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.

Student seeks Vern Express oversight

A member of Mount Vernon Campus Life is spearheading efforts to lobby GW to hire an employee whose sole job would be to oversee the Vern Express shuttle service. Sophomore Joshua Bochner said the first step toward mitigating Vern Express reliability issues is to hire an individual to manage the system from an office on […]

Lyndsey Wajert: We need to bring back Hippothon

Whenever I talk to my sister, a freshman at Penn State, I’m always struck by the ways her college experience in no way resembles mine. Naturally, we try to one-up each other by describing fun campus activities – she brags about going to football games, while I boast that Wolf Blitzer was at Saturday’s men’s […]

Gabrielle Friedman: Restore the ability to squat in housing

It is that time of year when stress overwhelms GW students. With midterm season, figuring out spring break plans and applying for next year’s housing, we are all running around campus counting down the days until we can take a deep breath. Narrowing down which residence hall we want to apply for and who we […]

Sports In Brief

Rhinehart named Co-Atlantic 10 Swimming Coach of the Year Swimming head coach Dan Rhinehart was named Co-Atlantic 10 Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year Saturday after leading the men’s swimming team to a fourth-place finish at the Atlantic 10 Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships over the weekend, the best finish for the men’s […]

Temple topples Colonials at Smith Center

The stage was set Saturday afternoon for the men’s basketball team to make a statement. The Colonials were on a roll, having won three-straight and four of their last five games and jumping to fifth place in the Atlantic 10 standings. With No. 24/24 Temple (AP/ESPN, USA Today) in town to face the Colonials, GW […]

GSEHD aims to raise profile in higher education field

The dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development is working to elevate the school’s profile by strengthening relations with all levels of government and developing international and online programs. GSEHD will launch several new initiatives to reinvest in education as some programs within the school experience falling enrollments “Education as a career […]

Neighbors want campus’s brick sidewalks fixed

Residents are requesting that the city fix its deteriorating brick sidewalks in the Foggy Bottom area, an issue the University is also trying to address with its campus streetscape plans. Irked with the sidewalks, the Foggy Bottom Association and Advisory Neighborhood Commission are calling on Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans for support. “Residents are […]

Letter to the Editor

What Student Association senators can do to connect more with students I read and mostly agreed with Corey Jacobson’s piece, “An SA conversation worth having.” I’m an alumnus of the Class of 2002, and these issues are nothing new. If you want to reduce apathy, I believe the best strategy is to let students know […]

University, Zoning Commission disagree on parking garage placement

The University submitted alternate designs for the Law Learning Center parking garage to the D.C. Zoning Commission last week, after the body delayed a vote on the project and requested GW explore other entry options. Zoning commissioners asked the University to consider placing the parking garage’s entrance on G Street, citing concerns regarding pedestrian safety […]