April 14, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 56

Stories from the April 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women’s rugby set to travel to Sweet 16

The magic number for the GW Women’s Rugby Football Club is four. The Colonials are one of 16 teams in the USA Rugby Division II playoffs in San Diego, Calif. leaving only four victories between them and the championship. With a handful of games still left ahead of them to define their season, members of […]

Staff Editorial: Responding to a campus tragedy

Yesterday our community learned a member of the GW family took his own life in City Hall residence hall. While the Colonial family may not know the student’s identity, we all know a loss of this proportion can elicit guilt, sadness and fear. This type of death forces a community to accept its incomprehension. It […]

Designs for library, fire station presented to local residents

The developer for the West End Library and Engine 1 fire station discussed design plans for the two properties Monday night at a West End Library Friends meeting. Eastbanc presented and explained the proposed features, which call for the West End Library complex to house the library, retail space, a coffee shop, a parking lot […]

Student dies in City Hall

A male student was found dead in City Hall Wednesday afternoon, in what Metropolitan Police Department officers are classifying as a suicide. MPD, University Police Department officers and medical examiners responded to the scene after 2 p.m. to find a male student dead in his room. There is no indication the death was the result […]

University to promote technologies at summer conference

GW researchers and administrators will participate in a conference called TechStorm this June to push inventions created through University research to entrepreneurs. A total of 24 universities are expected to join together in Fairfax, Va., June 2 to showcase their inventions to entrepreneurs, who could use or market the products. Gerard Eldering, the president of […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigates UPD rodent issue

An investigation into a rodent infestation in the Woodhull House is ongoing, an official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said, adding that the investigation into the incident will likely be completed in the next few weeks. Administration officials inspected the University Police Department’s headquarters at 2033 G St. last Thursday, after receiving multiple […]

Professor and her students design healthcare clinic in Haiti

Three generations of interior design students revealed plans for a sustainable healthcare clinic in Haiti Tuesday. The clinic will sit in place of a separate center that was nearly destroyed when Haiti faced a massive earthquake last January. Professor Nadia Volchansky said the designs focus on sustainability as green initiatives often incur higher costs and […]

Student files suit over suspension

A freshman filed a lawsuit against the University Friday, alleging unfair disciplinary hearings wrongfully found him guilty of sexual assault, and led to an unfair suspension from school. He is requesting a total of $6 million in damages due to the incident. The student – who filed the lawsuit under a pseudonym – said Student […]

Avenue apartments more expensive than other Foggy Bottom options

Apartments at The Avenue are hundreds of dollars more expensive than other area housing options, with an average rent of $3,400 per month excluding utilities. The prices of apartments at the mixed-use development range from $2,160 for a 526-square-foot studio apartment, to approximately $10,000 for a three-bedroom apartment with a den. Some one-bedroom models cost […]

Student Association Senate overhauls financial process

Funding for student organizations will be doled out in a dramatically different way next year, after the Student Association Senate voted unanimously to overhaul the financial allocations process in its final meeting of the year Tuesday. The Senate Finance Committee will be required to distribute 85 percent of the SA’s funding to student organizations during […]