February 24, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 45

Stories from the February 24, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Corey Jacobson: An SA conversation worth having

My previous column cited how an ineffective Student Association has prompted Abolish the SA campaigns to resurface year after year. But without a specific plan in place to handle student advocacy and fund allocation, abolishing the SA would leave the student body worse off. In order to find the appropriate balance between those two extremes, […]

Housing Guide: Off-Campus housing around D.C.

The Statesman Dennis Lee | Hatchet Photographer Rent: $1,700/month and up (studio apartment) Address: 2020 F St. NW Features: Spacious walk-in closets, individual climate control, cable and high-speed Internet Amenities: 24-hour resident concierge, 24-hour fitness center, laundry facilities, dry-cleaning valet service Located right across the street from Potomac Hall, this building’s proximity to academic buildings […]

Lisner renovations will not fix handicap accessibility issues

Historic Lisner Auditorium will undergo continued renovations this summer, but the 68-year-old building will not be updated with handicap-accessible entrances. The auditorium, located at 730 21st St., has remained in use for professional and student performances during the construction that started last fall, but University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said further modifications will not address accessibility […]

Kuwait gives GW $4.5 million gift for Middle East studies

The government of Kuwait gave GW a $4.5 million endowment to support GW’s Institute for Middle East Studies and create a Middle East and North Africa Research Center. The endowment is the latest in a long-standing relationship between the country and GW, which has also received $1 million in 2008 and $3.4 million in 2005 […]

Five percent break University bar notices

Nearly 20 individuals barred from GW property over the past year have unlawfully returned to campus since their ban. Seventeen of the 358 people barred from campus between Feb. 17, 2010 and Feb. 17, 2011, violated the notice and unlawfully entered GW property within that time frame, University Police Chief Kevin Hay said. Four were […]

Matt Ingoglia: Give Metro a late-night break

The news that Metro is considering ending Metrorail service after midnight on the weekends has, predictably, elicited complaints from many students. Since this would undoubtedly throw a wrench into the plans of hard-partying college students like us, it’s tempting to accuse Metro of indifference to its customers. The reality, however, is that this idea makes […]


Thursday SMPA Bowling Night Bowl with fellow School of Media and Public Affairs students, as journalism students take on poli-comm majors. Winners will receive SMPA swag. Hippodrome, Marvin Center 5th floor – 7 p.m. Friday Minority Health Conference Attend interactive workshops on health equity, hosted by the Black Public Health Student Network. Ross Hall – […]

Long-serving UPD officer dies

James Isom, a long-serving University Police Department officer, was found dead at his home Tuesday morning. He was 64 years old. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Isom’s cause of death is unknown and the cause and manner of his death may not be available for 60 to 90 days. University Police Chief […]

City Hall lease to end in 2016

The University will not re-lease City Hall after GW’s contract on the building expires in 2016. Seth Weinshel, director of GW Housing Programs, said that although the residence hall will no longer be available, the University will still have the capacity to board the nearly 380 students who live there. GW will be able to […]