March 24, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 50

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

Colonial trio set to leave teams, transfer from University

Two players from the men’s basketball team and one from the women’s team will transfer from GW this spring, opening up scholarship spots for the Colonials to bring new players to the respective teams before the start of next season. Men’s basketball sophomore guard Tim Johnson and freshman forward Chris Fitzgerald will transfer from GW, […]

Faculty uneasy about alternative parking options in place of main garage

Faculty are again criticizing GW’s proposed plan to offset parking spaces that will be lost when its main garage is torn down for the Science and Engineering Complex. The University Parking Garage on H Street will close after Commencement weekend in May. Valet parking at several on-campus garages and discounted Kennedy Center parking rates will […]

Committee wants University to collaborate on redevelopment of local school

Members of a committee devoted to continuing the educational purpose of Stevens Elementary School suggested last week that GW’s School of Education and Human Development could be part of the historic school’s revitalization. Since the end of former Mayor Adrian Fenty’s administration, previous plans to develop the closed school into housing were scrapped, and residents […]

Dan Keylin: Still searching for the right SA president

This year’s Student Association presidential election comes down to one simple question: Do you want an SA insider or outsider? Both candidates have serious flaws they never addressed before asking students to cast votes, flaws that will hopefully be acknowledged before a winner takes office. But there is no golden choice or obvious candidate this […]

Local restaurant’s liquor license renewal comes with operational limitations

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board renewed the liquor license for the local restaurant Bayou last week, after the restaurant and a neighborhood group finalized a cooperative agreement that sets guidelines for the restaurant’s operations. The Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission, along with five other individuals, had filed a protest against Bayou’s reapplication […]

Richard Ashman: Echoes of NOLA in Japan

For New Orleans residents like myself, whose memories of?Hurricane Katrina?are indelible, the tragic aftermath of?Japan’s tsunami?seems eerily similar.?Waves washed homes off their foundations, piled cars on top of houses and dumped large boats inland as if they were children’s toys.? After Katrina, Japan’s government and citizens came to our aid right away. Within 24 hours […]

District recommends Science and Engineering Complex for approval

The District’s Office of Planning recommended last week that the Zoning Commission approve the plan for the Science and Engineering Complex, but encouraged GW to revise its design to accommodate another Foggy Bottom Metro entrance. The approval is conditional and will be reevaluated if GW fails to provide a detailed drawing illustrating the streetscape before […]

Katrina Valdes: Join Relay for Life, be a superhero

As members of one of the most politically active universities in the country, GW’s capacity to help goes far beyond political campaigns – we’re capable of so much more. Every day, we each make a difference to change something about the world we live in within our own interests, jobs, internships and academics. But for […]

Councilmember seeks to repeal food truck tax exemption

Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans introduced legislation last week that, if passed, would nix the sales tax exemption for all District street vendors, including the popular food trucks that frequent GW. The bill would require food trucks and street vendors to pay the same 10 percent sales tax as brick-and-mortar restaurants. “I’m concerned with two […]