April 25, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 59

Stories from the April 25, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Permit issues delay construction

Problems obtaining building permits from the District are delaying the completion of construction at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, originally slated for completion in January. The setback stems from permit applications taking longer than anticipated to be processed, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said, adding that the project is now estimated to be completed by […]

Hay: Drop in MPD officers won’t affect GW safety

The Metropolitan Police Department may see a slight dip in the number of sworn officers next year, but the head of the University Police Department said it likely would not affect campus safety. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed budget for 2012 only offers sufficient funding to add on 120 officers, leaving the police force down […]

GW quiet on smoking campaign

The University is keeping quiet on the number of students using its resources to quit smoking after launching the highly visible “Be a Quitter” campaign in February. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard declined to share how many students have used the program to quit their habit. The campaign was introduced to encourage a smoke-free campus and […]

Panhel revamps formal recruitment

The Panhellenic Association will implement stricter guidelines for recruitment counselors this fall in an effort to make the recruitment process more fair. Recruitment counselors – sorority members who help guide potential new members – will be designated the letters Pi Rho Chi, in the fall, and may be offered off-campus housing during the annual month-long […]

Grappling with lupus

Chelsea Swift never imagined when transferring to GW in 2009 that she would be adjusting to more than just a new college. Only weeks into her first term, Swift was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting the skin, joints and kidneys. “First I was just in denial that this was a chronic illness,” […]

What’s the deal with… Move-out fees

As students prepare to move out of their residence halls next month, they should be wary of extra fees they could incur for an untidy room. All rooms need to be left in “broom-clean” condition before moving out, Seth Weinshel, director of GW Housing Programs, said in an e-mail to students, a condition he called […]

Commission probes Alcohol Control Board

A local neighborhood group is latching on to a probe of the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s chair, alleging the official allowed conflicts of interest to interfere with granting liquor licenses and other rulings. Mayor Vincent Gray’s office began an investigation of chair Charles Brodsky after a former board member accused Brodsky of helping to […]

D.C. named best job market in nation

American City Business Journals ranked the District the No. 1 job market in the country this month, giving soon-to-be GW graduates a potential advantage in their search for employment. The District claimed the number one spot after it added more than 61,800 jobs since last year, an improvement from its previously-held third place spot a […]

GW outlines 2011-2012 basketball schedule

The men’s basketball team will likely face at least two high-profile teams during its 2011-2012 season, with Virginia Commonwealth scheduled for the annual BB&T Classic. The Colonials are also in talks with a number of teams to ink competition, including potential road games against Syracuse and Tulane, director of athletics Jack Kvancz said.He said the […]

In intercollegiate competition, recycling rate dips slightly

The amount of material the University recycled slightly decreased this year as part of Recyclemania, an intercollegiate competition aimed at promoting sustainability, while the overall amount of waste produced saw a decline for the first time in five years. The University recycled 1 percent less than last year in the Recyclemania contest, according to data […]