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.

Staff Editorial: Improving Gelman one stage at a time

The University finally seems to have taken notice of the perennial complaints students have voiced concerning Gelman Library, and for that, we are extremely relieved. GW’s administration has expressed interest in working with Gelman to financially support the changes students and library officials have outlined. Hopefully, this marks a new era where Gelman officials will […]

Neighbors wary of local eatery’s precedent

A jazzy new restaurant is having trouble escaping its rock-and-roll past as Foggy Bottom neighbors continue to harp on the venue. Bayou opened in December and despite installing a soundproof wall, it’s facing opposition from some neighbors who fear the restaurant will slip back into its noisy past. While Rookery, the former restaurant at the […]

Colonials crumble in blowout loss to Dukes

PITTSBURGH – The box score of the men’s basketball team’s contest Wednesday night against Duquesne will say the game ended in an 84-59 loss for the Colonials, but for most of the game, it didn’t even feel that close. The stats will say the Dukes shot 8 percentage points better from the floor than the […]

Alumnus hopes for big win in Superbowl

Alumnus Noah Rothstein has a lot riding on the Packers vs. Steelers game this weekend. He didn’t bet on the game, but he does have $1 million at stake. The former Colonial, who graduated from GW in 2005 with a degree in electronic media, paired up with Brad Bosley, a finalist in the Pepsi Max […]

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 […]