the past few months. Our once thriving community now appears weakened after several chapters were under investigation for hazing, alcohol and drug-related changes throughout the fall. But that is old news and we […]

MFA looks to double number of doctors

The GW Medical Faculty Associates is looking to double the number of doctors at the practice over the next five years. The MFA, a nonprofit organization that split from the University in 2000, is looking to add 450 doctors to expand its services throughout the District. The group purchased space at 2300 M St. in […]

NY Times editors talk media bias

One of the New York Times’ top editors had some choice words for Fox News and Wall Street Journal owner Rupert Murdoch Monday night, saying Murdoch’s news organizations are to blame for the public’s overall sense of cynicism regarding the American news industry. New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller said Murdoch’s Fox News has […]

University: All buildings, systems will have GWorld 2.0 by March

The University will install the remaining GWorld 2.0 card readers throughout campus this month, a University spokeswoman pledged Wednesday. Of the 88 campus locations with card readers, 72 have been switched and the remaining 16 should be changed by the end of February. Among those not yet converted are the South Hall, Dakota, Francis Scott […]