February 14, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 42

Stories from the February 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Report: Metro escalator outages frequent

Metro released a report last week revealing that its escalators break down once a week on average. Only 32 percent – less than one-third – of the escalator shutdowns are a result of scheduled maintenance, according to The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s report. The rest of the outages result from unscheduled service calls or […]

Student Judicial Services finds no alcohol dependency

Student Judicial Services ordered less than 30 students to undergo addiction assessments during this past fall semester, and found none to be dependent on alcohol. Twenty-nine students have undergone certified alcohol addiction assessments, a new policy implemented after the University re-evaluated alcohol sanctions over the summer. The University implemented the new policy to assess repeat […]

School of Media and Public Affairs professor elected anthropological fellow

School of Media and Public Affairs professor Kerric Harvey was elected a fellow of the United Kingdom’s Royal Anthropological Institute for her research on the anthropology of the Internet. Harvey’s research examines the effect of new media on society and politics, particularly with the concept of dramatic conflict transformation, in which people use role-playing and […]

Housing nixes squatting option

GW Housing Programs scrapped its squatting program for next year, citing low participation numbers as the reason to end the program that allowed juniors and seniors to remain in the same residence hall for more than 1 year. Director of Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said the decision to end the program was made in tandem […]

What’s the deal with… 4-RIDE and alcohol

Whether you’re intoxicated and need a ride home or you’re just trying to get a quick ride back to campus with a bottle of booze in your backpack, 4-RIDE is prepared to deal with you. University Police Department Chief Kevin Hay said the 4-RIDE drivers are trained to call an officer if a passenger is […]

Colonials adjusting to short bench

When the injury bug bit the women’s basketball team early in the season, the Colonials weren’t quite ready for it. With as many as five players sitting on the bench in sweats, other players were forced to play through nagging injuries that they otherwise would have been able to keep off of, while the few […]

Staff Editorial: Restore JEC’s power to file violations

The Joint Elections Committee – the oversight body for student-wide elections – has historically been tasked with two roles. The first was to scrutinize SA campaigns and investigate violations. The second was to decide whether those violations deserved repercussions. But the people the JEC held accountable banned the body from filing violations. Though members of […]

GW uses strong second half to earn win

AMHERST, Mass. – It’s a sight that men’s basketball fans have grown accustomed to this season: the Colonials splitting the game in half and playing just 20 minutes of good basketball. It’s a pattern that has typically resulted in GW losses for much of the season. It was more or less the same story for […]

Undergrad default rate beats U.S. average

GW undergraduates default on significantly fewer federal student loans compared to their peers nationally, according to newly released government data. Fewer than 1.5 percent of undergraduates defaulted on their federal student loans in 2008, according to data from the Department of Education. The GW default rate is about 6 percent less than the national average […]