February 22, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Calendar

Tuesday George Washington’s Birthday Bonfire Celebrate the birthday of GW’s namesake with a bonfire, music, free food and a pie-eating contest. University Yard – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Arab Uprising Join the Arab Student Association for a discussion on revolts in the Arab world. Marvin Center, room 309 – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Research […]

University changes Greek housing policy

Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Chi will each receive townhouses on Townhouse Row next year, replacing the three Greek-life chapters that pled guilty to hazing and alcohol violations last month. Student Activities Center Executive Director Tim Miller said the decisions were based on the last housing applications chapters submitted in 2009. Kappa […]

7-Eleven to extend hours on trial basis

Neighbors of the 7-Eleven located behind GW Hospital said they support the convenience store staying open 24 hours, but some residents are requesting the store face a trial period before its permanent operating hours are set. The store currently operates from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., but its owners want to extend operating hours to […]

Twelve crowd candidate pool for top two SA spots

Eight more students entered an already crowded pool for the Student Association’s two top spots over the weekend, bringing the number of candidates seeking the SA presidency and executive vice presidency to 12, double that of last year’s election. Seven candidates are running for SA president, including newly declared SA Finance Committee chair Chris Clark, […]

GW Hospital hopes to expand emergency department

GW Hospital representatives said they hope to expand the hospital’s emergency department this summer after the facility has seen a 34 percent increase in patients since 2002. The hospital’s chief operating officer, Kimberly Russo, told residents at last week’s Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting that construction would increase the treatment and […]

Students able to study in Middle East

As pro-democracy protests tear across the Middle East, the University is still accepting study abroad applications from students who want to travel to the region this fall. The Office for Study Abroad is approaching the March deadline for fall study abroad applications with cautious optimism, while students who want to study in the Middle East […]

Restaurant owners: Food trucks hurt local businesses

Local restaurants are upset with the abundance of food trucks doing business in the area, saying the mobile eateries are taking away business from formal restaurants. Members of the newly formed Washington Circle Business Association debated the trucks Wednesday, saying the trucks directly compete with restaurants but incur fewer expenses. “If someone has a food […]

ESIA receives $3.15 million gift

The Elliott School of International Affairs received one of the largest donations in the school’s history, funds that will go toward increasing research, teaching and outreach. The $3.15 million donation is an initial investment, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said, which will have “an immediate impact on students.” The gift’s focus is to increase research that […]

Org seeks new home with demolition looming

When the small gym next to Fulbright Hall is demolished at the end of the semester, exercise science and exercise and sports activities classes won’t be the only entities looking for a new home. Building K, which houses the Department of Exercise Science, is also home to student organizations like GW Taekwondo, which trains participants […]