April 4, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 53

Stories from the April 4, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

At-large candidates vie for D.C. college student votes

Seven candidates for the D.C. councilmember at-large position vied for the support of students Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, telling those in attendance how they would work to address issues facing college students and youth in the District. Democratic candidates Sekou Biddle, Tom Brown, Joshua Lopez, Dorothy Douglas, Bryan Weaver, Statehood […]

More than 700 students, 100 sophomores on housing waitlist

More than 700 students were waitlisted for on-campus housing for the 2011-2012 year, a University official confirmed Wednesday, a comparable number to last year’s waitlist. Director of GW Housing Programs Seth Weinshel said 720 students were placed on the housing waitlist – 30 fewer than last year. Weinshel said he expects students will be taken […]

Congresswomen discuss the role of women in politics

Correction appended The College Republicans hosted Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., Thursday to celebrate the rise of conservative women in Congress, though the duo discussed the barriers women still have to break to gain access to the political process. The congresswomen discussed the role of conservative women in their party’s base during […]

Colonials sweep final regular season weekend

The wind and the rain were not enough to stop the women’s tennis team Saturday, as the Colonials defeated Longwood 5-1 in the last home match of the season, and the team continued its success Sunday with a 7-0 sweep of Towson. GW extended its winning streak to three with its weekend victories. Despite a […]

Strangers at 35,000 feet

How much will a person reveal to a complete stranger? The members of Generic Theatre Company sought an answer to this question in the aptly titled “Stranger” by Craig Lucas, and proved that they aren’t unfamiliar with the art of performance last weekend. “Stranger,” Generic’s fourth production of the spring season, premiered Thursday night at […]

D.C. to redraw Ward 2 border

The boundaries of Ward 2 will be redrawn this year, as census data released at the end of March show the ward’s population has increased beyond its legal limits. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and others will use 2010 Census data released by the U.S. Census Bureau to redistrict D.C.’s eight wards in the coming […]

District sees rise in pedestrian safety issues

Two students crossing H Street were struck by cars in separate incidents last week, highlighting a growing pedestrian safety issue across the region. The number of cases where a motorist struck a pedestrian – someone either walking or cycling – increased by about 24 percent between 2009 and 2010, according to data provided by George […]

Historic classifications underway

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board is working with the University to create a historic district within GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus, a member of the group told residents at the Foggy Bottom Association’s monthly meeting last week. Tim Dennee, a staff reviewer for the review board, said the historic district will consist of parts of […]