February 28, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 46

Stories from the February 28, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mastering the art of amusement

Do you know anyone plagued with a disconcerting inability to craft a joke worthy of even a sympathetic chuckle? Fear not, for help is here. Colonial Comedy is GW’s newest student organization dedicated to providing a comedic outlet for students and helping the unfunny find a voice. “We want to help people who are funny […]

DOH: TB case limited to one individual

No additional community members tested positive for tuberculosis, after a now-confirmed case of the disease prompted testing of some students, faculty and staff over the past 2 weeks. The University and the D.C. Department of Health notified the GW community of a suspected case of pulmonary tuberculosis Feb. 15, and has since confirmed the individual […]

Man arrested for alleged assault in 2000 Penn CVS

Metropolitan Police officers arrested a man at the Shops at 2000 Penn Wednesday, after the individual chased a customer inside the CVS with a box cutter, according to police documents. The unnamed suspect was in the cashier line when he asked the complainant to pick up an MP3 player off the rack. The complainant told […]

UPD headquarters to become D.C. history museum

The University will transform the current headquarters of the University Police Department into a permanent museum dedicated to the history of the District, after a donor gave $5 million to GW. Albert H. Small – a 2009 recipient of the National Humanities Medal, which honors individuals who contribute to the humanities – donated his personal […]

Staff Editorial: An open letter to the new vice provost

Dr. Reed, You enter your role at GW as the vice provost for diversity and inclusion at a time when there has been a call for an improvement in cultural diversity on campus. The University’s decision to create your position represents an administrative identification of this principal campus issue, and we welcome you to your […]

GW files response to buyout lawsuit

Correction appended Attorneys for the University asked a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss part of a former professor’s lawsuit against GW last week. Richard Soland, the professor of operations research in School of Engineering and Applied Science, is suing GW for failing to notify him of an upcoming school-wide SEAS buyout program while he […]

Group provides aid to the impoverished

With an estimated 1.8 billion individuals worldwide lacking proper health care, one group of GW students is working to improve the lives of some of the most needy communities. Sophomores Emily Alloy and Corinne Stone started the GW chapter of MEDLIFE – a nationwide organization working with impoverished communities in Latin America – this fall, […]

Early decision admit rate sees slight increase

The University saw a slight 1 percent increase in admitted early decision applicants this year. About 36 percent of prospective students that applied early decision were accepted during the fall 2010 admissions process, compared to the 37 percent who were admitted this year. The increase is stagnant compared to the drastic decrease in early decision […]

Crime low at FB-GWU Metro

Less than 1 percent of robberies at Metro stations around D.C. occurred at the Foggy Bottom Metro last year, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority data show. A total of 1,007 robberies took place at Metro stations in 2010, but only 10 of those incidents took place at the Foggy Bottom Metro station, according to data […]

Guthridge to undergo renovations this summer

The University will replace two elevators and upgrade fire alarms and sprinklers in Guthridge Hall this summer. Additional upgrades to the sophomore residence hall may also take place as the project progresses, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said, adding that the scope of other possible renovations has not been identified. Sherrard said a cost estimate for […]