February 7, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 40

Stories from the February 7, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New political science degree to focus on legal theory

Students interested in the intersection of political science and law can opt to pursue a new master’s program in legal institutions and theory this fall. The program will focus on the development of the law and its effect on institutions, policies and individuals, and will include an optional internship component. Steven Kelts, an assistant professor […]

Shadow Room liquor license unresolved

A local nightclub is waiting to learn the fate of its liquor license, after the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board failed to come to a decision Wednesday on whether or not to dismiss a protest against the club’s license renewal. Shadow Room owner Swaptak Das formally requested the board dismiss the protest, citing an unresolved mediation […]

Zoning Commission requests new design for law garage

Correction appended The D.C. Zoning Commission stalled its vote to approve plans for the underground Law Learning Center and parking garage Thursday evening, requesting that the University create new designs with an alternate entrance. University officials presented the estimated $31 to $37 million project – located on Square 103, behind Potomac House and next to […]

Study: mental health issues on the rise

A nationwide study found that mental health issues among college freshmen are at the highest level they’ve been in 25 years, a finding which the director of the University Counseling Center said is in line with the increased number of UCC visits among all students. The University of California, Los Angeles survey found a 12 […]

Director search riles adjunct faculty

Faculty and alumni of the Graduate School of Political Management are firing back against top University officials for not weighing their opinions during the search for the school’s new executive director. Irked adjunct faculty members and alumni said the dean of the College of Professional Studies has a limited vision for the program, and doesn’t […]

Funding cuts may mean fewer officers at bars, clubs

Bars and clubs may have to pay more out of pocket to hire Metropolitan Police security, after the D.C. Council voted to reduce funding to the MPD reimbursable detail program. The program – which allows businesses to hire off-duty officers for patrols in their area – saw its funding cut in half, dropping to $500,000. […]

University receives Carnegie Foundation research accolade

A prestigious research organization named GW a school with “very high research activity,” an achievement for the University, which has placed an increased emphasis on research since hiring President Steven Knapp. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – a nonprofit research foundation dedicated to supporting education – placed GW as one of the […]

Colonials hold off 49ers in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It had been just three days since the men’s basketball team’s 84-59 loss to Duquesne last week when GW took the court Saturday afternoon on the road against Charlotte. Sixty-seven hours was all that separated the Colonials from one of their worst performances of the season, a sloppy game that featured a […]

Colonials snap road skid at Saint Louis

As the women’s basketball team walked off the court at Saint Louis Saturday night, it was leaving with something more than a victory. The Colonials were walking away having proved what head coach Mike Bozeman articulated throughout the teams’ recent struggles: They were fighters. With a 49-36 win over Saint Louis, GW (7-15, 2-6 Atlantic […]