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.

Sex Column: The Gotham City theory

I don’t fancy myself a comic book man. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good superhero movie, but besides a half-read copy of “Watchmen,” I’m lacking when it comes to graphic novels. Of course, it doesn’t take a comic book aficionado to know that each of us is living in Gotham City. Here in […]

Pepco to testify over power outages

Pepco is facing heat for its poor response to last month’s snowstorm, after about 210,000 customers lost power when snow and slush coated the region. Pepco will testify Thursday as to why more than 300 customers were left in the cold and dark for up to 5 days. The hearing was ordered by the D.C. […]

Stepping for charity

Ten step crews from across the country came together to benefit local charities through stepping Saturday. The Nu Beta Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, which includes students from GW, Georgetown and Catholic universities, hosted the 14th Annual Step Your Game Up Charity Step Show at Lisner Auditorium to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther […]

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 […]