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.

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 […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up – Thumbs Down

Campus speakers rock GW With visits from Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and four former White House press secretaries, GW saw a number of esteemed campus speakers this month. The University is a frequent destination for celebrity speakers, but these noteworthy names never fail to remind us that GW truly is a University in and […]

GW escapes Philly with win

PHILADELPHIA – It wasn’t a glamorous win Saturday night for the men’s basketball team. It wasn’t a perfect win, nor was it a sexy win. It wasn’t the kind of win that will let men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs rest easy over the next few days. What GW’s 82-80 win Saturday night on the […]

Corey Jacobson: The Abolish the SA saga

These days, the very mention of the Student Association to the average GW student evokes a roll of the eyes or, at bare minimum, an annoyed chuckle. In fact, it seems the only thing students might think is more ridiculous than the Student Association is a recently launched campaign to abolish it. The funny thing […]

Letters to the Editor

Athletic department review needs students Last week’s announcement that the University will be conducting a comprehensive review of its athletic department is a breath of fresh air. Hopefully, it will lead to a restructuring that returns faith in our NCAA Division I programs. But if the University wants to get this right, it must do […]

Hatchet Expat: Shocked by prolonged procedures

It took almost a month for the culture shock to set in once I arrived in Milan. During my first few days in Italy I didn’t want to be anywhere else and, quite frankly, I didn’t miss being back at GW. But as I discovered the local love for bureaucracy, I found that my new […]

Kvancz stepping down from post as AD

After 17 years as the head of the athletic department for GW, Jack Kvancz announced his retirement Thursday, saying he would assume a role as special adviser to the University. Kvancz said he had been considering retirement for a few years, but said he had no immediate plans to step down until the Board of […]